Tyron Hoisten

Tyron Hoisten


Tyron Hoisten is an ordained minister, an actor, a writer, an artist—in short, he is many things. Hoisten, an only child, is a native Akronite. His early years were characterized by love, joy and creativity. From the very first time that his gifted hands grasped a pencil, Hoisten has been drawing. His artistic abilities opened many doors, including one to Miller South: School of the Performing Arts—and another to Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh's 2006 Safety Kids Calendar contest, which awarded him grand prize and his winning artwork featured on several billboards.

In 2007, Hoisten shifted focus to a different artistic medium: the theatre. After performing in the Weathervane Theatre's revival of Antigone, Hoisten decided to channel his knack for storytelling to write a play that would highlight his comedic abilities, as well as spread messages of hope. At the age of 16, he wrote, directed and starred in his first play, Jersey City Baptist, which opened to a full house at Second Baptist Church. This feat gave Hoisten a different kind of notoriety, including the first of many profiles in various local news publications. One write-up caught the eye of an author, whom Hoisten would collaborate with to stage her novel about domestic violence titled, Is Real Love worth My Life?

Hoisten's style of dramatizing and spreading awareness about social issues made way for a commissioning by Akron Public School's Project RISE to write a series of plays focusing on teen homelessness. Since graduating from Ellet High School in 2010, to 2015, Hoisten penned five impactful plays for Project RISE—three of which received major recognition from the Akron Beacon Journal.

While having performed in the smallest of churches and the largest of theaters, including the Akron Civic Theatre, Hoisten still remains humble and rooted.

In 2013, Hoisten gained employment with the City of Akron's Firestone Park Community Center, where he creates theatre programming for community involvement. He is also employed with Urban Ounce of Prevention, Inc., where he facilitates art, drama and writing workshops for at-risk youth.

February of 2016 saw Hoisten's proudest moment as he became an ordained minister. Going forward, Hoisten will continue studies to earn a BA in English Literature—and will also seek more television opportunities to add to his numerous appearances on TCT, a Christian network, and The Hallmark Channel's Home & Family. In his free time, Hoisten enjoys cooking and making selections for his newly formed Inspiration Book club. One of Hoisten’s favorite bible verses is Psalms 37:3 Trust in the LORD and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.