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Sean Tyler is a playwright and theatermaker.

Sean is Resident Playwright with Godlight Theatre Company (New York City), co-founder of theplaygroup (UK), Founder/Artistic Director of Hidden Compartment (UK/US) as well as a freelance playwright and theatremaker.

He is an experienced workshop leader, creating and running workshops for adult writers and young people.

Click on the titles of the plays on the left for further details.

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April 23, 2015

Godlight Theatre Company's production of James Dickey's Deliverance adapted by Sean Tyler and directed by Joe Tantalo has been nominated for no less than FOUR Drama Desk Awards:

Joe Tantalo
Outstanding Director of a Play

Bryce Hodgson & Danny Blackburn
Outstanding Music in a Play

Maruti Evans
Outstanding Lighting Design

Ien DeNio
Outstanding Sound Design in a Play

Congratulations to the nominees and to everyone involved in the production at 59E59 Theaters last fall. The results will be announced at a ceremony at New York's Town Hall on May 31.



October 31, 2014

The reviews are in! Here is a selection of what the critics are saying about James Dickey's Deliverance adapted by Sean Tyler for Godlight Theatre Company, currently playing at 59E59 Theaters NYC through November 9:

"Sean Tyler's adaptation is both gripping and image filled... a brilliantly harrowing stage adaptation... Godlight Theatre Company's adaptation of Deliverance grabs the audience by the throat and never lets go till after the final curtain" (The Epoch Times)

"Tyler's language is lean and taut as a tripwire; this is an exceptionally fine adaptation... Tyler's text moves with admirable speed... the narrative pulls you along through one ghastly encounter after another, leaving you both eager and fearful to find out what happens next... do not underestimate the talents of director Joe Tantalo and his colleagues at Godlight" (Lighting and Sound America)

"Starting with a premise that sounds almost impossible to capture convincingly onstage this production, directed by Joe Tantalo,... succeeds with astonishing virtuosity, evoking every twist in the river and the plot as surely as if it were being performed on location... a nightmare thriller... taut and suggestive" (The New Yorker)

"Sean Tyler's stage adaptation... is simultaneously brutal and subtle, full of naked emotion and honest humanity... he expertly highlights the characters' intricate relationships and tragic flaws while challenging the audience to become emotional participants in their journey... a brave, cohesive and adventurous piece of theatre, the likes rarely seen in New York, and one not to be missed." (Stagebuddy)

"Joe Tantalo directs it tautly, and the men perform it forcefully" (New York Times)

"Deliverance proves the power of ingenious stagecraft... amazing how much pulse-quickening suspense ingenious director Joe Tantalo and his excellent cast create" (The New York Post)

"A theatrically inventive retelling... Sean Tyler has written a tight, fast-moving script... the play Deliverance captures subtle elements of character that the film does not by the end, we feel as though we've been on a strange trip, not through the vast wilderness but into a man's heart of darkness - and perhaps our own" (Theatermania)

"Godlight Theatre Company has mounted a most ingenious adaptation by Sean Tyler... this 90-minute, intermissionless dramatization packs a good deal of atmosphere, suspense, and excitement, as tautly paced by director Joe Tantalo... such is the power of theater and good storytelling"  (Forbes on Film and Footlights)

"A well-carved adaptation by Sean Tyler... and the masterly direction of Joe Tantalo" (Curtain Up)

"Expect to be chilled to the bone this thrilling, unique theatrical experience" (This Week In New York)

"The acting is remarkable" (Flavorpill)

"The piece is unflinchingly violent... packed with sweeping outdoor action sequences... director Joe Tantalo and a seven actor ensemble make it gripping and often truly shocking... intensely suspenseful, sometimes crazily tense" (NY Theater Now)

"Joe Tantalo has vibrantly directed playwright Sean Tyler's excellently constructed, concise script... this outstanding cast of seven is all perfectly in sync with each other and are a true ensemble of the highest calibre the highly successful artistic collaboration of all the creative talents involved makes this Deliverance a boldly striking work of uniquely theatrical storytelling" (Theaterscene)

"Director Joe Tantalo cleverly and poetically winds and weaves these seven men through the mist and darkness of Deliverance does not skimp on thriller hair-raising moments as the fine ensemble of seven actors bring the story to life a terrifying 90 minutes an intensely chilling scene" (Theater Pizzazz)

"the escalating chapters of Tyler's plotting... nimbly transfers Dickey's narration into dialogue" (Garden State Journal)

"an unusual and earthy adaptation... the latest foray into the unstageable-turned-credible for the award-winning Godlight Theatre Company, proves to further this Off Broadway troupe's knack for challenging the boundaries of adaptation" (Entertainment Weekly)

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October 31, 2014

59E59 Theaters E:Blog
Chatting at the E:Bar with Deliverance playwright Sean Tyler

Click on this link to read the interview.

