Born in Haywood County, Wanda Taylor grew up in Bethel.  She graduated Pisgah High School in Canton, NC, attended Appalachian State University, graduated Western Carolina University in 1972, was married, had two children and loves to read and write.  However, Directing is her passion.  Today, Wanda and her black-and-tan coonhound, Nora, live in Canton.  In their spare time they read, study history, chase cats, write, demand treats, grow flowers in the garden and dig them up again and pick up twigs for her favorite spot at home, the firepit!



This Actress and Director hails from Canton, North Carolina and her theatrical resume reads like a New York Theatre Star.  

She has come full circle since her first role as Clelia in "The Nerd" back in 1989 to Directing "The Nerd" for the 2017 Season Opener at HART Theatre in Waynesville, North Carolina on April 28. That was the beginning, but it is not the end!

There are so many outstanding performances it would be impossible to mention all of them, however, here are a few.

Amanda in "The Glass Menagerie"

Ma Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath"

Eleanor of Acquitaine in

                         "The Lion In Winter"

Blanche DuBois in

             "A Streetcar Named Desire"

Romaine Vole in

          "Witness for the Prosecution"

Mama in "Night, Mother"

Helga Ten Dorp in "Deathtrap"

.............and so many more!


Stephen A. Gonya and Wanda Taylor

And then one of her best starring roles, "Shirley Valentine!"

Eleanor of Acquitaine

"The Lion In Winter"

Be one of the first to see this beloved performer take to the stage again after many years in the shadows of the stage lights.  

Tickets are available by calling 828-456-6322.

FEICHTER STUDIO THEATRE

​WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA 28786

Blanche DuBois

"A Streetcar Named Desire".

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WANDA TAYLOR RETURNS TO THE HART STAGE!

In 1997 Wanda opened the Feichter Studio with a one-woman show, "Shirley Valentine." with over 65 pages of dialogue and she then said that was a "killer of the brain!" For the next few years she still performed, but her last stage performance was 2007 in Deathtrap.  From that moment on her line-memorization ability performed its swan song.  

Then she left the stage as a performer for approximately 10 years but continued her work as a HART THEATRE director.  Her recent works in Feichter Studio includes:  "The Fox," "Twelve Angry Men," "Plaza Suite," and "Agnes of God."


AND NOW GET READY FOR A REAL THEATRICAL TREAT!

 

WANDA TAYLOR RETURNS TO THE HART FEICHTER STUDIO THEATRE on January 27 starring with Stephen A. Gonya in one of the most performed plays ever seen. A. R. Gurney's, "Love Letters!" tells the story of two friends, through the letters they have written to each other the course of 50 years.  You will cry, you will laugh and leave with love in your heart when the play ends. 

Play dates:  January 27-28 and matinee on the 29th.

                     February 3-4 and matinee on the 5th.


PLEASE NOTE THE HARMONS' DEN BISTRO IS OPEN FOR DINNER PRIOR TO THE SHOW AT NIGHT AT 6 PM AND FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH AT 12 NOON.




Eleanor of Acquitaine

"The Lion In Winter"

CHEERS!


Mama

Night, Mother

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Wanda has directed on every stage at HART and  with her upcoming direction of "The Nerd" in the Fangmeyer Theatre, she adds even another HART Stage to her resume.


On the Main Stage, her acting works include:

"Blithe Spirit," "The Member of the Wedding," "Foxfire," 'The Rainmaker," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The Little Foxes," "The Gin Game"  and many more.  Her directing credits include "Brighton Beach Memoirs," 'Biloxi Blues," "Broadway Bound," "Lost in Yonkers" and "To Kill A Mockingbird!"