Mrs. Ann Matthers Taylor
MA, Roosevelt Unversity 1990
A 1986 graduate of St. Andrew’s, Ann was a three-time recipient of the School’s Drama Prize, and she received the Carter-Towbin Award for versatility and achievement in theater at Bard College.
Ann began performing at the age of eight with the Glimmerglass Opera Theatre in Cooperstown, N.Y., and worked with them for about 15 years as a performer and as a member of their technical staff. While Ann holds a bachelor’s degree in drama and a master’s in directing, she credits her many years of hands-on work at the Opera, which included exposure to many fine stage directors, for much of her directorial and theatrical knowledge.
Initially a performer, some of her favorite professional roles include Grace Farrell in Annie and Maia in a short film called The Farmer’s Wife. Ann took advantage of the opportunity to perform again during her sabbatical year in 2005-06; she enjoyed a small role in a biographical film about organ donation and a long run as Betty in Sure Thing by David Ives.
Professional directing credits since her sabbatical include Sure Thing and The Philadelphia by David Ives, Amahl and the Night Visitors and most recently, The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney.
Ann lives with her husband, Tolly, and their daughters, Cara and Margaret, in a house by Mein Hall.