Tyler JC Whidden

Tyler JC Whidden

Tyler Whidden is a playwright turned stand-up comedian who returned to playwriting because, as Shakespeare once said, "If you're going to write dick jokes for people, write them for the high-class people." He lives in Ohio. We're pretty sure. You can learn more at www.TylerJCWhidden.com

Plays

  • Occupation: Dad
    Jason has a job, okay? He just works from home now. Things are tough nowadays what with the economy and all. So, stop looking at him like that. Lots of dads stay home with their babies. Right? It’s no big deal and it’s really not that tough. Except his kid won’t walk. And his mother won’t help. And his older brother’s a jerk-off. And his sister’s kids are already perfect and the playground moms are psychotic...
    Jason has a job, okay? He just works from home now. Things are tough nowadays what with the economy and all. So, stop looking at him like that. Lots of dads stay home with their babies. Right? It’s no big deal and it’s really not that tough. Except his kid won’t walk. And his mother won’t help. And his older brother’s a jerk-off. And his sister’s kids are already perfect and the playground moms are psychotic and everybody on Facebook hates him. But, other than all that, everything is just hunky-dory. Except his dad – you know what, forget his dad. It’s fine. Seriously. Everything is …
  • ChocolateSexPuppyTacos (A Non-Denominational Comedy)
    Chris is the preacher of a failing ministry and Josh is a stand-up comedian who made his name off dick jokes. When Josh rolls into Chris’ chapel, the two brothers find themselves back into their old routine of name-calling and slap-fighting, just in time for the chapel’s five-year anniversary festivities. Can comedy save God?
  • Dancing With N.E.D.
    We first see Claire at her surprise 55th birthday party giving a speech to all of her loved ones. She is grand, glorious, and gorgeous. Her speech, while just beginning to pique, is quickly interrupted by Peter who asks simply, "Who are you talking to?"

    Claire is alone and we begin witness her transformation from the beautiful, blushing, birthday girl she wishes she were to...
    We first see Claire at her surprise 55th birthday party giving a speech to all of her loved ones. She is grand, glorious, and gorgeous. Her speech, while just beginning to pique, is quickly interrupted by Peter who asks simply, "Who are you talking to?"

    Claire is alone and we begin witness her transformation from the beautiful, blushing, birthday girl she wishes she were to the head-shorn, robe-wearing, flask-drinking wreck she has made herself into.

    Ever the loyal, and only, friend, Peter does all he can to keep Claire focused on enjoying her birthday in a healthy manner, while distracting her from her goal of destroying herself in a drunken stupor.

    Claire continues to lead Peter through her haze of flashbacks of a life she either once had, or imagines she should have lived. Conversations with Hemingway, drinking with Churchill, and dancing with Elvis, the more she loses her grip, the more fanciful her stories.

    Claire's goal of living out her death becomes ever more urgent as their day is ending and her dance with Peter reaches its gripping finale. As Peter relents to help Claire get well on her terms, it becomes clear that Claire hasn't given up, she's merely fighting to fix her mistakes.
  • Run Kingsbury Run
    Inspired by the 1938 events surrounding the catch and release of Cleveland’s Torso Killer, Run Kingsbury Run, tells the story of the men out to save the city from a butcher, and the secrets that refuse to remain buried within the city’s forgotten capillaries.