Azure D. Osborne-Lee is a theatre maker from south of the Mason-Dixon Line. He holds an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice (2011) from Royal Central School of Speech & Drama as well as an MA in Women’s & Gender Studies (2008) and a BA in English & Spanish from The University of Texas at Austin (2005).
Azure is currently a Playwriting Fellow (2018) in the inaugural Trans Lab Theatre Fellowship, which is supported by The Public Theater and WP Theatre. His workshop production of Mirrors, which was presented at Theater 80 St Marks as part of The 16th Annual Downtown Urban Arts Festival in the spring of 2018, won Best Play.
In 2017 his full-length play Crooked Parts was presented at Cherry Lane Theatre as part of The 15th Annual Downtown Urban Arts Festival, and his full-length play Glass received a workshop production at JACK.
In 2015 his first full-length play, Mirrors, won the Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Award.
In the recent past, Azure has been an inaugural Field Leadership Fund Arts Manager Fellow (2015-2017), a Lambda Literary Writer-in-Residence (2017), a Lambda Literary Fellow in Playwriting (2015 & 2016), as well as a member of both Rising Circle Theater Collective’s INKtank (2014) and EMERGENYC, the Hemispheric New York Emerging Performers Program (2014).
Azure has also held playwriting residences with Brooklyn Community Pride Center (2015), New Shoes Theatre (2011), and Freedom Train Productions (2010). He has performed at BRIC, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), HERE Arts Center, and BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange.
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