Who We Are
Azure D. Osborne-Lee (Playwright/Producer) is a black queer theatre maker from South of the Mason-Dixon Line. He was an inaugural Field Leadership Fund Arts Manager Fellow (2015-2017) as well as a Lambda Literary Fellow in Playwriting (2015 & 2016) and a Lambda Literary Writer-in-Residence (2017). This past spring Azure’s full-length play “Crooked Parts” was presented at Cherry Lane Theatre as part of the Downtown Urban Arts Festival. He received the 2015 Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Award for his first full-length play “Mirrors.” You can keep up with Azure’s work at http://azureosbornelee.com.
Kirya Traber (Performer/Director) is a nationally awarded writer, performer, and cultural worker. She received her MFA in acting from the New School for Drama, and is the current Lincoln Center Education Artist Fellow. Her work has brought her to stages and classrooms across the US and Canada. More at kiryatraber.com
Chiara Johnson (Stage Manager) is a part-time jack of all trades and full-time wit from Queens. Recent credits include the One Minute Play Festival at New Ohio Theater; The Fire This Time Festival; HERE Arts Center’s sublet series; and Treasure Island at The Players Theater.
T.L. Thompson (Performer) is a Brooklyn-based performer. Credits include: Theater: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN (Person In Charge) Second Stage Theater. AFTER (Ensemble)Public Theater, WRETCH: The Final Concert (BASS). Marian or The True Tale of Robin Hood, (Will Scarlett), New Ohio Theater. Taylor Macs 24 Decade History of Popular Music, St. Ann’s Warehouse. Night of the Living N-Word, (Aunt Jinny), NYC Fringe Festival. The Messiah Complex (Messiah), at BRIC Arts Media. Film: Free Money, Dir. Heather Acs, Friday Afternoon Dir. Paige Campbell. T.L. is also a NY Neo Futurist.