Tyler Headshot 1

Tyler X Koontz

Tyler X Koontz is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara’s Theater and Dance BFA Acting and Directing program, and the Assistant to the Artistic Director of UCSB’s LAUNCH PAD program.

Tyler, or Mr. T as known by his students, is an advocate for theater and community. He believes in the transformative power of theater through performance, for both the actors and the audience, living through a shared experience to reveal something meaningful within ourselves.

One of the ways he uses this passion is as the Assistant to the Art Director of UCSB’s LAUNCH PAD program, where budding playwrights are invited to create a fully realized production of a new play without the pressures of the commercial world, revising as the piece evolves through performances.

Tyler is open to creative opportunities in the Orange County, California, area.

Recent Experience

Directing: The Odyssey Project (UCSB /Center Stage Santa Barbara), The Couch, The Magic Tower, Babel’s in Arms (UCSB)

Assistant Directing: HELEN (UCSB), Too Much Water (UCSB), The Death of Kings: Seize the Crown (UCSB)

Sound Design: The Odyssey Project (UCSB/Center Stage Santa Barbara), The Going Home Project (Santa Barbara CAW Residency/ CAW Center)

Lighting Design: Athena (On the Verge Festival, Santa Barbara), The Odyssey Project (UCSB/Ventura Youth Correctional Facility), The Lion King Jr. (Marymount School Santa Barbara), Seussical Jr. (Marymount of Santa Barbara)

Stage Management/Technical Director: Trouble in Kind (On the Verge Festival), The Odyssey Project (UCSB/Ventura Youth Correctional Facility), One Good Egg (United Solo Theatre Festival, NYC), Seussical Jr. (Marymount of Santa Barbara)

Fight Director/Choreographer: The Odyssey Project (UCSB /Center Stage Santa Barbara), Cabaret (UCSB), King Lear (UCSB NAKED SHAKES), Bernhard (UCSB), Santa Barbara Revels (SB Revels/The Lobero Theater Santa Barbara)

Fight Captain: The Death of Kings (UCSB / The Hatlen Theater), The Death of Kings: Seize the Crown (UCSB)

Let's connect!

Have an idea for how we can work together? I'd love to hear from you.