James Anthony Tyler
Affiliated Writer
New York, NY

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.

Agent Information

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Paradigm Agency                      
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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

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.

Dolphins and Sharks receives its European premiere following its reading as a part of Vibrant 2016 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights. It won the 2015 Fire This Time Festival in New York City and was a finalist for the 2016 O'Neill Playwrights Conference.

Stewart and Lamb by James Anthony Tyler was one of twelve finalists for PlayPenn's 13th annual new-play conference.