Abigail's short play, Fine Art, will be produced by Tiger Lily Theatre in June. This is the third production of the play, which was published by Heuer last summer, and the first time Abigail's writing will be performed in her hometown of Knoxville, TN! The play will be directed by Crystal Humphrey Braeuner and will run June 7-10, as part of a series of short works.
The knot is tied! Abigail married the talented Rockford Sansom at a ceremony at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on April 6, 2013. abigailtaylorsansom.com is now active!
Abigail's newest work, The Casey Anthony Variety Show: A Radio Play in Poor Taste, was performed last night as part of Co-Op Theatre East's Radio COTE 24 Hour Plays. The talented cast featured Kerrie Bond, Kari Morris, Sarah Pencheff, and Leal Vona (who also directed). The radio play was recorded in front of a live audience and will become available as a Podcast next week!
Happy New Year! Abigail has much to look forward to in 2013. She will continue to perform in the open-ended run of The Lion, the Witch & The Wardrobe, and, in April, she will marry the amazing and talented Rockford Sansom! (And www.abigailtayloronline.com will re-route to www.abigailtaylorsansom.com!)
Abigail will understudy the role of Lucy/White Witch in the Off-Broadway production of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. The production is currently playing the St. Luke's Theatre in an open-ended run. For more information, see www.narniaoffbroadway.com.
Abigail's play Don't Call Us (We'll Call You) was performed last night as part of Grex Group's Insomniacs 24 Hour Play Festival. The play featured Mark Levy and Heather Schroeder and was directed by Megan Smith.
Abigail has been chosen to be a playwright for Grex Group's 24 Hour Insomniacs Play Festival. On the evening of July 27, Abigail will write a one-act play that will be performed on the evening of July 28 (a mere 24 hours later!) at the Players Theatre in the West Village. For more information and tickets, visit www.grexgroup.com.
Check out Abigail's interview with StageBuzz about Pageant Princess the Musical here.
Pageant Princess, a musical about child beauty pageants for which Abigail co-wrote the book, will premiere Off-Broadway at 45 Bleecker on June 5. For more info, visit the Pageant Princess website.
Isabel Bukowski Is in a Relationship has been announced as a semi-finalist in the 2012 Minnesota Shorts Play Festival. Finalists will be announced in June. Read more about the festival at their website.
Abigail will appear in The Riant Theatre's staged reading of Mirror Image by Australian playwright Josie Parrelli. The reading will take place at 440 Studios (440 Lafayette Street) on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 pm, and will feature Abigail and Lamar Cheston. Direction is by Jesse L Wooden, Jr., and stage management by Kyle Carter. Admission is free. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.therianttheatre.com.
Abigail's short play Hard to Get will be presented as part of The Altruistic Theater Company's Bare Knuckle Theater Festival. The event will include five new plays, which compete for one grand prize. Abigail will play the role of Alice (this is the first time she has performed anything she has written!) and Rockford Sansom will play the role of Charles. The production will be directed by Shaun Peknic and will presented on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 10 pm at the Producer's Club. More info can be found at the ATC's website, and tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets. Hard to Get was first produced at the PlayGround Theatre in Miami, FL, in February 2012.
After its reading in Canada, Misconceptions will have a staged reading in Washington, DC, produced by the Georgetown Theatre Company The reading, part of DC SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day will take place at 12 noon on March 31 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC. For more information, visit the Georgetown Theatre Company's website.
Misconceptions will have a staged reading in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada in early March. The reading will be co-produced by the International Centre for Women Playwrights and the theatre comapny Flush Ink. Misconceptions will be shown on March 9, 2012, as part of a series of twelve plays by female playwrights from the USA and Australia.
Abigail's play Hard to Get will be presnted by the PlayGround Theatre in Miami Shores, FL, as part of their Sandbox Series. Hard to Get will be performed February 12-14, along with five other plays by writers from across the country.
