James Anthony Tyler

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James Anthony Tyler is the recipient of the 3rd Annual Horton Foote Playwriting Award. He is also one of the inaugural playwrights to receive a commission from Audible’s emerging playwrights fund. His plays include Artney Jackson (World Premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival, 2018 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award), Some Old Black Man (Berkshire Playwrights Lab at St. James Place and 59E59 Theaters NYC), Dolphins and Sharks (LAByrinth Theater Company and the Finborough Theatre in London), hop tha A (Texas Sate University's Black and Latino Playwrights Conference, Ars Nova, The Drama League and Asolo Rep), 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 Emerging 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, a Nashville Rep Ingram New Works Playwright, a 2018-2019 Amoralists Wright Club Playwright, a 2018 Djerassi Fellow, and a 2018 MacDowell Fellow.



He has 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 recent graduate of The Juilliard School's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. He recently was the Staff Writer for the new OWN Network show Cherish the Day (set to premiere in Winter 2020) created by Ava DuVernay.

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Spotlight: INTO THE SIDE OF A HILL at Elgood Theatre

Flint Repertory Theatre presents World Premiere Play

Interview: James Anthony Tyler And Ken-Matt Martin Speak On INTO THE SIDE OF A HILL's World Premiere at Flint Repertory Theatre

From February 2nd to 18th, fortunate theatregoers can witness the world premiere of Into the Side of a Hill by award-winning playwright James Anthony Tyler at Flint Repertory Theatre.

Special Offer: INTO THE SIDE OF A HILL at Elgood Theatre

Flint Repertory Theatre presents Into the Side of a Hill (Feb 2-18)

The Flint Institute of Music Presents Stellar Line-up For February

The Flint Institute of Music has announced a stellar line-up of shows for February.

INTO THE SIDE OF A HILL Will Premiere at Flint Repertory Theatre

Flint Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of James Anthony Tyler's Into the Side of a Hill, directed and choreographed by Ken-Matt Martin.

FRIGID New York Reveals Full Schedule For 2024 The Fire This Time Festival

FRIGID New York announces the full schedule for the 2024 The Fire This Time Festival.

France-Luce Benson, Adrienne Dawes, Deneen Reynolds-Knott And Mars Wolfe To Develop Work In The Fire This Time Festival New Works Lab

France-Luce Benson, Adrienne Dawes, Deneen Reynolds-Knott, and Mars Wolfe will be developing their work in The Fire This Time Festival New Works Lab. Get all the details here.

The Fire This Time Festival Finds New Home at The Wild Project

FRIGID New York will present the 2024 The Fire This Time Festival at a brand new home this January. The Obie Award winning festival will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with the return of its annual Ten-Minute Play Program at The Wild Project.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre Announces A VERY MOTOWN CHRISTMAS And 2024 Summerstage Season

Arkansas Repertory Theatre has announced a holiday special performance event, 'A Very Merry Motown Christmas,' and their 2024 SummerStage Season featuring productions like Pride & Prejudice, Footloose, Into the Side of a Hill, and Hello, Dolly!

Hermitage Unveils New January And February Programs

The Hermitage Artist Retreat has revealed new programs throughout the months of January and February.

HERMITAGE SUNSETS @ BENDERSON PARK Kicks Off 2023-2024 Season with Terry Guest and James Anthony Tyler

The Hermitage Artist Retreat announces a newly developed partnership with Nathan Benderson Park as a part of the Hermitage's 2023-2024 season. Expanding on the success of the Hermitage programming at Selby Gardens and other venues throughout the region, the new “Hermitage Sunsets @ Benderson Park” series launches this year following a popular Hermitage program at the park last season.

Manhattan Theatre Club Reveals New Sloan Playwrighting Commissions & Evening of Excerpts at the American Museum of Natural History

The latest recipients have been announced for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions for new theatrical works surrounding themes of science, math, and technology.

Ken-Matt Martin And Shannon Molly Flynn Set To Direct For Normal Ave's NAPSeries

Normal Ave will welcome Ken-Matt Martin who will join Artistic Director, Shannon Molly Flynn, in directing for their annual 29-hour Reading Series. The festival will run for three days at unique community locations across the boroughs from October 20-22, 2023. All readings will be free and open to the public.

Normal Ave's NAPSeries Returns, Featuring Playwrights Mike Nappi, Max Sangerman, Jacqueline Bircher, and More

Normal Ave has announced the lineup for the return of NAPSeries play festival. The festival will feature plays and musicals from James Anthony Tyler, Jacqueline Bircher, Mike Nappi, Sam Durant Hunter, and Max Sangerman. The festival will run for three days at unique community locations across the boroughs from October 20-22, 2023.

FRIGID New York presents The Fire This Time Festival Reading Series

FRIGID New York will present The Fire This Time Festival Reading Series on Sunday, September 3 at 7pm, Monday, September 11 at 7pm, and Sunday, September 17 at 7pm at The Kraine Theater (85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003).

Playwrights' Center & Venturous Theater Fund Reveal 2023�"25 Venturous Playwright Fellowships

Playwrights' Center and Venturous Theater Fund have revealed the 2023-25 Venturous Playwright Fellows: Harmon dot aut, with their play Tornado Tastes Like Aluminum Sting (in partnership with Spectrum Theatre Ensemble and the Contemporary American Theater.

Finalists/Semifinalists Revealed For 46th Bay Area Playwrights Festival

Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's premier launchpad for exceptional new plays and playwrights, has revealed the semifinalists and finalists for the 46th Bay Area Playwrights Festival, which will be presented in a hybrid festival.

Premiere Stages at Kean University Names 2023 Premiere Play Festival Finalists

Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, has selected its four finalists for the 2023 Premiere Play Festival.

Premiere Stages At Kean University Announces Semi-Finalists For 2023 Play Festival

Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, has announced the 2023 Premiere Play Festival Semi-Finalists.

FRIGID New York Announces Performance Schedule for 2023 The Fire This Time Festival

FRIGID New York will present the 14th annual The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine Theater January 16-29, 2023.

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James Anthony Tyler has written 1 shows including Some Old Black Man (Playwright).

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