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JAMES ANTHONY TYLER "Dolphins and Sharks"
The New School for Drama
New York, NY
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JAMES ANTHONY TYLER "Dolphins and Sharks"
Blackboard Plays
Devoted to the Black Playwright since 2008

DOLPHINS AND SHARKS

Directed by LA Williams

with

Pernell Walker as Isabel Peters

Analisa Velez as Xiomara Yepez

DJ Daughtry  as Yusuf Nwachukwu

Sebastian Arroyo as Danilo Martinez

and

Lizan Mitchell as Amenze Amen

followed by a 20 minute talkback
~refreshments provided~

ABOUT THE PLAY

Isabel, Yusef and Xiomara work at a knock-off version of Kinkos in Harlem. Promotions are rare. Raises are rarer. But when Yusef is given the chance to work his way up by spying on his co-workers, friendships are tested and loyalty turns out to be less valuable than cold hard cash in this searing new play about disadvantaged people colliding in a profit-hungry society.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
JAMES ANTHONY TYLER

James is an award-winning playwright who holds a MFA in Film from Howard University and a MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University where his concentration was Playwriting. His work has been presented by OBIE Award-winning playwright Israel Horovitz at The Cherry Lane Theatre (Hand Held Out), The Sixth Annual Fire This Time Festival (Dolphins and Sharks), and the 4th Annual Beer-Battered New Play Festival (Loveeeeeee Play). His play Some Old Black Man starring Arthur French was presented at LaMaMa Theatre as part of the Shadow Festival and it was selected for the Berkshire Playwrights Lab featuring Tony Award-winning actor Roger Robinson. His play The Drop Off was featured as part of The Classical Theatre of Harlem's Playwrights Playground and their Future Classics Series. Youre Sitting in the Dark and hop tha A have been recent semi-finalists for the ONeill Playwrights Conference and Dolphins and Sharks was a semi-finalist for ArtsCenter Stages 10 By 10 Triangle Festival. James is one of the first recipients of the 2015 First Round Fellowship presented by Open Bar Theatricals to expand Dolphins and Sharks from a ten-minute play to a full-length play. His honors include being selected by the OBIE Award-winning 48 Hours in Harlem Festival as one of their 2015 Playwrights, the Paul Robeson Award, and a John Golden Award for Excellence in Playwriting from NYU. He is a proud member of Harlems Emerging Black Playwrights Group and a 2014-2015 Dramatists Guild Fellow where he developed new work under award-winning playwrights Andrea Lepcio and Diana Son. Tanya Barfield is currently mentoring him, and he was a playwriting intern on Tracey Scott Wilsons newest play Buzzer, which was presented, at The Public Theatre directed by Anne Kaufman. Recently he was awarded The Playwrights Centers Many Voices Fellowship, and accepted to the 2016 Ars Nova Play Group and The Juilliard Schools Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program where he will train under the guidance of Tony Award winning playwrights Marsha Norman and Christopher Durang.

Location

The New School for Drama (View)
151 Bank Street - Room 105
New York, NY 10014
United States

Categories

Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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