Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

James Anthony Tyler

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2018

James Anthony Tyler is a 2014-2015 Dramatists Guild Fellow, 2015-2016 The Playwrights Center’s Many Voices Fellow, 2016-2017 Ars Nova Play Group Resident, 2016 Working Farm Playwrights Group Resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm, and currently a Nashville Rep Ingram New Works Playwright. His plays include Dolphins and Sharks (LAByrinth Theater Company and Finborough Theatre in London), Some Old Black Man (Berkshire Playwrights Lab at 59E59 Theaters), hop tha A (Texas State University’s Black and Latino Playwrights Conference, Ars Nova, The Drama League and Asolo Rep), Artney Jackson (The New Black Fest, Williamstown Theatre Festival), 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 is a recipient of The Horton Foote Playwriting Award presented by The Dramatists Guild of America. He has a M.F.A. in film from Howard University, and M.F.A. in dramatic writing from NYU, and is a graduate of the Juilliard School’s Playwrights Program.



James Anthony Tyler worked in the Wood studio.

Wood Studio, given to the residency program by Mrs. Frederick Trevor Hill, was completed in 1913 in memory of Mrs. Hill’s mother, Helen Ogden Wood. Like Schelling Studio, the building is sided with large, overlapping pieces of hemlock bark. When the studio was renovated in 1995, MacDowell staff researched the origins of this unusual building material and…

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