Abigail's play The Brown and Serve Nativity will be produced at OnStage Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, this December, as part of OSA's Merry Little Christmas Shorts. For more info, see the OnStage Atlanta website.
Coup de Safety Patrol, which Abigail wrote for her playwriting workshop at HB Studio, was presented as part of John Chatterton's Short Play Lab at Roy Arias Theatres this weekend. The play was directed by Kevin Lambert and featured Stav Livne and Daniel Dambroff.
Abigail will play the role of Mary in Like Winter Waiting with the Xavier Company this December. This is Abigail's fifth season as a Xavier Company member.
Abigail recently shot an educational video on statistics for Pearson Educational. The video, directed by Rand Courtney, is part of a series featuring statistician Andrew Vickers.
Abigail's play Coup de Safety Patrol will be presented as part of John Chatterton's Short Play Lab on November 19-20 at Roy Arias Studios. More details to follow!
Abigail's short play Isabel Bukowski Is in a Relationship will be produced by theater ++ in January 2012. For more info, visit the theater ++ website.
Fine Art has completed its run at the City Theatre of Independence in Independence, MO. The production, part of the annual Play.Write.Festival, featured actors Mary L. Wilkens and J. Michael Wimpy and was directed by Crystal Robison Gould. Out of about three hundred submissions, eight plays by writers from across the US were chosen for the festival.
Abigail's short play Fine Art will premiere at the City Theatre of Independence in Missouri this summer. The production runs July 14-17 as part of CTI's Play.Write. festival of new work. This is the first presentation of Abigail's writing outside the East Coast!
Abigail will play the role of Lisanne in a reading of Moon 2 @ Tristan, a new play by Janeen Stevens. The reading, produced by the Original Intent Theatre Company, will be Sunday, June 19 at 7:45 pm at the Church of St. Francis Xavier.
Fancy Meeting You Here has been cast. The production at the Players Guild of Leonia's Civil War Dril Hall Theatre will feature Sara Parcesepe, Juliana Chapman, Dominic DeNucci, and Jeff Dupree, and will be directed by Claudia MacDermott.
Fancy Meeting You Here will be produced June 10-12 at the Civil War Drill Hall Theatre in Leonia, NJ, as part of the Players Guild of Leonia's 10th Annual Playwrights' Showcase. Casting will take place in May.
Congratulations to the cast of Fancy Meeting You Here for completing a successful run at Manhattan Rep! Abigail has begun rehearsals for the role of Young Miriam in the Xavier Company's production of Whom Shall I Send?, which will tour the tri-state area this Spring. This is her fourth season as a Xavier Company member, and she is proud to be performing alongside Nikki Casseri-Healy, John Kultgen, Peter Proctor, and Brad Thomason.
Abigail's short play, Fancy Meeting You Here, will be produced by the Manhattan Repertory Theatre in March. The production will be directed by Kevin Lambert, and the cast includes: Anna Bauer, Melissa Ferraro, Cameron Mason, and Frank Paiva. Fancy Meeting You Here will be performed on March 4, 5, and 6 at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre, alongside another short play, The Hostage by Leonard Goodisman.
Happy New Year! Abigail will play the role of Wolf in a staged reading of Pieces, a new rock musical, on February 21, 2011 @ 6 pm. More details coming soon! Then, in May, she will direct the world premiere of Gobsmacked by Timothy Mathis for Theatron. Performances will be May 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 9:30 pm at the Duplex in the West Village. For more info, see Theatron's website.
Abigail will appear in Commonplace Heroes (and Everyday Saints), a cabaret featuring music by composer Timothy Mathis. She is honored to be performing alongside Tim and Jeremy Neal. The performance will take place at Don't Tell Mama in Midtown on January 29, 2011 @ 5:30 pm. Admission is free with a two drink minimum. Check out Don't Tell Mama's website for more info and reservations.
Company has completed its run in Oradell, NJ. Guinevere rehearsals are underway! The cast features Anna Bauer, Jeanette Lutz, Nicholas Pauling, Zach Tait, and Angela Washell. Abigail will direct, and Kevin Lambert will stage manage.
