Myxolydia Tyler

Theatre

Fannie Lou Hamer "All The Way"
Fannie Lou Hamer "All The Way"

"Most prominent of all the women on stage is Myxolydia Tyler who, as Coretta Scott King, must endure one of J. Edgar Hoover's dirtiest tricks. But her larger role is as another woman of recent history you may have forgotten, Fannie Lou Hamer, tortured in jail (also in Mississippi) for registering black voters. Like Mr. Barnett's, her outrage may seem impertinent to powerful whites, but it couldn't be more urgent or important, even today." ST. Louis Richard Green

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Vermont Stage's The Mountaintop.
Vermont Stage's The Mountaintop.

"Tyler imbues Camae with an exciting undercurrent of electricity, so that her silliness and sass always seem to have a purpose." Seven Days: Nicole Higgins DeSmet

... the motel’s maid Camae (Myxolydia Tyler). Tyler portrays a lively vibrant woman with a headstrong sense of empowerment that is riveting and captures the audience’s attention. Her facial expressions express her star-struck awe of preacher King while tempering it with a humbled appreciation of his work... -Amanda Gunther DC Metro Theatre Arts (2013)

Tyler makes it equally clear that the English language coming out of her mouth and the body language emanating from her wriggling hips are purely spontaneous— It’s not easy for an actress who has memorized an entire script’s worth of lines to make them sound ad-libbed, but Tyler does just that. -Geoffrey Himes City Paper (2013)

Myxolydia Tyler jumps into the role of Camae with hips blazing and deep-fried Southern accent drippin’. -Tim Smith Baltimore Sun (2013)

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Camae’s irreverently funny side is a key element in the play, and Tyler makes it register. — the actress is just as keenly attentive to tone and nuance. -Tim Smith Baltimore Sun(2013)

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Camae

Walter Lee's saucy sister Beneatha, played with sharp spirit by Myxolydia Tyler... -Karen Martin InArkansas.com (2011)

Beneatha and Asagai
Beneatha and Asagai

...Beneatha, played energetically by Myxolydia Tyler has her own aspirations...meanwhile, she has to sort out a couple of young men who are making no secret of their attraction to her. -Jack W. Hill Arkansas Democrat Gazette (2011)

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...This is an emotional play that puts its sharply delineated characters through the wringer-as Beneatha Younger (played my Myxolydia Tyler) wails at one point, "Is ther no bottom?" -Werner Trieschmann Arkansas Times (2011)

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Beneatha

...Tyler captured the dichotomy of this young woman who is on the cusp of adulthood and fluctuated between maturity and childishness. -Werner Trieschmann Arkansas Times (2011)