Tyler Spicer is a NYC based Director for Theatre and Film. He is currently directing a workshop of LADY M, a new adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. He is also producing and directing THYUCIDIDES, a short film based on the award winning play by Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmgreen. Other Directing credits include: PharmaBro (Off-Broadway), This Gonna Be On The Test, Miss? (Tour), an immersive adaptation of Oscar Wilde's Salome, Medea Abridged (Adpt. by Tyler Spicer), and Jack and Jill (by Sarah Hammond).
Tyler co-created and directs Madame Mathieu's Soiree, a recurring avant-garde variety, which has featured and developed the work of over 30 broadway professionals and 150 emerging artists. Spicer is also a producer for the Soiree's Denovan Residencies: two six-month-long comprehensive development opportunities for emerging experimental artists.
Tyler works regularly as an assistant director for both theatre and film. Recent projects include the Eugene O'Neill Center's concert presentation of Tales of The City at Broadway's Music Box Theatre directed by Travis Greisler and DISH produced by Melodie Sisk. Other assisting includes: The View Upstairs (Dir. Scott Ebersold), PublicWork's Twelfth Night (Dir. Kwame Kwei-Armah), and Who's Your Baghdaddy? (Dir. Marshall Pailet).
Drew Fornarola and Tyler Spicer, co-artistic directors of Madame Mathieu's Soiree, announce the opening of applications for the Madame's Soiree's Denovan Residency.
The residency and accompanying grants aim to give winners the most comprehensive development opportunity in cabaret. Madame's Soiree is an avant garde variety show currently finishing its second season at the historic West Village club The Duplex.
Two artists will be selected to receive Denovan Residencies during 2018, one running January through June, the other July through September. The artists will each develop a new, one-hour show for The Duplex stage and receive a $2,000 grant to encourage their efforts.
Artists will also receive weekly rehearsal space, a fully-produced presentation of their project at the end of the residency, the opportunity to present pieces of their work in progress at three consecutive Madame's Soirees in front of one of NYC's smartest and most supportive audiences, and access to the artistic and producing resources of The Duplex and the Soiree team.
Funding for the Denovan Residencies comes from longtime Soiree supporter David R. Murray. "Many of the most emotional experiences of my life have come through the performing arts, either as a singer or an audience member," Murray said. "It's a privilege to support emerging artists finding new ways to reflect the culture around us." The Residency is named in memory of Murray's mother, Nancy Denovan Murray, a lifelong singer and visual artist.