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I'm Tyler! I'm an actor from the Bay Area in California. I did my BFA at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University and am currently getting my MFA at Northern Illinois University. My true joy in life is making people laugh and I love that I get to do that through theatre. I sort of fell into this world by accident. Growing up I played sports mostly and didn't come from an artsy family, until a high school "easy A" drama class and wonderful teacher completely changed my life.
Because of that I am now an actor and hope to one day teach theatre to young artists trying to find their voice.
I started a nonprofit when I was nine called Kids Helping Kids which focused on ending child trafficking in Ghana, Africa. That taught me so much about what it means to tell someone else's story and how to bring positivity and love to my work. I currently work for a nonprofit called Covenant House California which is a youth shelter that provides sanctuary and support for youth experiencing homelessness.
I love baseball, football, and golf. I am a self-diagnosed wine snob and self appointed food aficionado. Let's work together!
STUFF I DIG
"Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing."
Sir Ralph Richardson
“I don't like heights. This is why I stopped growing at fifth grade.”
“I learned quite early on in life that we are all two people. And one of those people none of us will ever know.”
"Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within."
"Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us."
Rainer Maria Rilke
"And I'm a big swearer. I'm trying to rein it in but I do think it's a nice seasoning of language."
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty and we must rise with the occasion."
"The moments in life that you remember are the ones that follow the butterflies. So don't shy away from the butterflies."
Scattered Notes on a Littered Desk
I have a secret but I am terrified to share it with you. It conducts my consciousness, corrupts my cognizance, and dilutes my declarations. It's a stranger that follows me around every corner and is over every shoulder. It weighs on my heart like an anchor caught on a reef. It devastates me. I am heavy.
It is in my face, in my ear, and over my head. When I'm alone it becomes violent. It screams at me when I look in the mirror and teases me when I'm in the shower. I am reminded of it whenever the wind blows, like a shrill alarm it wakes me from the serenity I surrendered myself to and whips me back into its presence. An endless torment.
People say, "It's no big deal, no one can see, why do you feel? Just let it be." They just can't see that it's a part of me. I would give anything to change it. Anything. An arm, a leg, my car, I beg. It frightens me. I want to be strong but I can't. I want to forget but I won't. It curses me. And it will never leave. I wish I had the courage to face it but I don't.
Whenever the Wind Blows
Your Gilded Road
Only in the wee small hours of the morning do we see your comely glow. Your legacy drips over the glassy mirror beneath you as it gleams back with grace.
Thin ladders climb up to you and tell you how beautiful you are.
Do you see the effect you have on us?
We imitate your radiance with glass houses of ephemerality, fading only when you tell us to. Velvet haze caresses two old hearts enjoying the path you lay for them, reliving every night like this one, connected by cool sweetness and your soft, loving gaze.
When their time to fade comes, on a night like this, they hope to set sail together up the ladders you lay for them.
Climbing up and up your wavy road.
To give a glow of their own.
In the wee small hours of the morning, your gentle bloom fading into forever,
You do not linger,
For you will always return to share your gilded road.
- Tyler Page