Photo by Genesiss Mejia

Photo by Genesiss Mejia


Neo-islander (n.): someone whose bloodline comes from ocean water on all sides, but now needs to take the subway for two hours to get to the beach…

Juliany F. Taveras is a Dominican-American writer, photographer, and theatre-maker from Brooklyn. Their playwriting has been nationally recognized (The Kilroys List 2016, 50 Playwrights Project List 2018) and their poetry has appeared in La Galería Magazine, Reflections on the Burden of Men, and various zines (both digital and print).

Their plays have been developed and/or staged with The Lark, Corkscrew Theater Festival, Manhattan Rep, The Bechdel Group, WOW Café Theatre, Greenhouse Theater Center, and Unbound Theatre Company, among others. Juliany is a graduate of Vassar College and the St. Joseph’s College Writer’s Foundry, and currently works as a teaching artist with NYC youth while continuing to develop work that navigates bodies in diaspora. 

Juliany believes strongly in the power of storytelling to build empathy and community, and aspires to write new, just worlds into existence. They also really love dried mango, sunflowers, and the iconic animated film Shark Tale.

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