Regina Taylor (she/her) was awarded the Andrew Mellon Playwright in Residence for Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Regina is writing new plays for Audible and for The Old Vic. Regina, in collaboration with SMU, is the curator/director of the black album.mixtape, an initiative created by Regina to invite students, creatives and professionals from all fields – technology, science, art, activism – to think about how we got here and what ways we can create a better future. Regina’s playwright credits include BREAD (Edgerton Award, Water Tower Theater), CROWNS (four Helen Hayes awards, including Best Director), OO-BLA-DEE (Steinberg-ATCA award), and DROWNING CROW (Broadway, MTC), THE TRINITY RIVER PLAYS (Edgerton Award) and STOP.RESET (Signature Theater Residency Five). She received the Denzel Washington Endowed Chair Fordham University at Lincoln Center. An Artistic Associate of Goodman Theatre, Regina is its most produced playwright. Regina was also the first Black woman to play Juliet in ROMEO AND JULIET on Broadway (Belasco Theatre). She is featured in FIRST LADY (starring Viola Davis), LOVECRAFT COUNTRY (Jordan Peele, JJ Abrams, Mischa Green), Netflix’ ALL DAY AND A NIGHT starring Jeffrey Wright, Ashton Saunders and directed/written by Joe Robert Cole (writer: Black Panther), and guest stars on COUNCIL OF DADS (NBC), RED LINE (Producer Ava DuVernay, CBS), and THE GOOD FIGHT (Paramount+). She received a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress, three NAACP Image Awards and two Emmy Award nominations in her TV role as Lily Harper in I’LL FLY AWAY (NBC). Her other television roles include THE UNIT (CBS). Regina was first African American lead in Masterpiece Theatre’s CORA UNASHAMED, starred as Anita Hill in HBO’s STRANGE JUSTICE (Gracie Award) and A GOOD DAY TO DIE starring Sidney Poitier. She has co-starred in USA Networks’ DIG and guest starred in ELEMENTARY (CBS) and THE BLACK LIST (NBC). Regina’s film credits include SATURDAY CHURCH, THE NEGOTIATOR, COURAGE UNDER FIRE, CLOCKERS, and LEAN ON ME.