Tyler Costigan has been performing for stage and screen for over 30 years, most recently with Mad Horse Theatre in South Portland. Some of his favorite roles include Norman Dewars in Table Manners, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Felix Ungar in The Odd Couple.
In 2018 Tyler discovered his passion for teaching young performers and has since led workshops at True North Theatre, Ten Bucks Theatre, and The Grand. He served for one year as the theatre director at Ellsworth Middle School, and has just finished his second year as director at Jordan Small Middle School in Raymond. Tyler spent the summer of 2022 at the Celebration Barn Theater, training in Advanced Eccentric Performance under the instruction of Avner “The Eccentric” Eisenberg, and performed at the Barn’s 50th Anniversary celebration alongside some of the world’s funniest people. This summer he’ll be returning to the barn to study the works of Samuel Beckett with one of his favorite performers, Bill Irwin.
Tyler joined the STAGES team in 2023. He is a lead Teaching Artist and Curriculum Designer for our new PlayVenture role-playing programs for ages 8-9!