Artist Profiles

Tyrone Phillips

Tyrone Phillips is the founding Artistic Director of Definition Theatre Company and Artistic Assistant at Writers Theatre. Named one of Chris Jones’ “Hot New Faces of 2015” he is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Directing credits include Byhalia, Mississippi (co-production The New Colony), Dutchman (Definition Theatre Company) and Amuze Bash (Pavement Group). Acting credits include A Doll’s House, Genesis, The Brothers’ Size (Definition Theatre Company); George Orwell’s 1984 (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Stick Fly (Windy City Playhouse) West Side Story (Assembly Hall); Speech and Debate (Station Theatre); Assassins, A Christmas Carol, A Raisin in the Sun, understudying The Mountaintop, understudying Clybourne Park (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); and Saturday Night/Sunday Morning (Prologue Theatre Company); in the Steppenwolf Garage. Tyrone studied abroad at Shakespeare’s Globe and served as an artistic intern at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.