Taylor Sklenar

Contact

Dept:ENGL
Email:sklenar4@iastate.edu
Office:Ross
527 Farm House Ln
Ames IA
50011-1054
Phone:402-960-7358
Website:https://newplayexchange.org/users/8878/taylor-sklenar

Bio

Taylor Sklenar is a playwright, poet, and theatre artist pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing and the Environment. He received his Bachelors’ degrees in chemistry, English, and performing arts from ISU and his MA in Theatre from the University of Missouri, Columbia, where he served as the managing director of the Missouri Playwrights’ Workshop and the Mizzou New Play Series. He is the resident playwright at a Minneapolis based theatre company, 2140 Productions, and the founder of Ames based theatre collective, Focal Theatre Lab which explores new and experimental work. His writing, which explores the intersection of science, poetry, and theatre, includes Of Madness and the Electric Dream, Dead Silence, Baby I’ll Turn the Sky Green for You, Inheritance, Fission, and {AV:VR:RL}, and has been work-shopped or produced at Tallgrass Theatre’s Iowa Playwrights’ Workshop, StageWest Des Moines’s Scriptease, Theatre Cedar Rapids, Focal Theatre Lab, Minnesota Fringe, Scene One Theatre, the Missouri Playwrights’ Workshop, The William Inge Festival, and the Kennedy Center Undergraduate Playwrights Workshop.