Tommy Taylor

He/Him
  • Drama
  • Film and TV
  • Multimedia
  • New Media
  • New Play
  • One Person Show
  • Play
  • Play reading
  • Play Writing
  • Site Specific
  • Storytelling
  • Voice Acting

Tommy Taylor (He/Him) is a Hamilton-based theatre artist, storyteller and activist. He recently premiered the Virtual Reality adaptation of his 2013 one-man stage-hit about his arrest and detention at the infamous 2010 Toronto G20 Summit, You Should Have Stayed Home (which was toured across Canada) at the 2022 Festival of Live Digital Art in Kingston. The show recently was updated and presented as part of Hamilton Fringe's Frost Bites Festival in 2023. In other select credits: Tommy's made some waves with his 2015 Fringe bring-your-own venue romp "Uncle Tommy's Campfire Ghost Stories'' - which was also featured at Hamilton's 2022 Supercrawl Festival. Tommy had an award-winning show a few years prior with "Kayak" at the 2011 Toronto Summerworks Festival. For the past several years he has been serving on the frontlines of our housing and homelessness crisis - in shelters, drop-ins and street & encampment outreach, recently as Manager of Community Health Programs at Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre. He's currently on the steering committees of Health Providers Against Poverty (HPAP) and the Shelter & Housing Justice Network (SHJN) and ran as a candidate in the 2015 Federal Election. Tommy served on numerous COVID emergency response teams and was part of the team that led the planning and design of SafeTO, Toronto's Community Safety Well-Being Plan - radically changing how crisis intervention, violence, policing and trauma are approached. Tommy has worked as a theatre artist for over 20 years and spent a decade as the Managing Director of Forward Theatre at Mississauga's Living Arts Centre. He is a graduate of George Brown College's Community Worker Program, the University of Waterloo/GVA's Income Management Program and the Vancouver Film School.

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