Caroline Neisha Taylor is a multi-disciplinary storyteller, born and raised in Trinidad & Tobago to British and Trinidadian parents. She has trained and worked in the creative industries — theatre, film, TV, music, and media/publishing (print & digital) — for over 20 years, primarily in Trinidad, the US, and the UK.
Media & publishing (print, digital, TV/video)
In the media industry, Caroline has written features, profiles, theatre and film reviews for National Geographic, The Guardian (UK), Caribbean Beat, The Caribbean Review of Books, Discover Trinidad & Tobago, CariVele, the Trinidad Express, OUTLISH, the Williams Record, the Williams Literary Review, AfterEllen, and ArtsHub (UK). She was a writer and producer for the C-TV (now TTT) documentary series Iere Vibe (created and directed by Danielle Dieffenthaller), as well as for the Women in Pan web-series (produced by Maria Nunes and Mark Loquan), and has scripted a number of TV specials, web series, radio and television commercials, and documentary shorts. She works as the managing editor at Media & Editorial Projects Ltd (MEP) — serving as the editor for Caribbean Beat and Discover Trinidad & Tobago, as well as editing book projects for imprint Prospect Press. Digital marketing is often a strong component of all the work she undertakes. For a full list of writing credits, click here.
Performing arts work (theatre, film, TV, commercials & voiceovers)
Caroline’s stage work as an actor and singer ranges from (western) classical texts, musical theatre and opera; to contemporary drama and comedy; experimental theatre; original one-woman shows; and Caribbean musicals. She has also worked in film, television, online video, and voiced and appeared in a number of radio and television commercials. Beyond performance, she has worked as a director, writer, and script editor/developer, in addition to working in arts administrative roles. Very often, she wears several of those hats at once — working both on stage/screen and behind the scenes in production helping the projects come to fruition and find audiences. For a full list of performing arts credits, click here.
Arts administration & management
In addition to her work on and for the stage and screen, Caroline has experience in various aspects of arts administration, including marketing/publicity (particularly digital marketing), development/fundraising, and education for non-profits and SMEs. She has worked with premier Off-Broadway theatre companies like Second Stage Theatre (2ST), 651 ARTS, and MCC Theater, as well as Jean-Ralph Thurin designs (also in the US); and with celebrated Trinidad & Tobago organisations like Tony Hall’s Lordstreet Theatre Company, the Calabash Foundation for the Arts (founded by Maria Nunes), Trinidad Theatre Workshop (founded by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott), the Patrons of Queen’s Hall, RS/RR Productions, Raymond Choo Kong Productions, Caribbean Contemporary Arts (CCA7), K2K Alliance & Partners, and the Marionettes Chorale.
Education & training
Winner of a Commonwealth Scholarship; Hutchinson Fellowship for Theatre; and Trinidad & Tobago National Scholarship for Languages, Caroline has a Master of Arts degree in Theatre & Performance from the University of London, Goldsmiths (UK); and an undergraduate degree in Performance Studies from Williams College (MA, USA). She has also studied performance at the Trinity/La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club (ETC) and the Lee Strasberg Film & Theatre Institute, both in New York City. Caroline later completed extended workshops in Script Development (British Council/Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival) and Book to Film Adaptation (British Council/Bocas Lit Fest); as well as certificate courses in Writing Drama (Oxford University, UK), and Designing Effective Arts Education Programs (New York University, USA). She’s also a certified mediator.