Tanner is a multi-disciplined theatre and filmmaker based in New York. Born and raised amongst the glacial mountains of Montana, he moved to New York City to study acting at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. From there, he began working as an actor on the stage and screen, including the leading role in the interactive play Experimental Treatment.
His passion for creation and collaboration took him behind the camera and into the director’s chair. In the spring of 2018 he founded The Art House Theatre & Film Collective to create raw, challenging, and engaging productions with a group of diverse up-and-coming artists. Its inaugural production, Antigone, adapted and directed by Tanner opened that spring at the historic HB Playwrights Theater.
Most recently he Produced and Assistant Directed the feature film Exp. 36 which is currently in post-production and his direction and leading role in Macbeth qualified for the Innovative Theatre Arts Awards and drew rave reviews. “His stunning performance was the source of my stomach ache. By the end, I was in love with him” (Hi! Drama).
He is grateful for the all the incredible artists he's worked with and is eager to continue creating unique and meaningful work.