Global Theatre History
Taylor Barfield (he/him/his) is a dramaturg, writer, and theater artist from Baltimore, MD. He served as the Acting Literary Manager at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT and the Literary Manager at Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ. Before that he served as the Associate Artistic Director at Collaboraction Theatre Company in Chicago, IL. Select freelance dramaturgy credits include A Raisin in the Sun (Guthrie), Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains) (Second City/Woolly Mammoth), Electra (Court Theatre), Cymbeline (Yale Repertory Theatre), and Barbecue (Strawdog). Taylor also served as assistant director for the world premiere productions of Cadillac Crew (Yale Repertory Theatre), Man in the Ring (Court Theatre), and War (Yale Repertory Theatre); the Midwest premiere of Paradise Blue (Timeline Theatre); and the east coast premiere of Native Son (Yale Repertory Theatre). He received his B.A. in Molecular/Cellular Biology and English Literature from Johns Hopkins University and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where he earned his M.F.A. and D.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism. His scholarly work explores how contemporary Black American playwrights re-imagine and re-stage Black theater history. His writing has been published in Vulture, TDF Stages, and the Marginalia Review of Books.