James Anthony Tyler's plays include Dolphins and Sharks (LAByrinth Theater Company and the Finborough Theatre in London), Some Old Black Man (Berkshire Playwrights Lab, forthcoming NYC premiere in Feb 2018), hop tha A (Texas Sate University's Black and Latino Playwrights Conference, Ars Nova, The Drama League and Asolo Rep), Artney Jackson (The New Black Fest), Talkin' to This Chick Sippin' Magic Potion (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, SPACE on Ryder Farm), and The Drop Off (Classical Theatre of Harlem, The Playwrights' Center, The Juilliard School). He was a member of Harlem's Emergin Black Playwrights Group, a 2014-2015 Dramatists Guild Fellow, a 2015-2016 Playwrights' Center's Many Voices Fellow, a 2016-2017 Ars Nova Play Group Resident, a 2016 Working Farm Playwrights Group Resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm, a 2016 Theatre Masters Visionary Playwrights Award recipient. He holds a MFA in Film from Howard University and a MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University, where his concentration was Playwriting, and is a graduate of The Juilliard School's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program.
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The Dramatists Guild of America has named James Anthony Tyler as the recipient of the 2018 Horton Foote Playwriting Award. Established in 2016, the award recognizes a playwright whose work explores the nature of being human.
James Anthony Tyler will be included in the Ingram New Works Lab for emerging playwrights at Nashville Repertory Theatre. Lab Playwrights develop new works in a yearlong residency culminating in the annual Ingram New Works Festival. Info here: https://nashvillerep.org/ingram-new-works-playwrights
James Anthony Tyler's new play Some Old Black Man is running from the 10th - 27th at the Berkshire Playwrights Lab. An argument over what to eat for breakfast turns into a generational clash over race, opportunity, and a decision Calvin made years ago.