Taylor Ayling is a working-class Bristolian theatre director and actor trainer specializing in adaptation and devised work. He is Artistic Director of Public Weird, a community theatre group in Bristol, as well as a freelance theatre director with over 10 years worth of experience developing his own work.
Originally an actor with a speciality in devising, Taylor has recently graduated from M.A. Contemporary Directing Practice at Rose Bruford College.
His recent directing credits are ‘Watch Me Die’ devised by Taylor Ayling and Eunice De Silva (Loco Klub), ‘Mouthful of Birds’ by Caryl Churchill (Rose Bruford College), ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ by Rupert Holmes (University College Weston), a folk music adaptation of ‘Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of The Kings of Britain’ (Brookmill Pub), Alistair McDowall’s ‘X’ (Rose Bruford College) and an adaptation of Ovid’s myth ‘Pygmalion’ (All Hallows Hall). Fascinated with theatre from around the globe, Taylor’s work draws from an eclectic range of influences from performance art, contemporary dance as well as pantomime and always has a playful and anarchic spirit at heart.