Teacher, Director, Playwright
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Taunya Page is a high school theatre teacher, and currently the director of Encore Company at Mountain Home High School in Mountain Home, Idaho. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (English major, history minor) from Boise State University in December of 1999. In August of 2000, she was hired by Mountain Home High School to teach English and drama; and in 2004, she completed her master's program at Central Washington University, receiving a Master of Arts in Theatrical Production.
In 2010 Mrs. Page expanded theatre opportunities at Mountain Home High School by adding the backstage classes Stagecraft and Costume Design to the program. She has directed over 60 plays; her favorites include Fahrenheit 451 (2015), Cyrano of the West (2014), Night of the Living Dead (2011), The Wizard of Oz (2007), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2008), Star Wars (2009), Suessical Jr.(2009), Murder's in the Heir (2005), Rumors (2004), and What the Bellhop Saw (2003).
Mrs. Page received Idaho State Drama Teacher of the Year in 2013 from the Idaho Speech Arts Teachers' Association, and she is the manager of the District III Drama Competition. She currently has four plays available for productions: Zombies! A Dark Comedy, SUPERHeROES: The Helios Affinity, Beauty and the Beast, and Cyrano of the West. She also has other large-cast plays in the works.
She grew up in in Idaho and currently lives there with her wonderful daughter and husband.