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October 14, 2014

Stagebuddy.com interview with Sean Tyler on his adaptation of James Dickey's Deliverance for Godlight Theatre Company:

Click on this link to read the interview by Karen Elliott:
Playwright Sean Tyler Brings Deliverance to 59E59th

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October 2, 2014

New York Times
feature on Godlight Theatre Company's production of Sean Tyler's adaptation of James Dickey's Deliverance:

Click on this link to read the feature by Neil Genzlinger:
Journey of the Soul, in a Small Space
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August 8, 2014

Click on this link to read the Classicalite Q&A with Joe Tantalo, Artistic Director of Godlight Theatre Company and director of the first ever stage adaptation of James Dickey's Deliverance, script by Sean Tyler.

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On October 10 to November 9, 2014 in New York City

Godlight Theatre Company present

JAMES DICKEY'S DELIVERANCE
based on his acclaimed novel

adapted by SEAN TYLER
directed by JOE TANTALO

Drama Desk Award Winner Godlight Theatre Company celebrates its 20th Anniversary at 59E59 Theaters this fall with the world premiere stage adaptation of James Dickey's novel DELIVERANCE. This production is a heart stopping tour de force as a mildly adventurous canoe trip explodes into a nightmare of horror and murder. Men stalk and are stalked by other men and the treacherous river becomes a graveyard for those without the strength or the luck to survive.

The cast will feature: Nick Paglino, Gregory Konow, Sean Tant, Jason Bragg Stanley, Bryce Hodgson and Eddie Dunn

WORLD PREMIERE

59E59 THEATERS

59 East 59th Street
New York, New York 10022

www.59e59.org

The Drama Desk Award-winning 59E59 Theaters is the number one off-Broadway destination in New York City. In the heart of Midtown, just east of Central Park, 59E59 Theaters is a spectacular modern theater complex with three stages and a lively bar.

Light and Set Design by Maruti Evans (Drama Desk Award Winner and multiple Drama Desk Award Nominee)
Sound Design by Ien DeNio (Drama Desk Award Nominee)
Fight Direction by Rick Sordelet
Costume Design by Orli Nativ
Original Music by Bryce Hodgson and Danny Blackburn
Produced by Corey Pearlstein, Tiffani Gavin and Michael Shimkin

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In October/November 2014

Check back soon for some very exciting news about a big event in New York City this Fall...

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On November 18, 2013 in Portsmouth, UK at 6pm

The Business of Writing
Sean will be giving a talk as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The event takes place at ASPEX, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3BF, UK. Click here to register.

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On November 10, 2013 in Southampton, UK at 3pm

Southampton Film Week

Al Pacino
a short film by Sean Tyler

featuring Andrea Bensussen
and Lachezar Nikolov

has been shortlisted in SFW:Shorts2013. 'Al Pacino' will be screened alongside the other shortlisted films at Sonar Cinema, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YN at 3pm on Sunday, November 10.    The screening will be followed by judging and prizegiving.

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On September 21, 2013 in Newport, Isle of Wight, UK at 2pm

Isle of Wight Writer Squad
Sean will be leading the first meeting in a year long development programme for young writers aged 13 to 17 at Quay Arts in association with New Writing South. To join the Squad email debo@newwritingsouth.com

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On July 8, 2013 in Hedge End, Hampshire, UK at 7pm

Location, Location, Location
Sean will be leading a creative writing workshop, exploring how a strong sense of place can inspire and enhance your writing.

This workshop will take place during the regular monthly Hampshire Writer Hub monthly meeting at The Berry Theatre and all local writers are welcome. The Hampshire Writer Hub is supported by The Berry Theatre and New Writing South. Free to members of New Writing South or £5 on the door.

