Tylie Shider

Tylie Shider

​Tylie Shider is a 2019-20 Playwrights' Center Jerome Fellow. His plays include Parable of the Backyard Roots (2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Finalist), Bastard, Platform States of Mind and Talk. His work has been developed by Liberation Theatre Company, Dixon Place, La MaMa, Frank Silvera Writer’s Workshop, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Harlem 9, Homebase Theatre Collective, 3:5 Creative[s], Yendor Arts, The...
​Tylie Shider is a 2019-20 Playwrights' Center Jerome Fellow. His plays include Parable of the Backyard Roots (2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Finalist), Bastard, Platform States of Mind and Talk. His work has been developed by Liberation Theatre Company, Dixon Place, La MaMa, Frank Silvera Writer’s Workshop, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Harlem 9, Homebase Theatre Collective, 3:5 Creative[s], Yendor Arts, The Classical Theatre of Harlem, Luna Stage, Joust Theatre co., New York New Works Theater Festival, and The Theater Project. Awards include: Drama Desk from Delaware State University, and The Theater Project’s One-Act competition 2015 Best Play and Audience Favorite. Member: Dramatist Guild of America. He holds a BA in journalism from Delaware State University and an MFA in playwriting from New York University.

Plays

  • Bastard
    It is 1965. Ishmael, a nomadic guitarist, is incarcerated for vagrancy. To make parole he needs a residence. When he returns home to bury his father on a 24 hour furlough, he has until midnight to solicit the support of his estranged family and reclaim his inheritance.

  • The Temple
    In the house of the bloodguilty, in the wake of a recent murder, Dinah, the curious daughter of devout parents, conjures a vexed ghost who begs honor for the shame his murder engenders in heaven; but when her mother senses him, she urges Dinah to defend the family to ensure the release of her father from a system that echoes slavery. The allegorical drama examines familial and romantic soul ties to interrogate...
    In the house of the bloodguilty, in the wake of a recent murder, Dinah, the curious daughter of devout parents, conjures a vexed ghost who begs honor for the shame his murder engenders in heaven; but when her mother senses him, she urges Dinah to defend the family to ensure the release of her father from a system that echoes slavery. The allegorical drama examines familial and romantic soul ties to interrogate the history of justice in America and the nebulous relationship between God, Man, and Sin.

Recommended by Tylie Shider

  • English
    16 Jul. 2019
    In English, Sanaz baits us with humor, and nobody is let off the hook.
  • Sibling Rivalries
    16 Jul. 2019
    A whip-smart dramedy that features an à la carte of college students vying for a life changing opportunity.
  • JaRock Mash-Up
    16 Jul. 2019
    It is such a grand and beautiful play!
  • Flashes & Floaters
    16 Jul. 2019
    Deneen has crafted portraiture of characters you will never forget.