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Briandaniel Oglesby

Briandaniel Oglesby is a queer and (half) Latino playwright from California, now living in Austin. He writes plays for teens and plays for mature audiences. He recently graduated from the University of Texas at Austin MFA in Playwriting program. For ten years, he was Literary Manager of Barnyard Theatre, a company committed to new work he co-founded in Davis, California. He is now Director of Theatre Arts at Skybridge Academy. He won the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Latinidad Playwriting award for his play She Gets Naked in the End, and his play Halfway, Nebraska was developed at Playwrights' Week at the Lark and went on to win the Outstanding Playwriting Award from the New York International Fringe Festival. For more information, visit briandanieloglesby.com

A Different Romeo & Juliet—A Year Later
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A Different Romeo & Juliet—A Year Later

17 June 2017

In the last installment of the series, Briandaniel Oglesby reflects on his queer adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, and advocates for more queer-centered theatre made with and for young people.

Notes from the Skybridge Production of Romeo and Juliet
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Notes from the Skybridge Production of Romeo and Juliet

9 September 2016

In this installment, Briandaniel Oglesby shares updates leading up to the performance of his students’ queer adaptation of Romeo & Juliet.

Making Queer Theatre with Young People…in Texas
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Making Queer Theatre with Young People…in Texas

The Project

30 May 2016

In the first installment of his series, playwright Briandaniel Oglesby discusses adapting Romeo & Juliet with youth.

Making Queer Theatre with Young People in Texas 
Series

Making Queer Theatre with Young People in Texas 

This series documents a junior high LGBTQ+ production of Romeo and Juliet.