Abigail's play Guinevere has been accepted into Manhattan Repertory's
One-Act Festival. It will be performed October 30, and November 4-5
at Manhattan Rep's space in Midtown. For more info, click on the photo
to the right to view the play's website. In other news, Company opens
on Saturday at the Little Firehouse Theater in Oradell.
Othello has completed its run at the 45th Street Theater. Company will preview on September 10 and open September 11, in Oradell, NJ. For showtimes and tickets, visit the theatre's website.
Othello, produced by the Julii Theatre Company, will perform at the 45th Street Theatre August 23-24 @ 7:30 pm. Tickets will be available on SmartTix.
Abigail has been asked to return as a swing in Right Road Productions' Fall 2010 season. Right Road Productions performs original plays on various social issues for New York City area youth.
Abigail will play April in Company at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell, NJ, this Fall. The production will run September 11-October 9.
Abigail has been cast as the Clown and the Herald in the Julii Theatre Company's production of Othello. The production will play the 45th Street Theatre in early August.
Abigail is now appearing in a web-based commercial for Pantene Pro-V. The spot, produced by Grey Advertising to promote Pantene's Hair Reality Star competition, is being broadcast on Hulu.com until May 25. A copy of the ad will be posted in the Media section soon!
Showtimes for the final round of the 15 Minute Play Festival have been set. What's A China Cabinet Used For? will perform April 30 @ 9 pm and May 1 @ 7:30 pm. The awards ceremony for the festival will follow the May 1 performance.
After performing in the semi-finals on April 19, What's A China Cabinet Used For? has been selected as a finalist in the 15 Minute Play Festival. Abigail will join castmates Jeanette Lutz, Stephen Sheffer, and John Paul Skocik, in performing the play at the finals on April 30 and May 1. More details to follow!
Abigail has been cast as Kelsey in What's A China Cabinet Used For?, a new play by Ryan Gajewski (George and Laura Bush Perform Our Favorite Sitcom Episodes). The play will premiere at the 15 Minute Play Festival at the American Globe Theatre on April 19 and will be directed by Kevin Lambert. Tickets are available at TheaterMania.
No Greater Love has completed its Texas engagement, performing in three venues in the Rio Grande Valley. The production will now tour New York and surrounding states, until April 4. Abigail is delighted to be performing with: Peter A. Proctor, Nikki Casseri-Healy, John Kultgen, Timothy Ryan Bartlett, Lena Cigleris, Brian Wicker, and Marian Lizzio. Production photos coming soon!
Abigail has been cast as Ellie in Heights Performing Arts' concert version of Show Boat. The production will tour New York City in the Spring.
Happy New Year! Abigail starts rehearsals for her third season of No Greater Love, reprising her role of Mary Magdalene, in just a few days (check out her number from the show in the Media section of this site). She will be travelling to Texas and throughout the Northeast with the show this Spring. She will also continue understudying for Right Road Productions. So much to be thankful for!
An industry screening of the taping of Rock-A My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham will be presented this Monday, October 26 at 6:30 pm at the Ellington Room at Manhattan Plaza. The taping was filmed live at the last performance of the production at the Theatre at St. Clement's this summer. Abigail played the role of child-killer Susan Smith (alternating performances with Samantha Karlin) in that production and in a production at the Baruch Center in 2008 (alternating performances with Erica Lustig). Tickets to the screening can be reserved by calling 646-623-3488 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Abigail has been asked to join the 2010 touring production of No Greater Love this Spring. This will be her third season with the show, and she can be heard singing the role of Mary Magdalene on the cast recording. Abigail is particularly excited about touring to Texas again and eating some good barbecue! (Once a Southerner, always a Southerner).
