As a theater artist in New York City, I find it can be difficult to foster the type of community that will not only keep you inspired to continue working is such a saturated field, but also challenge you to engage in your work conscientiously and holistically while providing a supportive environment in which to do so. What Barefoot has offered me is a place to witness beautiful theater artists engage in their craft and a home where I can do the same. That is a rare entity.
Since I have been introduced to Barefoot, I have had the opportunity to perform in staged readings, ASM a show, build a community, and explore new works as well as beautiful revivals like this years Raft of the Medusa. The support I have been given, simply as a friend and supporter of their company, has been overwhelming and I really cannot express what it means to be invited in as an Artistic Associate. I feel invigorated and blissfully optimistic about what the future holds. Through commitment, craft, and community, anything is possible.
Minna Taylor is an actress living and working out of New York City. She earned her BFA from NYU Tisch in association with The Atlantic Theater Company and was awarded her MFA from Brooklyn College. Minna has appeared in film, theater, and the occasional commercial. Most recently she participated in the LAByrinth Theater Company Ensemble Workshop, which resulted in the development of an ambitious theater collective. The goal of which is producing self-generated new work. Along with fellow Barefoot member, Samantha Fontana, she co-founded a short film production company, S&M. Minna also works as a speech and voice coach. More information can be found at www.minnataylor.com OR www.energizeyourvoice.net