Jade Sylvan (they/them) has been called a “risque queer icon” by the Boston Globe and won a few awards for writing in various media and genres. Their book, Kissing Oscar Wilde (Write Bloody 2013), a novelized memoir about the author’s experience as a touring poet in Paris, received some very nice reviews, and was a finalist for the New England Book Award and the Bisexual Book Award. Jade’s had essays published in places like The Washington PostBuzzFeed, and The Toast (NEVER FORGET), poetry in numerous journals, a story in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and other things in other places.

For the past several years, they’ve focused primarily on theater, producing and performing in many stage-shows at Oberon in Harvard Square. In 2016, Spider Cult: the Musical, which Jade both wrote and produced, ran to sold-out crowds at Oberon. Jade is currently working on a second musical, a queer Biblical musical called Beloved King, as well as their Master of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. With any luck, you will be able to see their new play and accurately call them “Reverend” within the next couple of years.


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