J. Sylvan (they/them) is a theater creator, songwriter, playwright, essayist, and minister-in-training. They are currently working on their second musical, a queer Bible musical called Beloved King, and pursuing ordination through the Unitarian Universalist Church. With any luck, you will be able to see their new musical and accurately call them “Reverend” within the next couple of years. J. is also the creator of It’s in the Book: A Queer Bible Podcast.

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J.’s prior creations include Kissing Oscar Wilde (Write Bloody 2013), a novelized memoir about the author’s experience as a touring poet in Paris. They’ve also had essays published in places like The Harvard Divinity Bulletin, The Washington PostBuzzFeed, and The Toast (NEVER FORGET), poetry in numerous journals and collections, a story in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and other things in other places. J. was once called a “risque queer icon” by the Boston Globe. They don’t like to talk about it.


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