Tyrone Brown is a Seattle-based theatre director and producer. Directing credits include POOF!, Hot Grits: A (Punk) Play On Music, Black To My Roots: African American Tales from the Head and Heart ( Fringe First Award winner at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburg, Scotland), Wreck The Airline Barrier, and Hamlet X: The Tragedy of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz. He holds a MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University, Bachelors of Arts in Theatre from Western Washington University, and is an alumni of the Drama League Directing Program in New York. He is currently the artistic director of Brownbox Theatre, a company dedicated to the creation, development, and production of re-imagined Black theater.
ARTISTIC STATEMENT The legendary Leontyne Price said it best, "art is the only thing you cannot punch a button for. You must do it the old-fashioned way. Stay up and really burn the midnight oil. There are no compromises." As a theatre director, I strive to develop, create and present thought-provoking, entertaining and socially-relevant theatre. I have worked on plays representing a variety of cultural, social and political perspectives, from intense dramas and irreverent comedies, to abstract / experimental pieces and dance-theatre. I ascribe to an ever evolving aesthetic, which at its core is made up of contradictions / tensions. As an artist, I love a creative challenge, to push the envelope when it comes to a vision, and to think outside the box as it applies to creating a work of art. As a collaborator, I believe in nurturing creative relationships. I believe in risk, in embracing our collective fears and stubbornly trusting the creative process - both in success and failure.