Tyrone Davis is an actor, director, producer, educator, and Associate Artistic Director at Center Theatre Group. He previously served as CTG’s Audience Engagement Director, where he provided leadership and direction for audience engagement programming at the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. He is the producer of CTG’s Not a Movement, But a Movement initiative which celebrates and amplifies the pipeline of Black artists and stories, presented in partnership with The Fire This Time Festival of NYC and Watts Village Theater Company.
Before joining CTG Tyrone served as Community Artistic Director with American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, where he commissioned and directed Snakes by Chris Webb, Top of the Pyramid by Nikkole Salter, Crack. Rumble. Fly. by Aleshea Harris and Black Butterflies by Darren Canady. Other directing highlights include Every 28 Hours (Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Google), Radio Golf, Olé for Hollywood (Los Medanos College), In the Blood, and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (Contra Costa College).
Tyrone has over 15 years of experience in engagement and arts education, including serving as an adjunct professor in drama at Contra Costa College and Los Medanos College. Selected producing credits include: Crowndation, Black Nourishment, The Salvi Chronicles, The Duat, WET: A DACAmented Journey, Slave Play, Blues for an Alabama Sky, and King James. He has appeared in productions of King Hedley II and Day of Absence (both directed by the late James Avery), African American Shakespeare Company’s production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by L. Peter Callender, and Oakland Theater Project’s Hurt Village directed by Nataki Garrett. He is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts School of Theater MFA Acting program and holds a BA in Theater from California State University, Northridge.