James Anthony Tyler
Core Writer, Affiliated Writer
Los Angeles, CA

James Anthony Tyler is the recipient of the 3rd Annual Horton Foote Playwriting Award and an inaugural playwright to receive a commission from Audible. His plays include Artney Jackson (World Premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival, 2018 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award), Some Old Black Man (Berkshire Playwright Lab at St. James Place and 59E59 Theaters), Dolphins and Sharks (LAByrinth Theater Company and Finborough Theatre in London). 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.

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Creative Artists Agency

Olivier Sultan

Angela Dallas


 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!

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