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RAINE GRAYSON  is a 27-year-old playwright and director whose work focuses on theatre as a form of social activism, specifically tackling LGBTQIA+ rights. He is the founder of, a space for LGBTQIA+ identified creators to host their work.


He was most recently seen storytelling with The TMI Project & The Trevor Project for “Life Lines: Queer Stories of Survival” at the Irene Diamond Stage as well as telling his story of survival in conjunction with The Trevor Project at Trevor Live in New York City in support of the suicide prevention chat line.  His most recent accolades were winning the SUNY Thayer Fellowship and Patricia Kerr Ross Award for his playwriting, as well as being recognized as a runner-up for the The Playwriting Collective's Ball Grant.


An out and proud trans man, feminist, and LGBTQIA+ rights activist, he uses his work to educate people on queer rights, history, and visibility while expanding the canon of trans-created and -centered works. A recent SUNY New Paltz Theatre alum, he currently lives in Edison, New Jersey with his fiancé and cat, where he is emerging himself in the local queer scene and preparing for  upcoming projects.

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