Abigail has begun rehearsals for The Importance of One gala concert on November 7. She will be singing the role of Eva in a section from Andrew Lloyd Weber's Evita, opposite Peter Proctor as Che. The concert will feature Fantasia Barrino (American Idol, The Color Purple) and Kelsey Wilson (High School Musical II/III).
The Bully has completed its run at the McGinn/Cazale. The show will resume touring locally in January.
The Bully has opened at the McGinn/Cazale! The production runs through October 12.
Rock-A My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham will complete its run at the Theatre at Saint Clement's this Sunday, August 30. Abigail begins rehearsals for The Bully extension in less than two weeks!
The Bully has been extended! The production will be remounted at the McGinn/Cazale for a limited run, September 12 - October 12. Performances will be Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 and 1:00. For tickets, please visit the Vital Theatre Company website.
Abigail has been cast as a swing in Right Road Productions' inaugural season. Abigail will understudy nine roles in six plays, which are scheduled to tour the tri-state area in 2009-2010. The plays are original works dealing with social issues such as drug abuse and domestic violence.
Abigail will perform a duet with friend and former castmate Peter Proctor at the First Annual "The Importance of One" Gala. Proceeds from the gala will be used to fund research on epilepsy and related seizure disorders. The event will take place at The National Track and Field Armory in New York City on November 7, 2009. www.theimportanceofone-epilepsygala.com.
The Bully has opened at the Bleecker Street Theatre and runs through August 6. Abigail has started rehearsals for Rock-A My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham, which will open August 16 at the Theatre at St. Clement's.
Vital Theatre Company's The Bully will be remounted for a limited run at the Bleecker Street Theatre this summer. Abigail, who originally joined the company as a swing, will play the role of Meg, which she also played as a replacement in the McGinn Cazale and touring productions. The Bleecker Street production will be directed and choreographed by Troy Miller and runs July 6 - August 2, 2009. The revival has received mention on BroadwayWorld.com and Talkin' Broadway.
Abigail has completed the run of Stephen Dietz's Dracula at the Cohoes Music Hall. Favorable reviews of the production were published in The Glens Falls Post-Star and on the website of independent reviewer Gail M. Burns.
Abigail will appear as a guest soloist in composer Timothy Mathis' cabaret act at Don't Tell Mama. The performance will take place Saturday, May 16, at 3 pm and also features Matt Drago, Jeremy Neal, Johary Ramos-Seguinot, and Tanesha Ward, as well as Tim himself. Abigail has recorded demos of several of Tim's songs, including "Waterloo," which can be heard on the Media section of this website.
Abigail will take on the role of child-killer Susan Smith in a limited Off-Broadway engagement of Rock-A My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham, which will run August 16 - 30 at the Theatre at St. Clements in Midtown. Abigail played Susan in a previous production of Rock-A My Soul... at the Baruch Performing Arts Center last summer.
Abigail will give her last performance of No Greater Love this weekend. She leaves for upstate New York on Monday!
Abigail will play the role of Mina in Stephen Dietz's Dracula at Cohoes Music Hall. The production runs April 3-20 in Cohoes, NY, just outside Albany.
Strange Bedfellows, which Abigail directed as a staged reading in October 2008, will be produced by Manhattan Repertory Theatre this Spring. The play was written by Lena Cigleris and will feature Danny Fischer, Nate Weisband, Nicole Hodges, and Kyle Minshew, all of whom appeared in the reading. Strange Bedfellows runs April 8-10 at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre in Times Square.
Abigail has completed the 2008-2009 season run of Vital Theatre Company's The Bully. Abigail began as a swing with the show in September, taking over the role of Meg (the self-proclaimed "meanest sixth-grader that you've ever seen") just in time to step in for the last few performances at the McGinn-Cazale in Manhattan. She then continued with the show, touring New York City and the Midwest.
Abigail will play the role of Mary Magdalene in the Xavier Company's touring production of No Greater Love this spring. The show will tour to Texas in February, then return to play the tri-state area in March. This season's cast will record tracks for a new cast album for the show, which has been performed for 25 years.