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ZANDER

PRYOR

student, writer, actor

 
 
Pizza Chapel Theatre Company, To Whom It May Concern spring 2019
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ABOUT

ME

Hi! I’m Zander Pryor and I use he/him pronouns. I'm a senior at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, TX. I've acted on professional stages across Dallas and Fort Worth. Recently, I originated the title role in Andi Boi, a play premiered by Dallas Children’s Theater about a trans boy’s post-transition search for acceptance as he begins high school. In September, The Blank Theatre (virtually) produced my full-length play as its first presentation of a play that bridged its Young Playwrights Festival and its Living Room Series. Tony-award-winning playwright Stephen Karam was my mentor for the festival. My shorter plays have also been selected for festivals at my high school and at Stage West Theatre. I make a point of including queer characters and relationships in my writing in order to make space for more people like me in theatre.

 

I love bad TV, worse music, and clothing that blurs the line between emo teen and hippy 40-something. I adore anything fae and identify as a bibliophile.  For Halloween, I've dressed as Loki (the Marvel version), Boy George (the 80s version), David Bowie (the Labyrinth version), and Patrick Brewer (the Schitt's Creek version). I’m the mom friend despite being a guy and possess exactly one (1) brain cell that I share with my boyfriend.  I have a healthy relationship with him and an unhealthy relationship with coffee. 

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 RESUME 

Senior at Booker T. Washington High School for the

Performing and Visual Arts (BTWHSPVA), Dallas, Texas

Height: 5"5  |   Eye Color: Blue   |   Hair Color: Blond (ususally)

 WORK EXPERIENCE (selected) 

The Blank Theater  | Parent, Legal Guardian, Angel, Other   |  2020  |  Playwright

Dallas Theater Center  |  summer education  |  2020  |  Playwriting Instructor

Stage West Festival of the Kid  |  Token Trans  |  2020  |  Playwright

Dallas Children's Theater  |  Andi Boi  |  2020  |  Andi

BTWHSPVA  |  Death Gets Wings  |  2019  |  Playwright

BTWHSPVA  |  LOVE/SICK  |  2019  |  Ben

Cry Havoc Theatre Company  |  Sex Ed  |  2019  |  Playwright/Actor

Stage West  |  HIR  |  2018  |  Max

Uptown Players  |  The Tribute Artist  |  2017  |  Oliver

Second Thought Theatre  |  Straight White Men  |  2017  |  Person In Charge #2

 Training & Workshops 

The Blank Theatre   | Young Playwrights Festival mentorship   |  Stephen Karam

Dallas Theater Center   |  Playwriting Workshop   |  Jonathan Norton

Theatre Three   |  Playwriting Workshops   | Blake Hackler, Matt Lyle

 awards 

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2021, gold medal and American Voices medal

for exceptional work in dramatic script 

The Blank Theatre's 28th Young Playwrights Festival, winner, first participant

chosen to bridge the Blank's YPF with the Blank's Living Room Series

Outstanding Performance by An Actor, DFW Theater Critics Forum

2018 and 2020

National PTA Reflections art contest, literature

2017 Overall Award of Excellence grade 6-8 (TX), Award of Excellence (national)

2018 Award of Excellence (TX)

 
 
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 PRESS 

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LIFE IN THE IN-BETWEEN

Ever-so-slowly, the world is changing when it comes to its transgender — as well as its “non-binary” — population.

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A TRANSGENDER TEEN FINDS RESPITE

It's been a rough year for Zander Pryor. The 15-year-old high school freshman avoided the school . . .

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A CHAT WITH HIR ACTOR ZANDER PRYOR

It's hard to identify what excites me most about Hir. So many different aspects of it excite me but I think . . .

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DALLAS CHILDREN'S THEATER EXPLORES THE TRANS TEEN EXPERIENCE

The new play uses honesty, humor, and a smart phone game to foster understanding and compassion . . .

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A BOI'S LIFE

Andi has been home-schooled since fifth grade, but now that he’s entering high school, he wants a more . . .

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DALLAS CHILDREN'S THEATER 'S NEW PLAY EXPLORES JOURNEY OF A TRANSGENDER TEEN

Theater has the power to grow a person’s heart. The Dallas Children’s Theater wields that power to tell . . .

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ANDI BOI

Throughout the world, I have witnessed “taboo” topics—like death, sex, sexual abuse, suicide, drug and . . .