Bill Taylor has been a resident of Lee County since the early 1970’s when his father retired from the Air Force and moved the family to Fort Myers. Bill attended Edgewood Elementary, Dunbar Middle and graduated Fort Myers High and Edison Community College, now FSW. For 30 years Bill has produced over 150 theatrical productions across Lee County, mostly with Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts (TCAA). He founded the company with a strong vision to produce works that were artistically fulfilling and new to local audiences. In that time he has been an arts leader consistently breaking down barriers both artistically and socially. The company earned grants from the prestigious Shubert Foundation and earned the International Centre for Women Playwrights award for support of female playwrights.
His establishment of the company’s New Play Contest has garnered Lee County national recognition as place for the arts. Under Bill’s leadership the company began an initiative to produce work that is geared towards minority artists and audiences. Each year more minority performers and audiences have found opportunity in Lee County. Last year 48% of performers in TCAA shows were minority.