Summer Youth Works for DFT!


The AD works side-by-side with artistic director, Jenny, Justice, for 30 hours per week to facilitate the smooth, successful running of FIVE Summer Theatre Camps – The AD is a major support for our volunteer summer interns (YOU CAN APPLYImage FOR DFT INTERNSHIPS TODAY!)  For our 2nd summer, this important position is funded by the Mayor’s Summer Youth Works program through the Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Meet Taylor Walker

Performing arts (theatre and singing) are Taylor Walker’s passion. At the age of two Taylor made her television debut in the City’s “Good Things Are Happening in Durham” commercial waving to a friendly sanitation worker. Since then Taylor has performed at various venues including St. Bartholomew’s Church (New York); Riverside Church (New York); Carnival Cruise Line (Grand Caymons, Jamaica); Durham Arts Council; North Carolina Central University’s Farrison–Newton Theatre; Hayti Heritage Center; and the Durham Performing Arts Center. Taylor’s most notable performance to date has been in The Color Purple at NCCU. Her local theatrical credits also include Dream Girls, High School Musical 2, Alladin, Becca, Cinderah and If It Wasn’t For Elise.

Taylor is proud to be Northern Knight as a rising junior at Durham’s Northern High School. Recently she was re-elected to serve as class president for the 2014-15 school year, and served as president of the 2013-14 Junior Leadership Durham class graduating with honors for outstanding community service.

ImageLast summer Taylor volunteered at the Durham Arts Council, assisting performing arts instructors and elementary age campers with administrative, logistical and teaching activities related to dance, theater and chorus.

Taylor, a Durham native, credits her family and church for nurturing her gifts of service and song. She is a member of North East Baptist church where she is active in various ministries.

Our volunteer summer theatre interns will meet Taylor at DFT’S Internship Training Day (and donut bash) on Saturday, June 7th from 10 am – noon. APPLY TO BE A DFT SUMMER INTERN TODAY


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