is a transgender theater artist originally from Philadelphia. Sylvan’s plays include Sex Play
, Sun Ra
, and Vendetta Chrome
. Collaborations include text for puppet-theater artist Dan Hurlin’s Disfarmer
at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Zoetrope
with composer/director Alec Duffy and designer Mimi Lien, and text for composer Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum. Honors include a Six Points Fellowship, the Dorothy B. Strelsin Playwriting Fellowship at Soho Rep, a Jerome Fellowship from The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and the Millay Colony for the Arts. Sylvan’s plays have been produced by Undermain Theatre, About Face Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, and New Georges. His work has been workshopped or developed with Playwrights Horizons, The Foundry Theatre, Hangar Theatre, McCarter Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Portland Center Stage, Soho Rep and Page 73 Production’s I73 Writing Group, among others. Sylvan created Play A Journal of Plays
with Jordan Harrison and has had his writing published in The Best American Non-Required Reading 2014
, and The Brooklyn Rail
. Sylvan is an assistant professor of playwriting at UCLA and a resident playwright at New Dramatists.
Scripts available from Rachel Viola, United Talent Agency.
violar at unitedtalent dot com
And available in the library at New Dramatists, which is free and open to the public during business hours most days.
Also Available For Youth:
Little Revolution (from Playscripts)