Jeremy O'Brian

Jeremy O'Brian

jeremy o’brian is a black gay Mississippi-born, Brooklyn-based playwright and educator. He is the recipient of Liberation Theatre Playwriting Residency Fellowship (2019), Athena Theatre’s Athena Writes Playwriting Fellowship (2018), and the Lambda Literary Emerging LGBTQ Voice in Playwriting Fellowship (2016). His plays include: egg; or anythin’ dipped in egg gone soften (Development: Athena Theatre), a curious...
jeremy o’brian is a black gay Mississippi-born, Brooklyn-based playwright and educator. He is the recipient of Liberation Theatre Playwriting Residency Fellowship (2019), Athena Theatre’s Athena Writes Playwriting Fellowship (2018), and the Lambda Literary Emerging LGBTQ Voice in Playwriting Fellowship (2016). His plays include: egg; or anythin’ dipped in egg gone soften (Development: Athena Theatre), a curious thing; or superheroes k’ain’t fly (Development: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, JAGFest 4.0), and under one roof (Development: Liberation Theatre Co.). jeremy holds a Masters in African and African Diaspora Studies from UT-Austin and a BA from Tougaloo College.

Plays

  • a curious thing; or superheroes k'ain't
    Virgo and Aries are just past the newlywed stage when they start to reconsider their plans to become parents. As they ask the hard questions, they uncover deep-seated fears. a curious thing; or superheroes k’ain’t fly is an animated and erratic play exploring the universal question of parenthood in a world laden with danger.
  • boys don't look at boys
    Mr. Garvey, a Brooklyn English teacher, is accused of misconduct when his content gets too risque, causing a divide among students.

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  • #NewSlaves
    10 Jun. 2020
    I saw a reading of this play in 2017 at the Classical Theatre of Harlem and again in 2019 at The Playwrights Realm. Keelay seamlessly draws the nexus between our relationship to the institution of slavery and one of America's more beloved sports without ever compromising the theatricality, the heart, and the truth of the people in this world. This play is promised to be one of the more daring contributions to the American Theatre in a long time.