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On July 6, 2013 in Hedge End, Hampshire, UK at 11am

Hubbub in the Library
Sean will be disturbing the peace in Hedge End Library when he takes part in Hubbub in the Library, a pop-up spoken word event written and performed by members of the Hampshire Writer Hub. Sean's ensemble performance piece 'In the beginning...' will open the proceedings. All welcome. Free admission.

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On July 2, 2013 in Newport, Isle of Wight, UK at 3:30pm

Calling all young writers (and aspiring writers) aged 13 to 17 on the Isle of Wight
Sean will be leading a selection event for the forthcoming Isle of Wight Writer Squad at Quay Arts, Sea Street, Newport, Isle of Wight OP30 5BD, UK. The Writer Squad is New Writing South's flagship project that spans the south-east of England and supports the development of young writers.

Regular monthly meetings will begin at Quay Arts on Saturday, September 21 at 2pm.

To apply to be a member of the Squad please send a short piece of writing (up to 500 words) in any genre, inspired by the theme 'Lunch', to: debo@newwritingsouth.com

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On June 10, 2013 in Hedge End, Hampshire, UK at 7pm

Lyricism
Sean will be leading a creative writing workshop exploring ways to bring more lyricism into your writing. This workshop will take place during the regular monthly Hampshire Writer Hub monthly meeting at The Berry Theatre and all local writers are welcome. The Hampshire Writer Hub is supported by The Berry Theatre and New Writing South. Free to members of New Writing South or £5 on the door.

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On April 8, 2013 in Hedge End, Hampshire, UK at 7pm

Characterisation
Sean will be leading a creative writing workshop exploring how to create captivating characters. This workshop will take place during the regular monthly Hampshire Writer Hub monthly meeting at The Berry Theatre and all local writers are welcome. The Hampshire Writer Hub is supported by The Berry Theatre and New Writing South. Free to members of New Writing South or £5 on the door.

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On November 12, 2012 in Hedge End, Hampshire, UK at 7pm

NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month
Sean will be leading a workshop incorporating exercises in novel writing in recognition that November is NaNoWriMo. This workshop will take place during the regular monthly Hampshire Writer Hub monthly meeting at The Berry Theatre and all local writers are welcome. The Hampshire Writer Hub is supported by The Berry Theatre and New Writing South. Free to members of New Writing South or £5 on the door.

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On October 8, 2012 in Hedge End, Hampshire, UK at 7pm

Flash Fiction Sean will be leading a creative writing workshop in Flash Fiction. This workshop will take place during the regular monthly Hampshire Writer Hub monthly meeting at The Berry Theatre and all local writers are welcome. The Hampshire Writer Hub is supported by The Berry Theatre and New Writing South. Free to members of New Writing South or £5 on the door.

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On July 9, 2012 in Hedge End, Hampshire UK at 7pm

Hampshire Writer Hub presents Hubbub
An eclectic selection of new writing

including
Al Pacino a short film by Sean Tyler
featuring Andrea Bensussen and Lachezar Nikolov

The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane, Hedge End,
Southampton SO30 4EJ, England UK

Tickets £5 on the door or in advance from the
Box Office telephone: +44 (0)1489 799499
www.theberrytheatre.co.uk

Click here for more details.



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On February 15 and 16, 2012 in Farnham, UK at 7:30pm

The Disappearing Disease, Sean's newest play, is being presented as part of the EAT THEATRE season in the Riverside Cafe Bar at Farnham Maltings, Bridge Sqaure, Farnham, UK GU9 7QR.

It's a black comedy about two childhood friends whose relationship is put to the test in adult life when Will asks Adam to fulfill a pact they made when they were eight years old.

The cast will feature:
Jeremy Joyce as Adam and
Jake Tindle as Will

The play is directed by Joe Douglas.

Tickets are £12 each and include a bowl of soup and a roll. The Cafe Bar is open from 6:30pm for soup and drinks.

UPDATE: Tickets for February 15 have now SOLD OUT.
There are just a few tickets left for February 16.
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January, February and March 2012 in Farnham, UK

theplaygroup, a writer-led theatre project created by Sean together with Matthew Wilkie and Mark Hewitt, will present a season of delicious new plays in the EAT THEATRE season at Farnham Maltings.



