Taylor Lee Hallman is a playwright and screenwriter. His works for the stage include Cambridge, a two-act play about racial conflict in Maryland during the early 1960s, and Thunder and Lightning, a story about the Negro Baseball League, set in 1947 on the day that Jackie Robinson stepped onto Ebbets Field breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier, written with Ivan Comer and Tom Ferriter. Taylor’s motion picture screenplays include By the River Dong Nai, a buddy story, in which two Military Policemen learn of love, self sacrifice and the violently intimate nature of war; Mother-In-Law, an “African-American Graffiti,” involving the developing youth culture, drag racing, and racial conflict, written with Tom Ferriter; Brushfire, an action-adventure story, exploring the dangers posed by increasingly radical Right Wing militia groups; In Vain, a murder mystery set in a combat unit in Vietnam; The Pier Ballroom, a coming of age story involving payola in the music business; and Falling, a mystical fantasy where love, redemption and heavenly intervention lead to the reunion of a top rock band from the 1980s, written with his daughter, Danielle.
Taylor Hallman was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and grew up primarily in Ocean City, a summer resort. He has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and earned a Master’s in Social Work at Hunter College. When not writing plays and screenplays, he also writes science fiction short stories. In 1991, with the story A Release in Time, Taylor won the Opps Award, a “fanzine” prize given for excellence in science fiction satire.