Name: Aaron Lockman
City/State: Chicago, IL
Age: Chronologically 23, Spiritually 63 1/2
Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation: Mostly cis male, but with he/him/they/them pronouns, and a relationship with gender that could mostly be described as exhausted. Bisexual as heck.
Racial/Ethnic Identity: White/Eastern-European-Jewish
Why do you want to write for Rescripted?: Because I thoroughly agree with Rescripted’s mission of bringing a diverse array of voices into the critical sphere. And because the people seem nice.
What are your artistic disciplines?: Acting, writing (plays, memoir, nonfiction), puppetry.
What “lenses” do you bring with you when you go to a show?: Jew, person of queer identity, person with anxiety, person with privilege trying to use it well.
Who is your favorite theatre artist and why?: I mean, unfair question. But I’m a pretty big Calamity West fan these days. Every play of hers I’ve seen has been tightly paced, devastating, timely, passionate, hilarious, and human.
Bio/Website: Aaron Lockman is an actor and playwright with a BA in Theatre from Columbia College Chicago. He has previously performed with Metropolis Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, the side project, Surging Films and Theatrics, and The Living Room. His plays have been performed at The Theater at Monmouth, Mary’s Attic, Prop Theatre, and Columbia College. Aaron also writes reviews of Chicago theatre for the website PerformInk. You can hear his voice on the podcast The Audio Diary of Aaron Lockman, or on the audiobooks Surviving Hitler, Locke and Key, and The X-Files: Cold Cases. You might also have seen him narrating the Adler Planetarium’s sky show, Destination Solar System. Aaron enjoys walking dogs, playing with Legos, talking excitedly about astronomy, and making annoying puns. http://aaronlockman.com