January 18-19: Trail of the Farnham Flyer by Matthew Wilkie

February 15-16: The Disappearing Disease by Sean Tyler

March 14-15: The Fantasy Revenge Club by Mark C Hewitt

Tickets: £12 each, including a bowl of hearty soup
Or £30 for the whole season of three plays

Tickets available online here.
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On December 2 2011 in Nyack, NY at 8pm

The Heroism
of Failure
, Sean's new play inspired by the life and work of the American painter Edward Hopper, will be presented as a staged reading at the artist's birthplace, the Edward Hopper House Art Centre in Nyack, New York.

The cast will feature: William J Growney as The Narrator, Lawrence Jansen as The Man, Erin Wheelock as The Woman.

Like a painting by Edward Hopper each scene in the play tells its own story.
A man in an office, staring out of the window.
A woman in a cafeteria, contemplating her empty coffee cup.
A man and a woman together in a room, not talking.
These characters might be any ordinary man or woman...
They might be you and me.
Or they might be Edward and Jo Hopper.
Together the scenes grow to tell the stories of our everyday lives...

Tickets: $10 here or call 845 358 0774
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On October 3, 2011 in Hedge End, Hampshire, UK at 7:30pm

Office at Night, a scene from Sean's new play inspired by the life and work of Edward Hopper, will be performed as part of the Page to Stage event at The Berry Theatre.

This will be the first time that any piece of Sean's work has been performed in his home town!

Tickets: £3
Telephone: +44 (0)1489 799499
Online: www.theberrytheatre.co.uk

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August 2011

Sean is pleased to announce that he's been appointed as the Associate for the New Writing South Writer Squad. Working in partnership with The Berry Theatre, Hedge End, the squad is for young aspiring writers aged 13-17 in the region and will launch in September 2011.

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On June 10, 2011

Sean will fly to the English Lake District to research the roots of the legendary Stan Laurel for a forthcoming play.

Sean is grateful to New Writing South for a New Buds Awards bursary, which has made this possible.

More news to follow in due course...

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On June 8, 2011 in Hedge End, Southampton, UK at 7pm

Sean will host the next meeting of The Writer Hub at The Berry Theatre.

To book a place and for further information please email Sean at: hampshirehub@newwritingsouth.com

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On May 14, 2011 in Farnham, UK at 2:00pm

Ahead of a performance this coming Fall at
The Edward Hopper House Art Centre (Nyack, New York) of Sean's conceptual play about the life and work of the American painter Edward Hopper, there will be a short work-in-progress presentation of one scene from the play, Sunlight in a Cafeteria, at Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, UK.

The cast will feature:
Man - Burton Asher
Woman - Melina Xenaki

Presented as part of farnham spring festival

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On May 4, 2011 in Hedge End, Southampton, UK at 7pm

The second meeting of The Writer Hub at The Berry Theatre.

To book a place and for further information please email: hampshirehub@newwritingsouth.com

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On April 6, 2011 in Hedge End, Southampton, UK at 7pm.

Sean Tyler will host the inaugural meeting of The Writer Hub at The Berry Theatre. The Hub offers the chance to informally meet with other writers, to listen to and meet with guest writers and to curate or take part in new writing events.  The launch coincides with the opening week of the brand new Berry Theatre, a state-of-the-art 312-seat venue.  The Hub is supported by New Writing South and The Berry Theatre.

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On December 9, 2010 in Brooklyn, New York at 7pm

Godlight Theatre Company present a work-in-progress performance of

Lee Stringer's Grand Central Winter
adapted by Sean Tyler

Godlight Theatre Company will be developing two world premiere stage adaptations at Kingsborough Performing Arts Center this season - Grand Central Winter, Lee Stringer's autobiographical tale of life as a homeless "resident" of Grand Central Station and the multi-award winning, magical and gleefully macabre The Pilo Family Circus by Australian Author Will Elliott.  Artistic Director Joe Tantalo will lead an open rehearsal with excerpts from these two off-Broadway bound premieres.

Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11235   Telephone: 718.368.5596

Tickets are free, available here.
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Click here for a review of the November 11 performance of Lee Stringer's Grand Central Winter adapted by Sean Tyler.

