Directing "How to Escape the Sky"
a musical co-devised with the Speak Out Onstage Performance Ensemble at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Directing the world premiere of "Office of the Speaker" by hot new playwright Nicole Cox. This intimate political comedy/drama went up at the Capital Fringe Festival in Southwest, DC
**WINNER: BEST DRAMA
at Capital Fringe!**
JUNE 2019- JUNE 2020
Accepted into the 2019-2020 Observership Class, providing opportunities for Assistant Directorships and Mentorship throughout the year
Tyler grew up in and around Washington, DC where he developed a taste for pineapple juice, board games, and putting on plays. After studying Theatre, Dance, and Music at Cornell University, he returned to DC where he delved into the diverse, vibrant theatre scene.
Specializing in highly physical and comedic work, Tyler helped to found Faction of Fools Theatre Company, a group devoted to the practice and celebration of Commedia dell'Arte. Faction of Fools won the prestigious Helen Hayes award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre in 2012. He served as the Fools' Director of Development and Director of Audience Services, and acted in and directed over twenty foolish plays and productions.
In addition to his work as an actor and director around town, Tyler developed curriculum and taught for many theatrical organizations. He is a freelance acting coach, and has worked with numerous high schools and home school organizations. Tyler developed the theatre program at DC's School Without Walls, and helped to build curriculum for Faction of Fools and Adventure Theatre-MTC.
Tyler served on the Board of Directors for DC's Actor Center, and acted as Treasurer and chairs of the Auditions and Workshops committees. During his time with the Actors' Center, Tyler established city-wide musical theatre auditions, and brought many other workshops and opportunities to DC actors, teachers, and theatre companies.
From 2015-2018, Tyler pursued his MFA at Brown University/Trinity Rep's MFA Programs in Acting and Directing, where he studied acting, directing, playwriting, and producing. In addition to his academic pursuits, Tyler also served as Artistic Director of Romp Of Otters, Brown/Trinity's Graduate Theater Community.
Tyler currently lives and works in the Washington, DC area with his wife and artistic partner-in-crime, Sarah, five and a half stuffed animal friends, and, yes, a bookshelf full of board games.