by Jonathan Alexandratos, C. Julian Jimenez, M Sloth Levine, Dani Martineck, Azure D. Osborne-Lee, J.C. Pankratz, Ashley Lauren Rogers, and

K. Woodzick

Gender non-binary theatre has a long and diverse history, yet modern stages scarcely spotlight its stories. Beyond the Binary: Eight Non-Binary Plays changes this by presenting short plays from non-binary playwrights that intersect with race, class, religion, politics, and pop culture. Audiences can meet Joan of Arc, hear toys talk, visit New York City, feel the heartbeat of a family, and more – all through the lens of non-binary playwrights. These pieces can be assembled into an evening of theatre that centers non-binary experiences, or they can be broken up and integrated into larger events. They are also ideal for classroom use and individual inspiration. The plays contained here are a love letter to non-binary joy, and they can’t wait to celebrate with you.

  • Cast Size: Flexible
  • Running Time: Flexible
  • Royalty Rate: $75 for the whole evening, contact for individual plays

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About the Playwrights

Jonathan Alexandratos (they/them) is a New York City-based playwright whose award-winning work has been performed internationally. In 2020, they won the Parity Award from Parity Productions for their play Turning Krasniqi. This is their first edited collection of theatrical work.

C. Julian Jiménez (he/they) is a Queer, Puerto Rican, and Dominican playwright. They hold an MFA in acting from the New School for Drama. Julian is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Queensborough Community College.

M Sloth Levine (they/them) is a transgender playwright, designer, and director in Brooklyn, NY. Their plays are sour gummy worms, sharp, sticky, and sweet. They write for gothic dollhouses, for costume trunks full of rubber masks and elastic tutus. These plays are made of velvet, petrified wood, slime, celluloid, gold leaf, weed, gelatin, and citric acid.

Dani Martineck (they/them) is an actor and writer for the stage, screen, and audio with a passion for stories that help us feel less alone. Since studying short and non-illusory playwriting with Leah Nanako Winkler and the New York Neo-Futurists respectively, they’ve written and developed plays in NYC with Urban Stages Outreach, New York Shakespeare Exchange, The Skeleton Rep, and others. Dani has also guest-written episodes of GIRL TALES, a feminist fairytale podcast for young listeners. Their first narrative short film (with light magical realism elements), THE RUSHING OF THE SEA, is winding down its festival run in 2024 having played in New York, California, and Tennessee, garnering nominations for best screenplay and wins in multiple categories. They’re currently in development with a short film about rediscovering self love within chronic pain and two features (a character-driven romantic comedy-drama exploring asexual love and a horror comedy with trans kid heroes).

Azure D. Osborne-Lee (he/they) is a multi-award-winning Black queer & trans theatre maker from south of the Mason-Dixon Line. He teaches at New York University and The New School. His full-length play Mirrors received its world premiere, produced by Parity Productions, at Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop in spring 2020.

J.C. Pankratz (they/them) is a proud queer, non-binary, transgender playwright and educator writing genre-defying work about gender, class, trauma, and magic. Their plays are Mortals (Pridefest at The Tank), Eat Your Young (workshop production, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre), Redeemer Mine (Finalist, O’Neill Playwrights Conference), among other award-winning work.

Ashley Lauren Rogers is a Eugene O’Neill Theatre National Playwrights Conference Semifinalist 2021, Literary Director for Step1 Theatre Project, Oddity received an honorable mention on The Kilroys “The List,” 2020, Trans Theatre Lab fellow 2019, artist in residence at Middlesex County Vocational-Technical School 2018-2019. Works performed at Dixon Place, MITF, the Brick, Joe’s Pub. “Becky’s Xmas Wish,” Finalist for the City Theatre National Short Play Award, Miami, work produced in Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Maine, Iowa, New Jersey, Detroit, and Minneapolis.   Creator Is It Transphobicand The Right to Play Podcasts. Visit for more info.

K. Woodzick (they/them) is a theatre artist and journalist currently residing in Northern Wisconsin on Anishinabek land. They hold an MFA in contemporary performance from Naropa University, and their writing has appeared in Theatre Topics and HowlRound. They are the founder of The Non-Binary Monologues Project and produce and host the rebooted Theatrical Mustang podcast, distributed monthly by American Theatre. More at

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