Meada Taylor– A Native of Queens NY, now resides in Western, NY. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts and Communications, with a minor in music and a MS from Buffalo State. She presently serves as a Substitute Teacher and the Fine Arts Director of her local church.
Her love for puppetry began during her child rearing years and has only grown since. She has explored many types of puppetry such as glove, hand and mouth, shadow, rod, crankies, toy theatre and marionettes (which she is becoming more attached to). She has written many original shows, adaptations of fairytales, and seasonal Christmas and Easter shows along with original music.
Puppetry has weaved its way into the very fibers of her being. So much so that she began her own small puppet company with the help of family and friends. In 1999, Kuumba-Nia Productions was born; “Creativity with a Purpose”. We offer puppet shows, puppet workshops, and puppet building. We have been featured in several local newspapers and news broadcasts.
More information can be found on the Kuumba-Nia website.