On the heels of A Midsummer Night's Dream's opening at the Theatre for a New Audience, director Julie Taymor was today introduced into MAKERS, adigital platform developed in partnership by AOL and PBS which aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women's stories ever assembled. Internationally acclaimed for her bold and original imagination, Taymor excites audiences and inspires women through her aversion to risk and willingness to break barriers on- and off-Broadway, for which she is being recognized. This ongoing initiative showcases thousands of compelling stories from more than 200 trailblazing women - both known and unknown - who are firsts in their fields, visionary role models or frontline activists who sparked, and some who opposed, change for women.

In the video below, Taymor shares her MAKERS story, which details her rise to becoming the first woman to win the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical. She also dives into her true thoughts regarding her work on Spider-man, how four years in Indonesia pushed her to "travel the road less traveled" and why she believes the Lion King is a coming-of-age story that transcends culture. Check out the full interview below!

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