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Leslie Taylor

Leslie Taylor has designed sets and costumes for over 150 productions. Recently, she designed sets for Theater Emory's production of Grim, Grimmer, Grimmest and the Alliance Theater Company’s production of August, Osage County, for which she received a Suzi Bass Award.

Leslie served for the past 10 years as Chair of the Department of Theater and Dance. Concurrently, she also served as Executive Director for the Center for Creativity & Arts, a role she will continue. Leslie also served as the Artistic Director for Theater Emory's 2000-2001 season. She is resident set and costume designer for Theater Emory, and teaches Principles of Design for Dance, Creativity and Collaboration, and is a mentor for Graduate student Teacher/Scholars in Emory’s ORDER program.

Locally, she has designed for GA Shakespeare Festival, the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Alliance Theater, Georgia Ensemble Theater and Theatrical Outfit and Actors Express. Her work has been seen at Opera Theater St. Louis, GEVA Theater in Rochester, NY, Merrimack Theater, MA, Portland Stage Company, ME, Indiana Repertory Theater and Off-Broadway.

On Broadway she was the Associate Designer with Ming Cho Lee on the Tony award-winning production of K-2 and The Glass Menagerie starring Jessica Tandy. She was the Associate Designer for The Odd Couple starring Rita Moreno and Sally Struthers. In 1983, she received a Maharam Award for her work on K-2 and has had her work chosen as Best of Atlanta by the Journal Constitution and Creative Loafing. She received her BA with Honors from Wellesley College, her MFA from New York University School of the Arts, and a post-graduate study from The League of Professional Theater Training Programs.