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Joel Taylor

Associate Critic


As the coordinator for Theatre Arts and Dance with Fort Worth ISD, Joel relishes the opportunity to work with students and teachers to develop and promote the desire and skills for learners of all ages with theatre and dance. He has worked with students and actors of all ages, from 3 years old to 80 years old.

He has a Masters degree in Education from Texas Wesleyan University, with additional hours in Secondary Cultures and Language. His Bachelor of Arts degree is in Social Sciences and Theatre Arts. During his 20 years of working in education, Joel has taught courses that include Theatre, Economics, History, Psychology, Journalism, and teacher education courses.

He has also worked for a year in South Park, Colorado, teaching journalism to high school students and as editor to a highly successful educational newspaper.

In addition to working in education, Joel also works in the performing arts as a performer, director, and producer on stage and film. Some of his favorite stage productions that he has enjoyed working with include: Christmas Story, The Nerd, The Foreigner, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Lil Abner, Little Foxes, Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grill, Dial M for Murder, and Amadeus.

Joel has also worked on a wide variety of film projects that include a Hallmark Hall of Fame Film, industrials, training, modeling, films and commercials in Washington, Kansas, and Texas.

Past Reviewed Shows listed by most recent to oldest.


Show Theatre Company Posted
TWELFTH NIGHT, A MUSICAL COMEDY CARNIVAL Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts 2/19/2015
THE YELLOW BOAT Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts 4/16/2014
IN THE HEIGHTS Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts 5/20/2013
MEMPHIS
(National Tour)
Bass Hall, Fort Worth 2/14/2013
EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Circle Theatre 8/20/2013
GHOST WRITER Circle Theatre 10/22/2012
BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND Dallas Summer Musicals 12/9/2016
THE LION KING Dallas Summer Musicals 10/6/2013
THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Dallas Theater Center 3/18/2014
A RAISIN IN THE SUN Dallas Theater Center 9/24/2013
OLD TIMES Drag Strip Courage 7/14/2014
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA DVA Productions, Inc. 3/29/2016
THE WEDDING FROM HELL Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players 9/16/2013
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players 7/1/2013
SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS Greater Lewisville Community Theatre 2/12/2013
STREAMERS L.I.P. Service 8/20/2015
ANYTHING GOES Lyric Stage 6/21/2016
THEATRE OF DEATH MBS Productions 10/30/2012
ALL SHOOK UP Music Theatre of Denton 5/6/2013
SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR ONSTAGE in Bedford 2/19/2014
A CHEKHOV VALENTINE Pantagleize 2/17/2013
DEVIL'S DISCIPLE Pantagleize 1/21/2013
REHEARSAL FOR MURDER! Pegasus Theatre 1/9/2014
XSR:DIE! Pegasus Theatre 1/2/2013
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC PFAMILY ARTS 4/23/2013
GIVE ME A BREAK (World Premiere) PFAMILY ARTS 11/11/2012
THE ADDAMS FAMILY Plaza Theatre Company 10/12/2015
SHREK THE MUSICAL Plaza Theatre Company 5/27/2015
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Plaza Theatre Company 10/28/2014
PILLOW TALK Plaza Theatre Company 4/23/2013
RAGTIME Plaza Theatre Company 10/29/2012
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Sherman Community Players 6/23/2013
SHE LOVES ME Stage West 11/6/2012
ROSE COLORED GLASSES Sunni Media Productions 12/3/2012
THE SOUND OF FANNIE The Basement 10/1/2013
HELLO LITTLE HUMAN FEMALE The Basement 6/27/2013
DAFFODIL GIRLS The Basement 5/28/2013
THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE The Basement 12/13/2012
ENRON Theatre Three 5/2/2013
NO SHOW: A ONE WOMAN SHOW WaterTower Theatre 3/10/2014
AN EVENING WITH DNCB WaterTower Theatre 3/10/2014
SIDEWALK STORIES WaterTower Theatre 3/10/2014
THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP- A PENNY DREADFUL WaterTower Theatre 10/4/2012