Sylvan Oswald

Sylvan Oswald is a transgender theater artist originally from Philadelphia. He creates plays, texts, and publications. Sylvan’s plays include Profanity, Nightlands, Sun Ra, Pony, and Vendetta Chrome. He is a resident playwright at New Dramatists where he also serves on the board of directors. Sylvan is the recipient of a Six Points Fellowship, the Dorothy B. Strelsin Playwriting Fellow at Soho Rep, a Jerome Fellowship from the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, a Thurber House Playwriting Fellowship, and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, The Millay Colony for the Arts, the Dramatists Guild, and a New Voices fellowship from The Ensemble Studio Theater. Sylvan’s play Profanity premieres at The Undermain Theater in Dallas in Fall 2013. Pony premiered at About Face Theatre and Nightlands premiered at New Georges in 2011. Other plays have been developed and presented at Playwrights Horizons, The Foundry Theater, The Hangar Theater, The McCarter Theater, New York Theater Workshop, Portland Center Stage, Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab, P73’s I73 Writing Group, and Clubbed Thumb, where he is an affiliated artist. Sylvan is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Purchase College/SUNY where he coordinates the Playwriting/Screenwriting program.


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)