Join SPACE and playwrights Eliza Bent, Cusi Cram, Daisy Foote, James Tyler, and Ryan King at Playwrights Horizons for readings of their SPACE-developed plays as part of their 2016 Working Farm residency.
Wine and farm-fresh bites to follow each reading. Admission is free. Register below:
Talkin’ to This Chick Sippin’ Magic Potion by James Anthony Tyler, April 6th, 7pm
Jornay is a professional cuddler who learns that her new client Ruben needs more than her touch. Through Ruben, Jornay also learns that she must do what she can to repair her relationship with Tiffany, her 17-year-old daughter. Old wounds are reopened when Jornay attempts to get a ticket to Tiffany's high school graduation. James Anthony Tyler’s Talkin’ to This Chick Sippin’ Magic Potion explores love, resentment and the journey to becoming the best version of oneself.
James Anthony Tyler has a MFA in Film from Howard University and a MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University, where his concentration was Playwriting. Selected honors include the Paul Robeson Award and John Golden Award for Excellence in Playwriting. His plays have been developed at La MaMa and Berkshire Playwrights Lab (Some Old Black Man), Classical Theatre of Harlem (The Drop Off), Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (Talkin’ To This Chick Sippin’ Magic Potion), Asolo Rep and The Drama League (hop tha A), Finborough Theatre in London and LAByrinth Theater Company (Dolphins and Sharks). He’s a member of Harlem’s Emerging Black Playwrights Group, a 2014-2015 Dramatists Guild Fellow, a 2015-2016 The Playwrights Center’s Many Voices Fellow, a 2016-2017 Ars Nova Play Group Resident, a 2016 Working Farm Playwrights Group Resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm, a 2016 Theatre Masters Visionary Playwrights Award recipient and is currently a Playwriting Fellow at The Juilliard School. Upcoming Productions include Dolphins and Sharks at LAByrinth Theater Company and Some Old Black Man at Berkshire Playwrights Lab, starring Tony Award winner Roger Robinson and Peter Jay Fernandez.