Taylor Wood

Find Your Voice  Confidence Authenticity

Performance Coach
Theatre Artist

Discover the Lion inside of you

Tamora in Titus Andronicus, University of Georgia Department of Theatre and Film Studies
Taylor Wood addressing students on competition day of Ole Miss' Speaker's Edge 2020.
Class picture with custom sweatshirt, Thea 5010: Acting II, Scene Study
Glue, a devised piece by Taylor Wood; Moonlight Theater Company in Athens, GA

Listeners feel Magnetized by Authenticity

My name is Taylor, and I love to empower performers.

I want to help you develop your confidence by cultivating your inner strength. I believe the most powerful speakers are those who allow their inherent character to shine through their work. Whether you are "performing" yourself or not, the you underneath is the most interesting part of the equation. Audience members want you to succeed, and they crave your authenticity.

I have dedicated my life to theatre and communication. Along the way, I developed a wide array of performance tools that I would love to share with you.

I coach every stage of the performance process:
brainstorming · imagining · writing · rearranging · collaborating · preparing · rehearsing · performing

Whether you are auditioning for the first time, preparing for your big break, writing your TED talk, conceiving a new screenplay, interviewing for your dream job, collaborating on a new product, or sharing research in a board meeting...
I can help you find your voice.

I love people, so I look forward to meeting you!

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Taylor Wood, Ashley Benham Photography

Meet Me

I am a theatre artist who loves to knowledge share. I have both my BFA and MFA in Acting. I taught acting, collaborating, and devising in higher education at both the University of Georgia and Virginia Tech for over 5 years. I enjoy creating inventive theatre pieces, channeling expression, and working collaboratively.

I am well acquainted with public speaking–I won numerous public speaking awards over an 8-year period on competitive speech and debate scholarships. I currently work every January as a public speaking performance coach for the Speaker’s Edge MBA Tournament at Ole Miss.

I have a passion for movement and I love to play. I am a gymnast, yogi, and Alexander Technique (AT) trainee. I appreciate AT’s hands-on approach to improving performance, addressing postural issues, and relieving chronic pain. I will receive my official Alexander Technique certification (AMSAT) in June 2024. 

I want to help you discover the gold inside of you, and channel your authenticity through communication. Reach out!

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