Introducing Nate Taylor a.k.a Tha Gift; A Local Artist On The Rise

Introducing Nate Taylor a.k.a Tha Gift; A Local Artist On The Rise

May 29th, 2017

You first met Che in Rochester works for actor Che Holloway, an impromptu interview and amble through the Neighborhood of the Arts.

An aspiring and successful actor, Che is deeply immersed in the Rochester cultural scene. So much so, we’ve named him Che of The Town!

Exclusively for Talker, Che has solicited and is conducting interviews from about 80 Rochestarians working in a diversity of creative fields.

For the full series, see Che of The Town: Interviews

Introducing Nate Taylor a.k.a Tha Gift; A Local Artist On The Rise

What inspired you to be an artist/entertainer? Early experiences worth sharing? 

Ive been writing since I was a kid and became very interested in the deceased Poet, playwright,and Actor Miguel Pinero….born in NYC……drug addict and thief who ended in Sing Sing Prison in the 70’s and wrote a play called Short Eyes that ended up being the first Puerto Rican play on Broadway that spark his career…….He was a Phenomenal Poet/writer who wrote about inner city problems….he died in 1988

nate1Talk about a time where you have faced adversity/conflict and have triumphed.

I was molested when I was younger and saw my best friend raped by her brother so I wrote Poem called Shattered Dreams which helped me deal with that situation and hopefully help others overcome……..

What do you believe sets you apart from other artists/entertainers?
My drive and Ambition….and natural talent… going to acting school this Fall in NYC to further my skills and plan to be on a major TV show or movie in the next 5 years

Do you have other interests or hobbies?

nate5Writing, Reading, watching horror movies, hiking, working out……..etc

Any projects you have out or currently working on?

Just finished a new film called The People’s Champ…..a boxing drama filmed in Syracuse NY. Set to be released in a few months

nate4Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?
In a Major TV show or Film

What advice can you give to aspiring artists/entertainers?
Simply…..Be A Dream Chaser

How can we follow along in your journey? Social media?

Facebook: Nate Taylor aka tha Gift
Twitter: NateTaylor_actor
Instagram: NateTaylor_actor

About The Author

Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History and a Storyteller in Residence at the SmallMatters Institute. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY, Lake Affect Magazine and Brighton Connections. My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.


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