Gregory Taylor, Director
Greg is a graduate of Parkland High School, El Paso, TX class of 1977. In 1978 he studied at The American Academy of Dramatics Arts in Pasadena, California. In 1979 he enrolled at The University of Texas at El Paso. In 1983 while pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts he founded the UTEP Dinner Theatre. In 1985 he was cited by the City of El Paso Arts Alliance for outstanding achievement in Theatre Arts. After receiving his Bachelor's degree in 1987, he worked as a rehearsal assistant on the Broadway production of the Tim Rice musical CHESS, while continuing to work as a Director of the UTEP Dinner Theatre. At the UTEP Dinner Theater he has directed and/or produced over 130 productions including the World Premiere of ALL I NEED ARE WORDS, the American Premieres of BLONDEL, METROPOLIS and TYCOON and the U.S. Amateur Premieres of CHESS, RETURN OF THE FORBIDDEN PLANET and BLOOD BROTHERS. His production of CHESS was chosen as one of six productions, out of over 800 across the country, to be performed in The American College Theatre Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in April 1990. He holds a B. A. and M. A. in Theatre Arts from UTEP and is currently the Director of the UTEP Dinner Theatre and an Associate Professor in the UTEP Department of Theater, Dance.