Aaron Lockman

Aaron Lockman

Aaron Lockman is an actor, playwright, theatre critic, podcaster, puppeteer, and complex human who can't be easily categorized, dammit. They identify as non-binary and bisexual, and their plays tend to center around queer characters in fantastical settings.

Their plays have been performed at Jackalope Theatre, the Playground Theatre, the Point Theatre Project, Columbia College, and the...
Aaron Lockman is an actor, playwright, theatre critic, podcaster, puppeteer, and complex human who can't be easily categorized, dammit. They identify as non-binary and bisexual, and their plays tend to center around queer characters in fantastical settings.

Their plays have been performed at Jackalope Theatre, the Playground Theatre, the Point Theatre Project, Columbia College, and the Theater at Monmouth. You can also hear his voice on several audiobooks, including Locke and Key, The X-Files: Cold Cases, and Hot Dog. They are also a theatre critic and editorial assistant at the website Rescripted.org, which focuses on bringing young and diverse voices into the critical sphere.

He also has a YouTube channel (youtube.com/AaronLockman) where you can watch his one-man show, The Gallery of Obsessive Crushes. Aaron enjoys playing with Legos, talking excitedly about TV shows, long walks on the beach, and hunting unicorns.

Plays

  • Gun on the Desk
    A deadly alien threat is fast approaching Valencia, a remote human colony on a distant planet. When young bureaucrat Jensen Hole arrives from Earth with the promise of help, civic leader Jennifer Kohl has reason to be suspicious — can he be trusted? Why does he talk so weird? And can they put aside their vast political differences in time to save the colony?

    In this sci-fi noir buddy tragedy,...
    A deadly alien threat is fast approaching Valencia, a remote human colony on a distant planet. When young bureaucrat Jensen Hole arrives from Earth with the promise of help, civic leader Jennifer Kohl has reason to be suspicious — can he be trusted? Why does he talk so weird? And can they put aside their vast political differences in time to save the colony?

    In this sci-fi noir buddy tragedy, questions of politics, power, and privilege converge. Is it possible to be friends with somebody on the opposite end of the political spectrum? How do you acknowledge your own privilege when it's often invisible to you? And, like. . . what are space aliens up to these days? What's their deal?
  • Blinking Blue Light
    Two young women must redefine their long-distance friendship when secrets from the past resurface. Meanwhile, Virginia is obsessed with a mysterious blinking blue light out by the Adler Planetarium. In this hourlong not-musical, our protagonists must wrestle with questions of empathy, honesty, trauma, and friendship.
  • Superheroes in Love
    What do you do when helping people doesn't make you feel any better? From a fairytale castle in France to a dreary industrial neighborhood on Pluto, heroes big and small must grapple with the messy emotional business of helping others in this series of seven vignettes.
  • The Ghost Boy
    In suburban Maine, a young woman reckons with her past as she tells the story of the apparition who walks down her street every night, and the ghost-hunting TV host who ruined it all.