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Azure D. Osborne-Lee

A Black queer theatre maker from South of the Mason-Dixon Line

Azure D. Osborne-Lee (he/him, they/them) is the founder of Roots and River Productions and a current member of Trans Theater Lab, which is supported by The Public Theater and WP Theater. Azure's work has been produced and developed by Trans Lab, The Tank, The Syndicate, The Flea Theater, BAX|Brooklyn Arts Exchange, BAM, JACK, Rising Circle Theater Collective, The Fire This Time Festival, Horse Trade Theater Group, The Castillo Theatre, The New Ohio Theatre, National Black Theatre, Freedom Train Productions, Downtown Urban Arts Festival, Lambda Literary Foundation, The Helix Queer Performance Group, and regionally.

Recipient of Parity Productions' 2018 Commission for Women and Transgender Playwrights, Winner of Downtown Urban Arts Festival’s 2018 Best Play Award, and the 2015 Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest. Finalist for BAX|Brooklyn Arts Exchange’s Artist in Residence, National Black Theatre’s I AM SOUL Playwrights Residency, and Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab; Semi-finalist for Ars Nova’s Play Group and New York Theatre Workshop’s Emerging Artists Fellowship. Azure's full-length plays include Mirrors, Crooked Parts, Glass, The Beasts of Warren, Appetite, and The Crocus Eaters. BA The University of Texas at Austin, MA The University of Texas at Austin, MA Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. http://azureosbornelee.com

 

Notes from the Trans Theatre Artists Convening
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Notes from the Trans Theatre Artists Convening

11 March 2016

Azure D. Osborne-Lee and Kestryl Cael Lowery recap the Trans Theatre Artists Convening that took place in December, 2015.

How We Grow
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How We Grow

An Interview with Azure D. Osborne-Lee

15 August 2015

MJ Kaufman interviews playwright, director, and performer Azure D. Osborne-Lee about his plays and what he sees in the field as a trans artist.

Not Here for the Bard
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Not Here for the Bard

Candor from a Shakespeare Detractor

20 October 2014

Imagine, if you will, a slumber party. A group of tweens huddles around a television in the carpeted family room of a two-story house. Most of them stare, mouths slightly open, entranced by leading man Leonardo DiCaprio. Caught up in his twenty-something good looks, they have found what they’re looking for. But not all of them. Not me.

Favorite HowlRound Articles
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Favorite HowlRound Articles

 

In no particular order, here is a list of some of my favorite HowlRound articles.