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