Click here for an interview with Lee Stringer in advance of the November 11 performance.
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On November 11, 2010 in Mamaroneck, New York at 8pm

Emelin Theatre Insights & Revelations Performance Series

Godlight Theatre Company present a work-in-progress performance of

Lee Stringer's
Grand Central Winter
adapted by Sean Tyler

Grand Central Winter
tells Lee Stringer's incredible true-life story of being drug-addicted and homeless, surviving on the streets of New York City.  Rich with acts of kindness, humor, and heroism amid violence and desperation, Grand Central Winter offers a touching portrait of our shared humanity.

The cast will feature: Sean Phillips as Young Lee, Willie Glenn as Old Lee, Katherine Boynton, Tara Jean Conway, William J Growney, Adam Kee, Gregory Konow, Ryan O'Callaghan, Nick Paglino, Lauren Schacher, Michael Shimkin and Erin Wheelock.

Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck,
New York 10543   Telephone: 914.698.0098
www.emelin.org
Tickets $25

Get an inside look at the creative process by witnessing sneak previews, open rehearsals and great new works in process before they land off-Broadway.  Participate in post-show discussions with the artists and mingle with them at a reception following each performance!
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August 2010
Sean is in New York City right now, working on his latest writing project. Check back soon for details of an upcoming event in Westchester County, New York in November 2010. Or sign up here to be sure to receive details as soon as they're confirmed.                    _____________________________________

May 2010
Excerpts from Sean's play Waiting on the Z Train have been published in the first edition of the new literary e-zine Minus 9 Squared, together with the photo Sean took in NYC in January 2005 that inspired the play.  Click HERE to view the publication online. _____________________________________

On May 8, 2010 in Farnham, UK at 2pm to 4pm
Farnham Playwrights' Collective present

Five Minute Theatre  Four new short plays including a new piece by Sean Tyler.

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On June 10, 2009 on Watch TV             (Sky Channel 109, Virgin TV 124)         6pm BST (UK)

Sean will be appearing on
Richard and Judy to review one of their new Summer Read selections:
The Great Lover by Jill Dawson.

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On May 4, 2009 in Edinburgh, UK
at 8pm

Room 1336 a short monologue by Sean Tyler will be included in the Words, Words, Words event at The Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2ED (telephone 0044 (0)131 228 1404)
Free admission

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On May 9, 2009 in Farnham, UK at 3pm
Farnham Playwrights' Collective present
Lonely Spaces including

Less a durational performance by Sean Tyler

Performed as part of Farnham Creates Festival at Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey UK. Wander around The Maltings between 3pm and 4:30pm and you may, or may not, chance across one of the durational performances.
For the short performances, meet near the main reception desk at 3pm, 3:30pm and 4pm



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On January 24, 2009 in Brighton, UK at 4:30pm
CineStage presents work-in-progress scratch performances of six new works exploring the links between stage and screen.  Including a new piece by Sean Tyler.
Nightingale Theatre, 29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PA, UK (above the Grand Central Bar, beside Brighton Train Station).

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On January 17, 2009 in Farnham, UK at 6:30pm
malt(ings) extr-acts:    Farnham Playwrights' Collective presents work-in-progress extracts from five new plays, including Psychological Interventions in Early Psychosis by Sean Tyler.  Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey UK. Admission free (rsvp to sean@seantyler.org)



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On September 27, 2008 in London at 7:30pm
Lost Theatre Company present The 5 Minute Festival
In an age when no-one has any time Lost Theatre challenges the freshest new theatrical talent to explode onstage in 300 seconds.
Ten new plays, including Room 1336 by Sean Tyler.

A man. Alone in his hotel room. The phone rings. He answers it. No-one speaks. Why doesn't the woman on the other end of the line respond? Why can't she respond?

Directed by Francesca Seeley.  The cast will feature: Nigel Mattison as the Man. 1968 Productions.

"Tautly written and tensely performed... the tension and interest is kept throughout..." 5 Minute Festival panels

Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, London W4 1LW
Tickets: www.tabardtheatre.co.uk  0844 847 2264

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On May 10, 2008 in Farnham, UK at 7.15pm
Farnham Playwrights' Collective present five new, short and diverse monologues from works-in-progress, extracts from longer plays and self-contained pieces, including The Simple Act of Breathing by Rachel Barnett, Countdown by Heather Dunmore, The Reviewer by Matthew Wilkie, Two Kinds of Bee by Rita Wheeler and Room 1336 by Sean Tyler.  Part of the Farnham Creates arts festival at Farnham Maltings.

