Caroline Taylor (or Caroline Neisha Taylor) is a performer and media worker who was born and raised in Trinidad & Tobago, and has worked, studied and performed in Trinidad, the United States, and Great Britain since childhood.
Performing arts work (theatre, film, TV, commercials/voiceovers)
Caroline’s stage work ranges from (western) classical texts and opera to contemporary tragi-comedies and Caribbean folk musicals, while she has also worked in film, television, and online video, working as an actor, singer, producer, and director. For a full list of performing arts credits, click here.
In addition to her work as a performer and director, Caroline also works in non-profit arts administration – particularly marketing, development and education. She has worked with premier US Off-Broadway theatre companies like Second Stage Theatre (2ST), 651 ARTS, and MCC Theater; and with Caribbean Contemporary Arts (CCA7), Derek Walcott’s Trinidad Theatre Workshop (TTW), the Patrons of Queen’s Hall, and the Marionettes Chorale in Trinidad.
Media (print, TV, online, social)
In the media industry, Caroline has had features, profiles, theatre and film reviews and more published in print and online magazines and newspapers including: Caribbean Beat, The Caribbean Review of Books, Discover Trinidad & Tobago, CariVele, the Trinidad Express, OUTLISH, the Williams Record, the Williams Literary Review, AfterEllen, ArtsHub (UK), and The Guardian (UK). She was a writer and producer for the 2007 C-TV documentary series Iere Vibe for Diefferent Style Flims (created by Danielle Dieffenthaller). She also works in online marketing (including website development, search engine optimisation and social media marketing), managing these initiatives for MEP (Media & Editorial Projects Ltd) and the Marionettes, and freelancing or volunteering with other small businesses and nonprofits. For a full list of writing credits, click here.
Education & training
Winner of a Commonwealth Scholarship; Hutchinson Fellowship for Theatre; and Trinidad & Tobago National Scholarship for Languages, Caroline has a Master of Arts degree in Theatre & Performance from the University of London, Goldsmiths; and an undergraduate degree in Performance Studies from Williams College. She has also studied performance (voice, dance and experimental theatre) at the Trinity/La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company’s (E.T.C.) and acting for theatre, film and television at the Lee Strasberg Film & Theatre Institute, both in New York City (USA). Caroline has also completed workshops in Script Development (British Council/Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival); Book to Film Adaptation (British Council/Bocas Lit Fest); and Writing & Acting From Stage to Screen (Leda Serene Films/Trinidad & Tobago Entertainment Company), as well as certificate courses in: Introduction to Screenwriting (University of East Anglia, UK); Film Production (Creative Skillset, UK); Designing Effective Arts Education Programs (New York University, USA); Mediation (Leah Wing/Williams College, USA); and Inbound Marketing (HubSpot.com).