Born and raised in North Carolina, Tyler Rivenbark received his MFA in Playwriting from the MFA program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College, CUNY in 2010. Select works include Soldier/Woman (New Ohio, NYC), hands (The Bushwick Starr, Brooklyn), The Wild Papers (Latimer House, Flushing), This Woman Must Be My Wife (Gantry Plaza, Long Island City), Monosyllabic (Mellow Pages, Brooklyn), and Silence (Dixon Place, NYC; Artists’ Bloc, Washington, DC). He co-curated the site specific theatrical experiment Unstaged as part of the Rough Draft Festival (LaGuardia Performing Arts Center). He has received a Poetry Society of America commission to adapt Rita Dove’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of poems, Thomas and Beulah. He was a writer-in-residence at the Louis Armstrong House Museum, a residency he now oversees. He is a recipient of the CUNY Graduate Center Library Visual Display Award. He has been named a finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, DVRF’s Playwright Program, and a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and Playwrights Realm Fellowship. He is Playwright-in-Resident at Mission to (dit)Mars. He is a member of the Mission to (dit)Mars Propulsion Lab and the Dramatists Guild.