Tyee Tilghman

Tyee Tilghman is an actor, filmmaker, and teaching artist.  He is a lover of language. Artistic voices ranging from the classical brilliance of Shakespeare, the earthy undertones of Zora Neale Hurston, the quick wit of Aaron Sorkin, and the strength of street knowledge demonstrated in the lyrical calculus of Black Thought, are the fuel that feeds his passion to create. Mr. Tilghman holds an MFA in acting from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and a BFA in Drama from West Virginia University.

He created the workshop, Demystifying Shakespeare, for professional actors in Los Angeles, to “take the fear out of Shakespeare.” Tyee also has experience teaching for Identity School of Acting: Los Angeles, Denver Center Theatre Academy, Living History & Neighborhood Bridges (also through DCTA), A Noise Within, P.S. Arts, B.R.I.D.G.E. Theater Project, City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts, and InterAct Story Theatre. His film & TV credits include Baskets (FX), Party of Five (FreeFormTV), A Mother Knows Worst (Lifetime), Criminal Minds (CBS), I’m Dying Up Here (Showtime), and American Nightmares. Tyee has been a stage actor for 18 years, and was most recently seen as George Page in Merry Wives of Windsor (Folger Library). Other select theatre credits include Our Very Own Carlin McCullough (Geffen Playhouse), Skeleton Crew (Studio Theatre), Gem of the Ocean & Fences (Marin Theatre Company), Spunk! & The Winter’s Tale (California Shakespeare Theatre), A Raisin in the Sun (DCPA), Three Sisters (Chautauqua Theatre Company).

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