James Anthony Tyler

A headshot of James Anthony Tyler. He is looking at the camera with a slight smile on his face.
Playwright, television writer, educator

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 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), Some Old Black Man (University Musical Society, Berkshire Playwrights Lab at St. James Place and 59E59 Theaters), and Dolphins and Sharks (LAByrinth Theater Company and Finborough Theatre in London). He has a MFA in Film from Howard University and a MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University. He is also a graduate of The Juilliard School's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. He was the Staff Writer for the new OWN Network show Cherish the Day created by Ava DuVernay and is currently the Story Editor for a new Apple Drama Series.


Types of Plays: 
Typically writes plays steeped in realism but reads and sees plays of all kinds and can work on plays of any genre.

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