"Billie Aken-Tyers directed her cast expertly This is a must-see."
-British Theatre Guide
is a Made-in-Britain creative artist specializing in ensemble based work. Billie is a firm believer in facilitating a safe, creative environment in which actors, and the work can thrive.
Her original play, Your Alice premiered Off Broadway at BAM in May 2018 and ventured to the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2018 where it was critically acclaimed and was named one of the top ten shows to see at the fringe. The play had a London premiere reading in 2018 at the Arcola Theatre London and starred Louise Dearman.
Billie is currently the resident Associate Director of the smash hit Titanique :Une Parode Musicale Off Broadway at the Daryl Roth Theatre.
Other credits include the New York premiere of Red Winter by Anthony Mercado and Lysistrata Jones (Nominated for Outstanding Production of a Musical, NYIT Awards), both at Ophelia Theatre. Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at Shenandoah Music Theatre Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, at the Scranton Shakespeare Festival, The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson and Timeless: A devised play at New College Durham.
Associate/Assistant credits include: Me and the Girls written and directed by Douglas Carter Beane starring Alan Cumming. To Wong Foo the Musical written and directed by Douglas Carter Beane and The Caucasian Chalk Circle directed by Jenny Lingham.
Billie was the Artistic Director at the Ophelia Theatre Group form 2017-2020.
"Excellent performances from an unimaginably cohesive ensemble make Your Alice a mesmerizing theatrical experience. Fans of the novel will enjoy this new, if dark, take, while those less interested in Carroll will appreciate the current of psychodrama that rolls beneath its surface."-EdFringe Review (Your Alice)
"The production was first class. The play’s visuals were excellent, and both the costumes and the actors’ characterizations did justice to the illustrations by John Tenniel and the original characters themselves." -Doug Friedenberg, Medium (Your Alice)
"Aken-Tyers direction glides us between the real and the Wonderland worlds thanks to some truly impressive devised movement, which provides the energetic pulse through Alice and Charles’ journey and creates a giddy, carnival-esque atmosphere."- New York Theatre Review (Your Alice)
"The production, directed by Billie Aken-Tyers, is inventive, fun, and inspiring to the young and young at heart."-The Scranton Times (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)
"Ms. Tyers is to be commended for going after the dream. Talent and social awareness will get her far. The truth of what artists can bring to children, to humanity, was certainly present in her production Kudos to director Billie Aken Tyers for keeping the focus clear." SG Blog Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)
"Perhaps the most impressive element of this production is the smooth transitions between reality and fantasy, enabled by the 11-strong cast- Director Billie Aken-Tyers handles the sensitive issues behind the story with respect and dignity."-Every element of Your Alice works perfectly together to produce an impressive and must-see show." Broadway Baby (Your Alice)
"Billie Aken-Tyers has written a dizzying and engaging script and directed her cast expertly This is a must-see for anyone interested in Alice or Carroll."-British Theatre Guide (Your Alice)
"Visually it is gorgeous, a theatrical Victorian psychedelia.and the movement work choreographed by Aken-Tyers is fascinating to watch." -Popdust
"To find poignancy and power in such a ubiquitous childhood story is a remarkable feat and the ensemble cast handle its weight of tradition with sensitivity... a highly engaging watch." -EdFringe Review (Your Alice)