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Blake Taylor


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Theatre and Film


  • Creative Arts
  • Film / TV
  • Theatre / Music

Areas of Expertise:

  • Acting for Screen and Stage
  • Drama in Education
  • Laban for Actors
  • Performance Pedagogy

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Available To:

  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others


Blake Taylor is a Professor of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg. He has taught every non-musical acting course the university offers and has directed numerous productions for the department. Taylor came to the university from a career as a professional actor and continues to remain active in principal roles in film and television and on stage.

He received an MA and MFA from the University of New Orleans (Phi Kappa Phi Honours), and his background includes three seasons as Artistic Director of Noon Hour Theatre. A veteran of over 60 professional productions on stage and screen, he is a Performers Guild member of ACTRA Manitoba and the Canadian Actors Equity Association.

He writes, produces and directs educational videos including Parallel Lines, which won the Crystal Award of Excellence at the Communication Awards in Arlington, Texas. Other Directing Credits include Laban for Actors, Drama Education with Special Needs Students: A Day With Andy Kemp, and Planning With Heathcote. The latter two were shot in the United Kingdom and are distributed by Insight Media of New York. Taylor's current interests include festivals, and Indigenous wisdom's connection to actor training.

Media and Research Expert