Natalie Taylor Hart

Scenic Design

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Education

MFA in Sceneography, Ohio University 2005. Mentored by Ursula Belden. Primary Areas: Scenic Design and Props, Secondary Area: Lighting

Awards, Honors and Grants

  • 2015 Teaching Sabbatical.
  • 2014 Fund for Excellence grant-RC4 wireless dimming gear.
  • 2014 Faculty Research and Development Summer Fellowship in Custom Designed Masks.
  • 2013 Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning grant funding supplies for a new Mask making Class.
  • 2012 Fund for Excellence grant funding guest artists for Theatrical Design and Production; Faculty Research and Development grant-mask making.
  • 2011 Grants awarded at Elon University to fund a campus visit by key members of the Belarus Free Theatre.
  • 2011 Associate Provost Special Grants-awarded for mask work including Peer teaching and study in mask making at the Sartori Museum in Italy.
  • 2010 Elon University, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Grant funds awarded to purchase a full set of scenic paints for use in my class and for professional training for students.
  • 2007 Designs featured in Ohio University's winning exhibit at Prague Quadrennial 2007.
  • 2005 Designs featured in the Digital Exhibition at World Stage Design, Toronto.
  • 2005 Ezekiel Award for The Mineola Twins. (Work featured at USITT Louisville Design Expo).
  • 2005 Selected to participate in The Clambake, hosted by Ming Cho Lee.
  • 2005 Selected to participate in the Young Designer's Forum at USITT National Convention.
  • 2005 Recipient of the Ohio Valley USITT scholarship for the National Convention.
  • 2004 Ezekiel Award for The Gods Are Not to Blame (Ohio Valley Chapter, USITT).
  • March 2003 Winner of "Best in Show" at SETC Props Competition; Deer Haunches from A Lie of the Mind.

Selected Scenic Designs

April 2016FencesTriad Stage
Dir. by Tamera IzlarGreensboro, North Carolina
February 2016The Light in the PiazzaElon University
Dir. by Linda SaboElon, North Carolina
October 2015Harper ReganElon University
Dir. by Kevin OtosElon, North Carolina
April 2015Servant of Two MastersElon University
Dir. by Kevin OtosElon, North Carolina
January 2014Much Ado About NothingElon University
Dir. by Kevin OtosElon, North Carolina
October 2013RagtimeElon University
Dir. by Catherine McNeelaElon, North Carolina
April 2013August: Osage CountyElon University
Dir. by Kirby WahlElon, North Carolina
February 2013The Wild Party (Lippa)Elon University
Dir. by Lynne Kurdziel-FormatoElon, North Carolina
January 2013Cloud 9Elon University
Dir. by Fred RubeckElon, North Carolina
November 2012As You Like ItBurning Coal Theatre
Dir. by Mark SutchRaleigh, North Carolina
October 2012Crazy For YouElon University
Dir. by Catherine McNeelaElon, North Carolina
April 2012Pride and PrejudiceElon University
Dir. by Kevin OtosElon, North Carolina
February 2012She Loves MeElon University
Dir. by Linda SaboElon, North Carolina
January 2012MacbethElon University
Dir. by Kirby WahlElon, North Carolina
October 2011HairElon University
Dir. by Catherine McNeelaElon, North Carolina
April 2011AjaxElon University
Dir. by Kirby WahlElon, North Carolina
February 2011RentElon University
Dir. by Lynne Kurdziel-FormatoElon, North Carolina
January 2011Crimes of the HeartElon University
Dir. by Fred RubeckElon, North Carolina
October 2010Children of EdenElon University
Dir. by Catherine McNeelaElon, North Carolina
July 2010Blithe SpiritMonomoy Theatre
Dir. by Michael MontelCape Cod
October 2009Slave ShackAlgonquin Theater
Dir. by Debra WhitfieldNew York City
February 2007The Best Little Whorehouse in TexasHartt School
Dir. by Alan RustHartford, CT
March 2006The CrucibleColumbia University
Dir. by Marcina ZaccariaNew York City
March 2006Children of EdenThe Oakridge School
Dir. by Michael NewberryArlington, Texas
November 2005Man of La Mancha - Sets and LightingOhio University
Dir. by Michael PageAthens, OH
February 2005The Mineola TwinsOhio University
Dir. by William FisherAthens, OH
July 2004OldFriends.comMonomoy Theatre
Dir. by MichaelJohn McGann and Julie HarrisCape Cod
April 2004The Gods Are Not to BlameOhio University
Dir. by Dr. Esiaba IrobiAthens, OH
March 2004Life in the Fat LaneCincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Dir. by Bert GoldsteinCincinnati, OH
September 2001ArtUniversity of North Texas
Dir. by Marjorie HayesDenton, Texas

