This Saturday, Tyler Rivenbark, Bernice’s playwright extraordinaire, will present you some DRAMEDY, some COMEDRAMA, some… well, it’s gonna be good, whatever it’s called.
Originally from North Carolina, Tyler Rivenbark is a graduate of the MFA program in Playwriting at Queens College where he is now a professor. His short plays, including Frogs; or How to Fail at Business, How They Played Games and Fell in Love, and Joe, have been produced with such theatre groups as Left Hip Productions, Abingdon Theatre and the Short Play Lab. His one-acts, (Silence) and Inside the Rain both premiered at Dixon Place experimental theatre. His full-length plays have had readings at The Actors Company Theatre, Playsmiths and First Foot Theatre. In 2009 he was a writer-in-residence at the Louis Armstrong Archive, a residency he now oversees. Recently he was commissioned by the Poetry Society of America to adapt the Pulitzer Prize-winning book of poems, Thomas and Beulah, for the stage. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild. When not working on plays he can be found playing music around the city: www.myspace.com/mygoodname.