Courtney Taylor

Courtney Taylor

Fellow

Speechwriter and playwright Courtney Taylor’s words have been spoken by actors, philanthropists, and CEOs alike. Her speech about the best way to spot a UFO kept audiences across the country in rapt attention — though, unfortunately, it was just part of a play.

At West Wing Writers, Courtney has written remarks, op-eds, talking points, and more for thought leaders ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to Congressional candidates to non-profit heads. She also brings to the firm her experience coordinating and scripting staged events. Her short play Lights in the Sky has been produced in New York, Missouri, Massachusetts, and Off-Off-Broadway. She received an Edward Guiliano Global Travel Fellowship to research and develop a play titled Jenkins: An All-American Outing at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. In 2019, she wrote, directed, produced, costume designed, and played Lady Bird Johnson in a farce titled Ask Not: The True Story of the Kennedy Assassination

Courtney graduated summa cum laude from Stony Brook University with a degree in English with honors, and a minor in French.

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