Theatre of the Imagination is where it really all started for me. Mr. Miles always pushed me to be crazy and daring and fearless and was always gentle when suggesting that I didn’t need to say everyone else’s lines, even if I knew them.
He also introduced me to the idea that sometimes the most fun material to perform is the stuff you write for yourself. I do not think that I knew what an Emmy was when I played Mrs. Claus in the Upper School Music Room in 2nd grade… (in a show with a perfect running bit that Santa would just come on stage and snore) but I am forever grateful for him and Theatre of the Imagination and share this honor and my career wholeheartedly with them.
I have many favorite Theatre of the Imagination bits but I think my fave that Mr. Miles taught me (while playing a character called Evilus Mostus) was a progressively louder evil laugh hahahHAHAHAAAAHAAAHAAAA that ends in a hacking cough. 10/10, no notes, always funny, love it forever.
Thank you Miles. Thank you Theatre of the Imagination. An award is nice and a huge honor, but my real joy is that I basically get to do after school theatre for my whole job. Thank you thank you thank you.
We are so very proud of Taylor, who recently won an Emmy for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series” for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.