Deanne Taylor is a playwright and cofounder of the award-winning theater company, VideoCabaret, in Toronto, Canada. With the company's seminal troupe, the Hummer Sisters, her early work featured camera-wielding actor/singers in a landscape of hot-wired TVs. Over the years her productions developed a repertoire of video effects for plays, operettas, and mock-news cabarets satirizing mass-media politics. Taylor's interest in city planning goes back to the 80s when the Hummer Sisters ran for Mayor of Toronto with the help of hundreds of artists and musicians (coming in second with 10 percent of the vote!). Since then Taylor has written and directed many election cabarets and the recent play, City For Sale. She has also produced twenty plays by VideoCab cofounder, Michael Hollingsworth, dramatizing the entire history of Canada, and she occasionally writes for readers.