Tai Verley

Visiting Lecturer in Theatre Arts

Tai Verley (She/Her) is a NYC-born, Philadelphia-settled multifaceted artist. After attending Vassar College for undergraduate studies, Tai obtained her M.F.A. in Acting from The New School for Drama. While her acting credits include companies like the Arden Theatre Company, Delaware Shakespeare Festival, and Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, Tai has also directed pieces for academic institutions like Villanova, Arcadia University, and West Chester University (upcoming 2022). As a 2021 HATCH AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE Resident Lead Artist, Tai began writing her first play, "3Sis", which is an adaptation of Chekhov's "Three Sisters" centering joyful, contemporary Black women. And she is also currently the Artistic Director of Revolution Shakespeare (RevShakes), a small theatre company (here in Philly!) hoping to deconstruct and decolonize the Bard's work.