Sylvan Oswald creates plays, texts, and publications. His plays are often set in Philadelphia, his hometown. Sylvan’s plays include Sun Ra, Pony, Vendetta Chrome, and Painful Adventures. Recent collaborations include text for puppet-theater artist Dan Hurlin’s Disfarmer at St. Ann’s Warehouse in 2009, and Zoetrope, a music-theater work in progress with composer/director Alec Duffy designer Mimi Lien. Sylvan is a resident playwright at New Dramatists, a Six Points Fellow for 2010-2012 and the Dorothy B. Strelsin Playwriting Fellow at Soho Rep for 2010-2011. He is the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship from the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, a Thurber House Playwriting Fellowship from The Ohio State University, and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, The Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Dramatists Guild. Sylvan’s plays have been produced by About Face Theater, Clubbed Thumb, and New Georges. His work has been workshopped or developed with The Foundry Theater, The Hangar Theater, The McCarter Theater, New York Theater Workshop, Portland Center Stage, Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab, and P73’s I73 Writing Group among others. Sylvan created Play A Journal of Plays with Jordan Harrison and currently teaches playwriting at Barnard College and at Purchase College/SUNY.