James Anthony Tyler
He, Him, His
McKnight National Residency and Commission, Core Writer, Affiliated Writer
Los Angeles, CA
James Anthony Tyler is the recipient of the 3rd Annual Horton Foote Playwriting Award. MFA - NYU, MFA - Howard Univ., Juilliard Playwrights Program.

James Anthony Tyler is the recipient of the 3rd Annual Horton Foote Playwriting Award, an inaugural playwright to receive a commission from Audible, and a 2016 Theatre Masters Visionary Playwrights Award recipient. His plays include Some Old Black Man (Berkshire Playwrights Lab at St. James Place and 59E59 Theaters and a University Musical Society filmed production), All We Need Is Us (Keen Company, currently streaming on all podcast platforms) hop thA A (currently streaming on Audible), Artney Jackson (World Premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival, 2018 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award), and Dolphins and Sharks (LAByrinth Theater Company and Finborough Theatre in London). He’s a 2021-2018 MacDowell Fellow, a 2021 Hermitage Artist Resident, and 2018 Djerassi Fellow, 2018-2019 Amoralists Wright Club Playwright, 2017-2018 Nashville Rep ingram New Works Playwright, 2016-2017 Ars Nova Play Group Resident, 2016 Working Farm Playwrights Group Resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm, 2015-2016 Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellow, 2014-2015 Dramatists Guild Fellow, and he was a member of Harlem’s Emerging Black Playwrights Group. He has an MFA in Film from Howard University and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University. He is also a graduate of The Juilliard School’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program, and he was the Staff Writer for the OWN Network show Cherish the Day, created by Ava DuVernay.

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Off-Broadway’s Keen Company has announced programming for its 2020–2021 digital season, including a new work by James Anthony Tyler.

 Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the first round of recipients for the 2018 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. Artney Jackson by James Anthony Tyler at Williamstown Theatre Festival has been selected as one of nine plays to receive this prestigious award. 

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. 

Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2018 season to premiere James Anthony Tyler's comedy Artney Jackson, running July 11th ~ 22nd. For more information: http://wtfestival.org/shows-events/​​​​​​​ 

In February of 2018, Berkshire Playwrights Lab will present James A. Tyler’s Some Old Black Man starring Wendell Pierce and Tony-Award winner Roger Robinson.  Visit the PLAYBILLS article here!