ABOUT ME

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My first novel, Squad, came out with FSG in March 2019 and can be purchased on Amazon, Indiebound, or Audible. I've written for BuzzFeed, Refinery29, SheKnows, Yes! Magazine, Romper, Brooklyn Rail, and more; a full archive of my articles is here.

As a playwright, my work has been developed and presented at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Rattlestick, Primary Stages, Edinburgh Fringe, Culture Project, New Dramatists, La MaMa, HERE, Dixon Place, The Brick, Atlantic Stage 2, Fringe NYC, various New York apartments and subway stations, and Paris. Indie Theater Hall of Fame (“Person of the Year” 2012), PoNY nominee. Plays include Baby Mama: One Woman’s Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People (winner of the Dr. Robert J. Thierauf Producer's Pick Award; viewed over 42,000 times on YouTube), Honors Students (Kilroys List Honorable Mention; EST/Youngblood Unfiltered), Safeword (Dixon Place), Magic Trick (FringeNYC and Theatre Row; winner of the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award and Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences), Mrs. Mayfield’s Fifth-Grade Class of ’93 20-Year Reunion (“sweet and boisterous…a lot of fun" -The New York Times), The Foreplay Play (two NYIT Award nominations), Ampersand: A Romeo & Juliet Story (twenty Looking Glass Forum Awards, FringeNYC “Outstanding Performance”), and The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret (“f*cking brilliant” -Kate Bornstein; performed in Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, and New York). I’m an alum of Youngblood and a member of Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

As a producer, I’m Executive Artistic Director of Caps Lock Theatre and Associate Artistic Director-at-Large of The Brick. For Caps Lock Theatre, I curate and produce Pussyfest (featuring playwrights such as Jose Rivera, Mike Daisey, Sheila Callaghan, Rob Askins, Brooke Berman, and many others) and The Sex with Robots Festival. For The Brick, I curated and produced the Live Action Music Video Festival (featuring the work of Dave Malloy, Anne Washburn, The Lisps, and many others) and Fuckfest. I’ve also produced numerous fundraisers, including a Rocky Horror concert, a dance-a-thon, and multiple burlesque shows.

 

As a performer of many stripes, I’ve been onstage at Dixon Place, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, San Diego's Diversionary Theatre, Provincetown Theater, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, 13th Street Rep, Parkside Lounge, Bowery Poetry Club, 49B Studios, Public Assembly, Filling the Well, Casa Mezcal Obra Negra, and Looking Glass Theatre. I’m a storyteller, actor, occasional rapper, burlesque dabbler, and I tap dance.

I also write the advice column Help Me Dylan, as well as all over the Internet. I teach playwriting, and I am available for hire.

My plays Baby Mama and Magic Trick have been published by Original Works and may be purchased via Amazon, Kindle, or Google Play. A number of my other plays are available at New Play Exchange.

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