Design Assisting Experience

November 2006Associate to Charlie SmithPapermill Playhouse
It's a Wonderful Life, Dir. by James BrennanNew Jersey
October 2006Drafting Assistant to Neil PatelVarious venues
Spring 2006Associate Scene Designer to David GalloBeatrix Theater, Utrecht
The Wiz, Dir. by Glenn CasaleThe Netherlands
Summer 2005Assistant Scene Designer to Steve GilliamThe MUNY
Beauty and the Beast, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mame, The Sound of MusicSaint Louis, Missouri
May 2005Assistant Scene Designer to David GalloRoyal Theater Carre
Beauty and the Beast, Dir. by Glenn CasaleAmsterdam
March 2005Assistant to the Environment DesignerRoyal York Hotel
World Stage Design 2005Toronto, Canada
Sept-Dec 2003Assistant Scene Designer to Ursula BeldenCincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Drawer Boy, Dir. by Michael Evan HaneyActors' Theatre of Louisville
January 2002Assistant Scene Designer to Michael SullivanWatertower Theatre
I Hate Hamlet, Dir. by Henry FonteDallas, Texas
April 2001Assistant Scene Designer to Michael SullivanUniversity of North Texas
The Crucible (opera), dir. Paula HomerDenton, Texas

Other Design Experience

May 2013Djealor - Projection DesignElon University
Choreographed by Jason AryehElon, North Carolina
May 2011Stones From the River - Lighting DesignElon University
Choreographed by Chris BurnsideElon, North Carolina
November 2006Event Design Director
to July 2009Corporate and Social EventsNew York and Los Angeles
December 2005Relative Obscurity - Production DesignPar-T-Com Productions
Feature Film written and dir. by Jeff RosenbergAthens, Ohio
November 2004Hair - Lighting DesignOhio University
Dir. by Michael PageAthens, Ohio
December 2003Final Critique - Production DesignOhio University
Short Film written and dir. by Dominika DittwaldAthens, Ohio

Publications

Taylor, Natalie. "A Dance of African Images: American Designers Explore the Beauty of Yoruba Culture in Ola Rotimi's The Gods Are Not To Blame." Theatre Design & Technology. Vol. 41 No. 2 (Spring 2005): 32

ABSTRACT: Designing the scenery, costumes, and props for a production of an African play at Ohio University required an in-depth exploration of another culture.

Featured in The Prop Building Guidebook by Eric Hart, published 2013 by Focal Press.

Props Artisan Production Experience

Assistant Properties Director at The Santa Fe Opera2013
"Motorized African Art" in premiere of All New People by Zach Braff, Second Stage, New York. The same featured prop traveled to the production in London at the Duke of York's Theatre.2011
The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino.2010
Deer haunches created for Lie of the Mind at Ohio U also used in The New Group's Production.2010
Co-creator of the Gnome in Broke-ology at Lincoln Center2009
The Julliard School2010
New York University2009-2010
The Public Theater/NYSF2009-2011
The Santa Fe Opera (staff position)2003, 2005
Ohio University2003-2004
Adirondack Theatre Festival2002
University of North Texas2001-2002