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On March 25 to 30, 2008 in London, UK at 7:30pm
(4pm on Sunday)      First Draft Theatre  presents



at Greenwich Playhouse, Greenwich Station Forecourt, 189 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8JA (Phone 020 8858 9256)

Everyone has read stories of the rich and famous...  has seen glossy pictures in Hello and OK...  But what if that was the only way to find out what your son was up to, what your twin sister was doing now?  What if they had gone in search of fame?  Would you ever have the chance to reconnect with them?  Or are they lost forever, their heads in the clouds and their minds in the stars?

Directed by Francesca Seeley.  The cast will feature: Ruth James as Jane, Nigel Mattison as Carl, Aisha Karr as Hope and Catherine Rowntree as Ruth.

Tickets: 020 8858 9256 or boxoffice@galleontheatre.co.uk

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On March 29, 2008 in Brighton, UK at 3:30pm
The Bite-Size International 10-Minute Playwriting Competition Finalists - Call off the Search by Sean Tyler is being performed as a public reading



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On December 17, 2007 in London, UK at 7:30pm
Mokita Productions present a new rehearsed reading of

Waiting on the Z Train by Sean Tyler

At The White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road

"The city bulbs gently illuminate the belly of the cloud, which, from underneath, appears as a soft cotton sheet draped carefully over the intricate structures that surround us. We are captured within our own city."

Columbus never leaves New York City; he walks Manhattan at night, seeing things that no-one else sees, experiencing a world that no-one else knows, but still trapped by the confines of the city. Until the day his sister re-enters his life, and introduces him to life not just outside Manhattan, but an entire world away.

Waiting on the Z Train is a sensitive portrayal of destructive revelations, lies uncovered and family relationships rebuilt.

Directed by Emily Agnew.



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On October 9 to 27, 2007 in London, UK at 7:30pm                Room for Pudding Theatre Company  presents a double bill  at Camden People's Theatre

I met this girl... by Sean Tyler  and                    Something Borrowed by Victoria Taylor Roberts

This vibrant company of young theatrical collaborators present two remarkable new plays that have been workshopped in conjunction with two of the country's most exciting new writers.         

I met this girl... by Sean Tyler                              Interweaving relationships, missed opportunities and rash actions - these all collide to force four characters into a drastic reconsideration of their own lives and their perceptions of those around them.

Directed by Lauren Graham. The cast will feature: Max Davis as Larry, Catherine Eccles as Krystal, David McGroarty as Evan and Cheska Moon as Libbee.              Go to Ticketweb online for tickets. ________________________________________

On May 12, 2007 in Farnham, UK:                           Farnham Maltings Festival (11am to 11pm) An enticing mix of live music, dance, theatre, workshops, experimental work, real ale and more...  including at 1:30pm in South Wing:    Two Short Plays on Happiness - Helena Bell, Artistic Director of Pursued by a Bear Producions, works with local writers Matthew Wilkie and Sean Tyler on workshopping two new plays. The session will provide an insight into the process of getting new work on to the stage and will culminate in scratch performances.                                            Sunday in the Park with Frank by Matthew Wilkie             Call off the Search by Sean Tyler                          ___________________________________

On April 24, 2007 in London, UK:                                   Room for Pudding Theatre Company present a script reading evening featuring excerpts from new plays, including:            I met this girl... by Sean Tyler                                       The Tristan Bates Theatre at The Actors' Centre, Tower Street, Covent Garden (Telephone: 020 7240 6283) at 7pm   The event is free to attend, please reserve places in advance by emailing: roomforpudding@hotmail.co.uk    ________________________________________

On April 16 & April 18, 2007 in London, UK:    North West London Equity and The Writers' Guild of Great Britain combine to present the best of new British playwriting:                                  A rehearsed play reading of                    Waiting on the Z Train by Sean Tyler      Directed by Keith Francis 

New York City. Mid-December 2004. A young man refuses to leave his apartment by daylight. Everything necessary for human life is there, including take-out pizzas and Martin Scorsese DVDs. Then his sister invites him to Coney Island... and beyond.

