Aaron Coleman
New York, NY
My work uses humor and whimsy to explore the crossroads of being Black, Latin, and Gay in today's world.

AARON COLEMAN is a New York City-based playwright and lyricist originally from Los Angeles. In February 2022, his play WHERE HAVE ALL THE FAIRIES GONE? will be presented by 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. His play TELL ME I’M GORGEOUS AT THE END OF THE WORLD 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 has been a Semi-Finalist for the O’Neill and the Princess Grace Award, and a Finalist for the Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights’ Center,  Finalist for New York Theater Workshop's 2050 Fellowship, Finalist for The Civilians’ R&D Group (both in 2020 and 2021), and a 2020 Finalist for Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellowship. He is the lyricist for the Off-Broadway musical IMELDA written with East West Players and New Musicals Inc. (Pan Asian Rep, David Henry Hwang Theatre).  MFA: Writing for Screen and Television from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.