Ross Taylor

An Actor, Writer and Musican living in NYC

February brings an end to my first contract with Second City. Although I’m beyond excited to return to NYC, I can’t imagine having a finer experience onboard the Norwegian Dawn.

Onward! I’m currently working as Content Manager with new company Spin-A-Story and training to teach Musical Improv Level 1 at Magnet Theater. I’ve also got upcoming gigs at the Lincoln Center and in the New York Improv Festival. Focusing on creating new video content for the web and creating theatrical comedy works to submit to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh and NYC. 

It’s a New Year in the Atlantic—having a wonderful time making my living and here’s to further prosperity with Second City in 2014!

It’s a New Year in the Atlantic—having a wonderful time making my living and here’s to further prosperity with Second City in 2014!

After a week in Chicago working the salt mines of Second City, I’m currently on my third week of sailing in the Atlantic Ocean, performing sketches written by Steve Carrell, Paul Dinello and other show biz luminaries. I am being paid to entertain, tan and get in the best shape of my life—I AM THE LUCKIEST HUMAN!

I’ve reached 4 years living in NYC and now I’m finally spending a little time away!

My next employer is Second City — the most renowned improv company in the world.

I’ll return to New York in February 2014, refreshed and ready to soar in the next step of my career!

Only a month left in the city before I visit Missouri for a month and then I’m off to work on the Second City cruise from October-February.
I celebrated a birthday on July 28th, moved from Harlem to Brooklyn and batted .364 in my competitive softball season. Also I played “twinkling stars” and “shooting star” in the Wrath show pictured above. #success

Only a month left in the city before I visit Missouri for a month and then I’m off to work on the Second City cruise from October-February.

I celebrated a birthday on July 28th, moved from Harlem to Brooklyn and batted .364 in my competitive softball season. Also I played “twinkling stars” and “shooting star” in the Wrath show pictured above. #success

Recently:

- Hired by Second City on a four month cruise contract. I’ll be in Chicago, then board the Norwegian Dawn and be a performer from October-February.

- Hired by Packer Institute for the summer — teaching music classes to kids (4-11) for six weeks in June-July. 

- Performed with Magnet TourCo in Washington DC as part of a festival.

- Photos above taken by Woody Fu

It’s May and beautiful in New York! 

I’m doing upcoming shows with Magnet TourCo and PIT TourCo—hurray for improv missionaries (mercenaries?)!

Aquarius was accepted into the 2013 Del Close Marathon and I taught an improv workshop through Pro Musica Tours.

Above are some fun-friend pictures from the Magnet 8th Anniversary party. EIGHT MORE YEARS!

Continued busy…

-Member of the newly formed PIT TourCo — spreading the gospel of long-form improv throughout the Americas.

-Traveled to Charlotte and Saginaw, Michigan for two shows with Chicago City Limits—audiences of over 400 for each!

-Did terrific new work with “The Narrator” and “The Corporation”, and performed an hour long musical at which Michael Stipe was sitting in the front row.

-Softball season begins…with a 17-1 drubbing at the hands of underhanding foes. Nowhere to go but up….or further down!

A busy 2013 thus far—now for some humility-free braggadocio! 

-Traveled with Aquarius to North Carolina and Boston for packed houses, great shows and greater bro-time.

-Traveled to Wolf Trap Theater outside Washington DC for two sold-out shows with Chicago City Limits.

-Have been made a regularly rotating cast member of the Made-Up Musical, Friday nights at Magnet Theater.

-Was named Director of a newly-formed musical house team at Magnet Theater. 

As always: onward and upward!

Performing Statistics from 2012:
Improv Shows for a paying audience: 195
Improv Rehearsals: 111
Theatrical performances: 33
Theatrical rehearsals: 50
That’s 228 total shows in front of audiences, by far my busiest year in NYC. Onward, upward!

Performing Statistics from 2012:

Improv Shows for a paying audience: 195

Improv Rehearsals: 111

Theatrical performances: 33

Theatrical rehearsals: 50

That’s 228 total shows in front of audiences, by far my busiest year in NYC. Onward, upward!