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Geri Givens Taylor
ACTING
FILM
The Longshots/Fred Durst/2008/as Still Photographer/Townsperson 
Year One/Harold Ramis/2009/as Townsperson 
Beyond A Reasonable Doubt/ Peter Hyams/2009/as Shopper
Lisa, Witch Hunt 2, and other short films/ Matthew Ramsaur/Principle and Miscellaneous Roles
Persona/ Brandi Albritton/2010/as Jessie Reynolds (Principle)
Cool Dog/Danny Lerner/2010/New York Pedestrian and Driver
Straw Dogs/Rod Lurie/2011/as Picnic Participant
Playing For Keeps/Gabriele Muccino/2012/as Soccer Mom
The East/Zal Batmanglij/2012/as Party Goer
A Very Tough Course/Paula Kazuba/2013/as Janet McBride (Principle)
Divert/Matthew Ramsaur/2015/as Mrs. Bettie Aldridge Saunders "Mom" (Principle)

TELEVISION
Trinity United Methodist Church Drama Team and Chancellor Choir
Broadway Night 2007 and 2008M.C. 2007/Soloist/ChoirChoral Production
Good Morning Ark-La-Miss 2006 and 2008Characters from PlaysPlay Promotion
What’s Cooking? 2006 and 2008Characters from PlaysGuest Appearance
Affinity Health Group/2017/Monroe, LA/Commercial/Doctor


STAGE
Dearly Departed/1994/The Upstagers Del Rio, TX/as Nadine 
The Will Roger’s Follies/1995/The Upstagers Del Rio, TX/as one of the Six Single Sisters and Chorus 
Ten Minute/One Act Plays Festivals/Louisiana Tech University/as Multiple Characters 
A Christmas Carol/2003/Louisiana Tech University/as Poultry Merchant and Chorus
Suddenly, Last Summer/2005/Ruston Community Theatre/as Mrs. Holly 
Crimes of the Heart/2007/Ruston Community Theatre/as Chick (Best Actress in a Supporting Role)
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds/2008/Ruston Community Theatre/as Beatrice (Lead)
Cheaper by the Dozen/2008/Ruston Community Theatre/as Miss Brill (Best Actress in a Minor Role) 
Second Samuel/2009/Ruston Community Theatre/as Jimmy Deanne
The Solid Gold Cadillac/2010/Ruston Community Theatre/as Miss Shotgraven
Ladies First/2010/Main Stage at Strauss Theater, Monroe, LA/as Jacqueline Kennedy (Lead)
Picnic/2011/Ruston Community Theatre/as Flo Owens
The Dixie Swim Club/2011/Ruston Community Theatre/as Jeri Neal
Heaven Can Wait/2011/Ruston Community Theatre/as Mrs. Ames (Best Actress in a Minor Role)
The Adventures of Robin Hood/2011/Louisiana Tech University/as Alberta the Saxon 
Annie Get Your Gun/2012/Ruston Community Theatre/Mrs. Potter Porter (Best Actress in a Cameo Role)/Chorus
The Butler Did It/2012/Strauss Dinner Theatre Monroe, LA/as Laura Carlyle
The Deadly Briefcase/2013/Murder, is Served West Monroe, LA/as Nadia Prowski
The King and I/2013/Ruston Community Theatre/King's Singer
The Sound of Music/2014/Ruston Community Theatre/Cameo as Fraulein Schweiger
Virginia Jones and the Curse of Nergal/2013/Murder, is Served West Monroe, LA/as Paulette Burgess
Dark Matters/2015/Squire Creek Dinner Theater, Choudrant, LA/as Bridget Cleary
Monday Always Leads to Murder/2016/Ruston Community Theater/as Pearl Van Beasley

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Louisiana Tech University/1983/A.S. Business Technology
Louisiana Tech University/1984/B.A. Art/General Studies
Louisiana Tech University/1990/B.A. Art Education
Speech/Theater 240/2003/Introduction to Acting/Scott Gilbert
Speech/Theater 471 & 472/2003/Playwriting & Advanced Playwriting/Dr. Kenneth Robbins
Acting for Film Workshop/2006/Acclaim Talent Agency Shreveport, LA/Gary Chason
Expo Training Workshop/2007/Stage 2000, Ruston, LA/Staff
Intense Actor’s Workshop/2007/Stage 2000, Ruston, LA/David Heavener
Intensive Acting Workshop/2012/Lynn Blumenthal Casting/Michelle Hutchison
Will Wallace Acting Studio/2012/Bill Cooper Studios/Sara Wallace

SPECIAL SKILLS
I am a multi-disciplinary artist, art and acting instructor, playwright, director,
stage and assistant to an award winning costume designer, a published author of
"The Kitchen Dance", and Runner-Up in MARSocial's Author of the Year Competition.  
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