Tyler English-Beckwith

Tyler English-Beckwith

Tyler English-Beckwith is a recent graduate of the Dramatic Writing MFA program at NYU. She holds a B.A. in both African and African Diaspora Studies and Theater and Dance from The University of Texas at Austin. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Tyler currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Her plays include: Mingus (KCACTF Paula Vogel Playwriting Award 2018; Goldberg Playwriting Prize Finalist 2018), TWENTYEIGHT (The...
Tyler English-Beckwith is a recent graduate of the Dramatic Writing MFA program at NYU. She holds a B.A. in both African and African Diaspora Studies and Theater and Dance from The University of Texas at Austin. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Tyler currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Her plays include: Mingus (KCACTF Paula Vogel Playwriting Award 2018; Goldberg Playwriting Prize Finalist 2018), TWENTYEIGHT (The Vortex, Austin, TX), Turf, and Hansel and Gretel.

Plays

  • Mingus
    When B Coleman, a first-generation college student, seeks out the advisement of the infamous former black panther and current black studies professor, Harrison Jones, B soon realizes that his methods of mentorship aren’t exactly what she expected.
  • TWENTYEIGHT
    In their final hours on earth, Ruth, Micah, Isaiah, and James add the final touches to the space shuttle that will send them to The Liberian Space Station, a separatist, utopian space colony, but just as they prepare to take off, two new arrivals threaten their to ruin their chances of making it to the paradise in the sky.

    TWENTYEIGHT is inspired by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement which...
    In their final hours on earth, Ruth, Micah, Isaiah, and James add the final touches to the space shuttle that will send them to The Liberian Space Station, a separatist, utopian space colony, but just as they prepare to take off, two new arrivals threaten their to ruin their chances of making it to the paradise in the sky.

    TWENTYEIGHT is inspired by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement which concluded that in 2012 a Black person was murdered in The United States of America every 28 hours by a police officer or a vigilante.
  • Hansel & Gretel
    A mother makes a meal for her family.