Monday, April 16 at 8pm                                      Pentameters Theatre, The Horseshoe Pub, 28 Heath Street, Hampstead NW3 6TE (entrance Oriel Place)                      Box Office: 020 7435 3648                                             £7 (£5 concessions/Equity members)

Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30pm                                     The Writers' Guild of Great Britain, 15 Britannia Street,      Kings Cross, London WC1X 9JN                                    Telephone: 020 7833 0777                                             £8 to include a glass of wine (£6 Guild and Equity members)  

Sean will be conducting a Q&A session after each performance.   ______________________________________

On February 18 to 20, 2007 in London, UK:                          First Draft Theatre present three new plays, including:

Sheep/Wolf, a new play by Sean Tyler                                  “If anyone knows anything regarding the whereabouts of my son, even the smallest piece of information, I beg you, please come forward to the police.  He's just a young and innocent boy.  I would do anything to have him back home with me.”

Directed by David Trevaskis. The cast will feature: Oliver Scofield as Jasper, Vikki Virgo as Greer, Sue Broberg as Leona and Shaun Nethercott as Burton.

Also presenting: Ramblin' Man by William Drew and Thick Blood, Loose Love by Rea Johnston.

Sunday 18th - King's Head Theatre, Islington @ 7:30          Monday 19th - The Bedford, Balham @ 7:30                     Tuesday 20th - Inn on the Green, Portobello Road @ 7:30    Tickets: Online, phone 07960 010209 or on the door.      


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The newly published booklet Nine short plays about happiness, which includes Call off the Search by Sean Tyler, is now available to purchase in person from Farnham Maltings or by post from New Writing South, 9 Jew Street, Brighton BN1 1UT, UK. Please send a cheque for £3.00 (which includes P&P), cheques should be made payable to New Writing South.

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On July 8, 2006                             Nine short plays on Happiness       The Nightingale Theatre, Surrey Street, Brighton, UK at 4:00pm                                                Nine slivers of plays that can be presented alone or as a group of       'B-movies', shown at conferences, in foyers, etc.  Includes                      Call off the Search by Sean Tyler                                                    Produced by Farnham Maltings and New Writing South

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On April 1 and April 2, 2006 in New York City: the award-winning and critically acclaimed Godlight Theatre Company and The Gershwin Hotel present Waiting on the Z Train by Sean Tyler. Directed by Joe Tantalo. The cast will feature: Ken King as Columbus, Gregory Konow as Hudson and Teal Wicks as Madison

Saturday, April 1 at 3:30pm - A staged reading at Theater C, 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street, Manhattan (between Park and Madison).

Sunday, April 2 at 3pm - A reading at The Gershwin Hotel, 7 East 27th Street, Manhattan (between Madison and 5th). ___________________________________________

On April 27 to April 29, 2006               I met this girl...  A two-character version of Sean's play will be performed as one of four 'Shorts' by Pitchy Breath Theatre at The Hawth Theatre, Crawley, UK.  Nightly at 7.30pm.  Go to: The Hawth Theatre for more details and to book online.  Other plays include Between Stars by Matthew Wilkie.  ___________________________________________

On March 6, 2006 - Jennifer, one of Sean's early monologues will be presented by heartonmysleevefootinmymouth for just one night on March 6 at Upstairs @ Mook Bar. 90 Notting Hill Gate, London.  It will be one of ten monologues, including The Girl With Undecided Eyes by Matthew Wilkie, being performed on the theme of Beauty.  Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm - tickets can be reserved by phoning 07969 691901.      ____________________________________________

March 1, 2006 - Sean has just arrived in New York City to start his month-long residency at the Gershwin Hotel.  Go to NYC Residency for the latest updates.                       ___________________________________________

December 2005 - Sean Tyler has just been appointed Writer in Residence at the Gershwin Hotel, New York City.  He will initially spend time there during Spring 2006, researching and developing his newest project.  Sean said: "This is a wonderful chance to fully immerse myself in the City that has always proved so inspirational in the past.  I'm honoured to have been selected by the Gershwin Hotel and I'm very excited about the opportunities this will open up for me".     Go to: GershwinHotel.com click on 'Love' and then 'Artists in Residence'.