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Taylor Barfield

Literary Manager | Since April 2018

What is your favorite part of your job?

Working closely with a number of talented artists.

Why is Two River Theater special to you?

The work is rigorous, the people are great, and I’ve always been given the freedom to be me in the rehearsal room and the administrative offices. Most theaters have one of those three things. Some have two. Very few have all three. I’m grateful for that.

What was your favorite production to work on and why?

KING HEDLEY II because it was my first fully-produced August Wilson production (after having done many staged readings and written many essays) and Brandon Dirden is a brilliant artist, who I would run through a wall for.

Blake Morris and Harvy Blanks in King Hedley II, directed by Brandon J. Dirden. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

If you could go back and work on a production before your time at Two River, what would it be?

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG or SEVEN GUITARS. SEVEN GUITARS is my favorite Wilson play and to be around SLP directing the Dirden brothers would be an absolute treat.

What’s your favorite Red Bank restaurant and menu item?

Day Item: Chicken Tikka Masala from Bombay River 

Evening Item: Pollo Saltimboca from Pazzo 

Late-Night Items: One burger, one foot long and fries from Windmill

What’s your favorite thing to do/hobby outside of work?

What is this “outside of work” that you speak of? I enjoy traveling to faraway places, hanging out with friends, and watching football and MMA.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

I once fell off the side of a volcano. I may have survived.