Tyra is a Chicago-based creator, arts administrator, and teaching artist from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. Currently, she serves a dual role at Victory Gardens Theater as the Community and Educations Programs Associate and a Drama in the Schools instructor. She is also a teaching artist at Steppenwolf, Northlight, and Lifeline Theatre. As an actor, Tyra’s had the pleasure of working for regional companies such as Oklahoma Shakespeare, Oklahoma Children’s Theater, Pollard Theater, GreatWorks Theater, and many others. Through her work, she strives to create dialogue that promotes empathy and empowers individuals who feel unseen by society.