Regina Taylor, an award-winning actor, playwright and director, has joined the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis for a three-year artistic partnership, the organization announced Oct. 15.
Taylor is perhaps best known for starring as Molly Blane on the CBS series “The Unit,” which ran from 2006 to 2009, and for her play “Crowns,” which was adapted from a book of photographs of Black women wearing church hats. In recent years, she has appeared on TV in series including “The Blacklist,” “Elementary” and “The Good Fight.”
She has also been featured in such films as “Clockers,” “Courage Under Fire” and “Lean on Me.”
At the Rep, Taylor’s work as artist-in-residence will include writing, collaborating with the staff and connecting with the St. Louis community.
“To fix my gaze as a writer, and to share those observations, is a rare and wonderful privilege,” Taylor said. “I’m so happy that (Rep artistic director) Hana Sharif has invited me onto their platform to do just that.”
Taylor, who has been working with the Rep virtually, is scheduled to arrive in St. Louis in January. The partnership comes through the National Playwright Residency Program, which provides funding for a diverse group of American playwrights to work with theaters across the country.
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