Alyssa Velazquez

Writer - Curator - Creative Director

Photo by Drew Baron

Alyssa Velazquez is a cultural historian, storyteller, playwright, actress, and writer of gender, performance, material culture, and women’s studies.

Her work has been featured in The Establishment, AutoStraddle, GRLSQUASH, The Fashion Studies Journal, Women’s History Magazine, Juggad: A Material Religions Project, and the Votive Project. Past residencies include City Books Writer-in-Residence and as a Freshworks Artist at Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a proud member of Dramatists Guild of America.

She holds a MFA from the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, and a BA from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. 

Currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.