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Rogue Lives, Season 1:  An Actors Life with Tyrone Wilson

Premieres Thursday, May 13 at 8 p.m.

Tyrone Kenneth Wilson

The second in the four-part series, Rogue Lives:An Actor’s Life, Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor Tyrone Kenneth Wilson shares stories from his life spent on stage.

Tales include when, at the age of four, his mother knew he would become an actor, accidentally giving a fellow performer a concussion during A Raisin in the Sun, and his time at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Company. 

About Tyrone Wilson

Tyrone Wilson is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama where he received his MFA in Acting and Middlebury College earning BA Honor Degrees in Theatre and Psychology. He has taught at Middlebury College, Southern Oregon University, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland High School, Phoenix High School and the Oregon Conservatory of Performing Arts.

He has appeared in several films including Privilege; Directed by Yvonne Rainer, The Super with Joe Pesci and Stone Soup with Grace Zabriskie.

Theatre audiences have seen Tyrone in the European Tour of Ajax directed by Peter Sellars, on Broadway in Lettice and Lovage with Maggie Smith and the US Tour with Julie Harris. Off Broadway he was part of the RAPP Theatre Center in various productions, Theatre for New Audience, NY Public Theater and Circle in Square Theatre. Tyrone has performed in numerous Regional Theatres. 

In 26 seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Egeus and Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alonso in The Tempest. Adam and Ensemble in As You Like It; Duke of Florence and Ensemble in All’s Well That Ends Well; Exeter in Henry V; Falstaff and Northumberland in Henry IV, Part One and Two; Bushy in Richard II; Evan in Sweat; Ralph Abernathy in All the Way and The Great Society; Vincentio in The Taming of the Shrew; Elbow in Measure for Measure; Christian in Ruined; Joe Stoddard in Our Town; Sebastian in The Tempest; Carl in Bus Stop; Catesby in Richard III; Verges in Much Ado about Nothing; Morocco in The Merchant of Venice; Menelaus in Troilus and Cressida; Godfrey in Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Abioseh in Les Blancs; Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet; Caliban in The Tempest; roles in Death and the King’s Horseman, Hamlet, Much Ado about Nothing, The Clay Cart, To Kill a Mockingbird, Blues for an Alabama Sky, The Visit, On the Razzle, The Winter’s Tale, King Lear, Stop Kiss, Doctor Faustus, Chicago, The Three Musketeers, Pericles, Playboy of the West Indies, Cymbeline, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Pool of Bethesda; Black Swan Lab.