Tyla Abercrumbie
Chicago, IL
Chicago Based Playwright/Director - Recent work Who's Afraid of Deepak Chopra a comedy about depression.

I think, I dream, I live, I love, I play, I dance, I talk, I walk, I drink, I eat, I love my dogs, my friends, my family, new places, travel, running, reading. I hate exercise but I do it anyway. I'm a BAD speller and spell check has made me even worse. I like to cook but I like it more when other people cook. I don't like doing laundry... but I do. Same goes for dishes....and still I do. I love streaming anything all at once... and I've been trying to lose ten pounds for 5 years. That's about it. That's a little about me.

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by Tyla Abercrumbie

After the death of their mother, two sisters return home to Philadelphia in 1919 to settle her estate. Annelle is a happy socialite desperate to return to the safe illusion of a perfect life with her husband in Boston. Janet is a single, professional nurse, determined to change history and propel Black women to a place of prominence and respect. Upon discovering a series of diaries left by their late mother, they find themselves confronted with a woman they never really knew, exposing buried truths from the past that are chillingly, explosively Relentless.

by Tyla Abercrumbie

A Dark Comedy about Depression and Body Dysmorphia. Wolfgang Massey is an extremely talented poet cemented in an abysmal depression. He's lost 3 jobs in 1 year and is secretly smoking again among other things. Hiding  his vises from his live in girlfriend, Griselda who is beyond committed to saving him from himself. She might just manage it with the help of their reliable downstairs neighbor Ted, the prolific visual artist and his muse Rebecca Lynn.


2 Women 2 Men
by Tyla Abercrumbie

One woman tries to navigate all the role she's suppose to play but life is just a little more then she expected. Now, with the glass ceiling on top of her head, a failing marriage, ailing parents, a needy congragation and what might just be a developing eye tick - being crazy might just be the answer to life. 

by Tyla Abercrumbie

Lana & Shelby attend their best friends funeral and she's given strict guidlines on attendees and dress code. Nobody knows when to laugh or if they should cry or even if they were really invited. 

Choosesn for the Chicago Dramatist Ten-Minute Play Festival 2010

Linda Bright Clay and Celeste Williams
by Tyla Abercrumbie

A steamy exploration into discovering sexual freedom and the power to say what a woman really wants.

Tyla Abercrumbie and Coco Elysses (Percussionist)


I'm excited to have had a wonderful reading of my newest work. Who's Afraid of Deepak Chopra. I look foward to the next step.