Tyrone Phillips Biography
At Writers Theatre: TREVOR the musical, Parade, The Mystery of Love & Sex and The MLK Project
Tyrone is the founding Artistic Director of Chicago's Definition Theatre Company and former Artistic Assistant of Writers Theatre. Named one of the Chicago Tribune's “Hot New Faces of 2015” and Newcity's “Players 2016: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago” he is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he received his BFA in Acting with honors. Directing credits include the critically-acclaimed Byhalia, Mississippi, which remounted at the Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre, Dontrell Who Kissed The Sea (Illinois Theatre), Dutchman (Definition Theatre) and Amuze Bash (Pavement Group). Acting credits include A Doll’s House, Genesis, The Brothers’ Size (Definition Theatre), King Charles III (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), George Orwell’s 1984 (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Stick Fly (Windy City Playhouse) and Saturday Night/Sunday Morning (Prologue Theatre Company). Tyrone has also studied abroad at Shakespeare’s Globe and was an emerging professional resident at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre where he worked on Assassins, A Christmas Carol, A Raisin in the Sun, The Mountaintop and Clybourne Park. Currently, Definition Theatre Company has opened the Chicago Premiere of An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is association with Goodman Theatre.
[Bio as of June 2017]