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Jayhawk Theatre on the Air

Goodnight, Tyler

by B.J. Tindal
Original Dramaturgy by Maansi Sahay Seth

April 14, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
A script-in-hand reading
Livestreamed from the Elizabeth Sherbon Theatre

Goodnight, Tyler by B.J. Tindal is a dark comedy about race, grief, and discovering what’s really important in life. From the land of the living, and of the deceased–after being killed in a police shooting–Tyler navigates relationships that cross intersections of identity and race, searching for agency in his death. Tyler’s story, buoyed by magical realism, is a hauntingly real reflection of our time and touches on the many facets of what decides if “you come back home on any given day.” Layered with the complexity of societal expectations, how we care about others, and what it means to live life with radical joy, Goodnight, Tyler puts it all out on the table–especially in the case of the grandma who raised him–but the main message is clear: remember Tyler for who he was, not how he died. 

Directed by Jenny Sledge Harris
Dramaturgy by Cassandra Ludlum
Stage Management by Bailey Dobbins


Tyler Evans............Jeremiah Coleman
Davis Jensen............Brad Mathewson
Fannie Evans............Lynn A. King
Chelsea Notley............Chloé Ryan
Shana Harris............Gabrielle Smith
Drew Miller............PJ Monsour

View the Digital Program or Download a copy (PDF)

View a Conversation with B.J. Tindal by Dramaturg Cassandra Ludlum.

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