Tyler Thomas is a director and choreographer, currently based in NYC. She is the current Susan Stroman Award recipient and has developed and staged work with The Vineyard Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights, Playwrights Center, Northern Stage, New Ohio Theatre, HERE Arts Center, NYMF, The Flea, NYU Tisch, UCLA, Columbia University, and Lincoln Center Education. As an associate and assistant, she has worked with directors such as Whitney White, Taibi Magar, Young Jean Lee, Lear deBessonet, Lee Sunday Evans, Niegel Smith, Jo Bonney, and the Builders Association. She is a 2050 Fellow with New York Theater Workshop, Foeller Fellow at Williamstown Theatre Festival, member of the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab, and has been a Visiting Artist at the Athens Conservatoire in Greece, and Guest Artist at UCLA and UC Santa Cruz. She is also Resident Director of The Commissary, a theater collective currently in residence with The Vineyard. She holds a BFA in Drama and MA in Arts Politics from the Tisch School of the Arts.

Tyler is from a small town outside of a small town in Louisiana that, in a way, she has never left.