Playwright

Aaron Coleman

Aaron Coleman is a New York City-based playwright and lyricist originally from Los Angeles. He is honored to be on the 2022 Short List for the Yale Drama Series Prize for his play Tell Me I’m Gorgeous At The End Of The World. In February 2022, his play Where Have All The Fairies Gone? had a reading with Brave New World Repertory Theatre. Recently, his original short family musical Leo’s Big Day Out (music by Chuck Pelletier) was virtually staged by Circle in the Square Theatre School. Tell Me I’m Gorgeous also received a lab reading with The Workshop Theater. His play Uncle Remus, His Life and Times, As Told to Aaron Coleman was chosen by Primary Stages for their 2019 ESPA Drills reading series at the famed Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Over the past couple years, Aaron been a Semi-Finalist for the O’Neill and the Princess Grace Award, a two-time Finalist for the Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights’ Center, a Finalist for New York Theater Workshop’s 2050 Fellowship, and a two-time Finalist for The Civilians’ R&D Group.

Select works: Lyricist for the Off-Broadway musical Imelda written with East West Players and New Musicals Inc. (Pan Asian Rep, David Henry Hwang Theatre). Co-bookwriter for Stay Forever: The Life and Music of Dusty Springfield (Renberg Theatre), produced at New World Stages as Forever Dusty. Aaron has developed musicals for McCoy Rigby Entertainment, the Celebration Theatre, and American Folklore Theatre. MFA: Writing for Screen and Television from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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