MARCH Membership Podcast (Live): Theater Begins Here

Hannah Joyce, Alayna Jacqueline, and guest Tylie Shider
Wednesday, March 29 @ 12pm - 1pm CT
Online via Zoom

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Do you have a personal story and think, "there's a play in there?"

Sharing personal narratives and biographical events in our plays is a very vulnerable challenge. In this episode of Theater Begins Here, we have invited guest, Tylie Shider, to discuss sharing personal narratives and biographical events in our plays and how to approach such a vulnerable--and sometimes intimidating--challenge.. As always, we will respond to questions from the live audience or those submitted via the Membership Podcast: Theater Begins Here Questions Form.

This Episode is for Those Who:

  • Are inspired by history and personal narrative
  • Are interested in oral storytelling
  • Love Tylie's work and want to listen to him share his ideas, thoughts, and experiences.

What to Expect:

  • This is in webinar format. Therefore, we will not be able to see or hear you. You will only be able to communicate with us through the Q&A section of the Zoom webinar.
  • We are running our own tech, so we may take a beat to get set up :)
  • All participants must agree to comply with the Membership Participation Agreements.



TyLie Shider is an American writer and the inaugural playwright in residence at ArtYard. A 2022-23 McKnight Fellow in Playwriting at the Playwrights' Center (PWC), he is a recipient of Premiere Stages' Liberty Live commission, two consecutive Jerome Fellowships (PWC), and an I Am Soul playwright in residence at the National Black Theatre (NBT).

Recent projects include, the fall 2022 NJ premiere of Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family at Premiere Stages, The Gospel Woman (NBT), Whittier (PWC), and his filmmaking debut Sign O' the Times. Screenwriting credits include: Truant. He holds a BA in Journalism from Delaware State University and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU. A proud member of the Dramatist Guild, he is currently a Professor of Playwriting at Augsburg University, and a staff writer for Minnesota Playlist.

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