Sylvan Oswald is an interdisciplinary artist living in Los Angeles who creates text-based projects exploring trans identity, history, and nonviolent dramaturgy. He is currently creating text for Blood Baby by choreographer Meg Foley and developing an essay titled, “Towards a Trans Theater.” Oswald is a recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for 2019-20, a Soho Rep Dorothy Strelsin Fellowship, a Jerome Fellowship, and residencies at MacDowell and UCross, he is an alum of New Dramatists.
Projects include Trainers: A Theatrical Essay (Gate Theatre, London); High Winds, a collaboration with graphic designer Jessica Fleischmann (X Artists’ Books, 2017), Cut Piece, a personal history of play publishing; Play A Journal of Plays (2003-2011); and Outtakes, a web series. Plays include A Kind of Weather (Diversionary Theater, San Diego), Vendetta Chrome (Clubbed Thumb), and Pony (About Face Theater, Chicago).
- High Winds (Fusebox 2022)