Tyler Eglen

Tyler Eglen with mustache.
Tyler Eglen with mustache.
Tyler Eglen without mustache.
Tyler Eglen without mustache.

Tyler Eglen is a gifted young actor who burst onto the Valley stage in the early 2000s. He is multifaceted – actor, educator, fight choreographer, interactive media designer and “tinkerer.”

“I thrive at the very exciting junction of Science and Art,” he says.

When he is not on stage, Tyler can be found at the Arizona Science Center, designing new exhibits and activities. He also can be seen on Fox 10 News every Saturday morning (7:45ish), where he hosts a Science Saturday segment with his friends from the center.

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Tyler Eglen without glasses.
Tyler Eglen with glasses.
Tyler Eglen with glasses.

For an appreciation of Tyler and other actors, written by Kyle Lawson after seeing Good People at Actors Theatre, go HERE

EDUCATION:

  • M.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Arizona State University in 2014.
  • Certificate in Medical Writing and Editing from the University of Chicago in 2009.
  • B.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience Psychology from Purdue University in 2008.

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CREDITS

2014. Orange Theatre. “BLOOD WEDDING”

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2014  “THE BOOK CLUB PLAY”  Actors Theatre.

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2014  “THE COTTAGE”  Actors Theatre.

Tyler Eglen, Angelica Howland, Joseph Kremer and Maren Maclean in "The Cottage," Summer, 2014. (Photo by John Groseclose)
Tyler Eglen, Angelica Howland, Joseph Kremer and Maren Maclean in “The Cottage,” Summer, 2014. (Photo by John Groseclose)
Backstage with Tyler Eglen, Alexis Aisha Green, Maren Maclean, Ian Christiansen, Angelica Howland and Joseph Kremer. (Photo courtesy of Maren Maclean)
Backstage with Tyler Eglen, Alexis Aisha Green, Maren Maclean, Ian Christiansen, Angelica Howland and Joseph Kremer. (Photo courtesy of Maren Maclean)

2014 “GOOD PEOPLE”  Actors Theatre.

Katie McFadzen and Tyler Eglen in "Good People" at Actors Theatre, May 2014. (Photo by John Groseclose)
Katie McFadzen and Tyler Eglen in “Good People” at Actors Theatre, May 2014. (Photo by John Groseclose)

Tyler Eglen on Good People:  Listening to the show each night I hear different things, and what stuck out to me this past week was the play between choice and luck. We can all look at our position in life and try and determine what parts choice and luck played within it. It’s as if you could take every event in your life and put in on a Venn diagram with only those two options of choice and luck. And I think if you did that for our characters in the play you would have some vastly different looking diagrams.

Abaire positions two of his main characters, Margaret and Mike, at polar opposites on a class spectrum, but they still share a lot in common. How did it happen? Margaret blames luck, and Mike argues for choice. Who’s to say what actually brought them to their current situations? Even if one of them was right (which is not an easy distinction to make) would it change anything for them? Tangibly: No, I don’t think so. But for their outlook on life: absolutely.

And it’s this outlook, this vantage point that I think the play does such a great job of bringing attention to. Because there are characters from different races, socio-economic status, religion, physical ability, etc. we as the audience are privileged to see the interplay between these divisions. And by representing (or at least mentioning) so many different positions within this community we might be able to see a bit of ourselves in one of these characters and relate to them. And even if you don’t find yourself in one of these people, you still might become a little bit more aware of how luck and choice have lead you to where you are, and how you as a free-thinker get to decide how that affects you.

2014  “NATION”  ASU Galvin Theatre

Tyler Eglen in "Nation," ASU Galvin Theatre, 2014
Tyler Eglen in “Nation,” ASU Galvin Theatre, 2014. (Photo credit unknown)

2014. “SAMSARA”

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2014   “H2O”

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2013  “THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF ESCHER”

2013  “AFTERNOON DELIGHT”

Tyler Eglen in "Afternoon Delight," 2013. (Photo credit unknown)
Tyler Eglen in “Afternoon Delight,” 2013. (Photo credit unknown)

2013  “EMMA”  Arizona Theatre Company

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2013  “THE ECHO PROJECT”

Tyler Eglen in "The Echo Project." (Photo Credit Unknown)
Tyler Eglen in “The Echo Project.” (Photo Credit Unknown)

2012  “WOLVES”  Stray Cat Theatre.

For the New Times review, go HERE

Tyler Eglen and Yolanda London in Stray Cat Theatre's 2012 production of "Wolves." (Photo Credit Unknown)
Tyler Eglen and Yolanda London in Stray Cat Theatre’s 2012 production of “Wolves.” (Photo by John Groseclose)
Tyler Eglen in "Wolves," 2012, Stray Cat Theatre. (Photo by John Groseclose)
Tyler Eglen in “Wolves,” 2012, Stray Cat Theatre. (Photo by John Groseclose)
Adam Pinti (left), Sam Wilkes and Tyler Eglen In Stray Cat Theatre's Wolves. (Photo by John Groseclose)
Adam Pinti (left), Sam Wilkes and Tyler Eglen
In Stray Cat Theatre’s Wolves. (Photo by John Groseclose)

2012  “POVV”  ASU Main Stage.

Tyler Eglen in "POVV." (Photo credit unknown)
Tyler Eglen and unidentified actress in “POVV.” (Photo credit unknown)

2012  “THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT”  Stray Cat Theatre.

Damon Dering and Tyler Eglen in "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot," 2012, Stray Cat Theatre. (Photo by John Groseclose)
Damon Dering and Tyler Eglen in “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” 2012, Stray Cat Theatre. (Photo by John Groseclose)
Louis Farber (in background), Meg Sullivan (standing), and Andrea Morales (in chair) watch, from left, Marcelino Quiñonez and Tyler Eglen in memory, in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. (Photo by John Groseclose)
Louis Farber (in background), Meg Sullivan (standing), and Andrea Morales (in chair) watch, from left, Marcelino Quiñonez and Tyler Eglen in memory, in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. (Photo by John Groseclose)

2011  “THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO”  Indianapolis Civic Theatre

Tyler Eglen in "The Last Night of Ballyhoo"
Tyler Eglen in “The Last Night of Ballyhoo”

2011  “PYGMALION”  Garfield Shakespeare Company

Tyler Eglen as Henry Higgins in George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion."
Tyler Eglen as Henry Higgins in George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion.”

2010  “DOROTHY RETURNS”  Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Tyler Eglen as the Scarecrow in "Dorothy Returns," 2010, Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
Tyler Eglen as the Scarecrow in “Dorothy Returns,” 2010, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

2009  “THE ODYSSEY”  Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

Tyler Eglen in "The Odyssey," an adaptation from the work of Homer.
Tyler Eglen in “The Odyssey,” an adaptation from the work of Homer.

2008  “TIMON OF ATHENS”  Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

Tyler Eglen in "Timon of Athens"
Tyler Eglen in “Timon of Athens”

2008  “THE UNDERPANTS”  Purdue University

Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Acting

RESUME

Tyler Eglen's Resume
Tyler Eglen’s Resume