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.
Off-Broadway’s Keen Company has announced programming for its 2020–2021 digital season, including a new work by James Anthony Tyler.
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the first round of recipients for the 2018 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. Artney Jackson by James Anthony Tyler at Williamstown Theatre Festival has been selected as one of nine plays to receive this prestigious award.
The Dramatists Guild of America has named James Anthony Tyler as the recipient of the 2018 Horton Foote Playwriting Award. Established in 2016, the award recognizes a playwright whose work explores the nature of being human.