Briandaniel Oglesby is a queer and mixed Latino playwright from northern California, now living in Austin, Texas. He writes plays for teens and plays of mature audiences. He takes his MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that, he’d earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California at Riverside. For ten years, he was Literary Manager of Barnyard Theatre, a company he co-founded that developed and produced tech-heavy shows in a dirt-floored barn.
He previously worked on the play Halfway, Nebraska at Playwrights Week at the Lark; this play won an award for Outstanding Playwriting from the New York International Fringe Festival. He was a three-time national finalist for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival before his play She Gets Naked in the End won the Latinidad Award. He has been a finalist for the Heideman Award a few times.
As the Director of Theatre Arts at Skybridge Academy, a small private school in Dripping Spring, Texas, he writes many plays for and with young people, including a gay re-imagination of [a different] Romeo & Juliet he produced with junior high students.
Small Steps was developed at the JAW Festival in Portland, Oregon, last summer.
last edited 9/28/2016