About

Bio

F. Omar Telan shares a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Performance Art Production for Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind with the New York Neo-Futurists. A selection of his plays are anthologized in 225 Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.

His poetry has been published in “A Gathering Of The Tribes”, “Apiary Magazine”, “The Fox Chase Review”, “Our Own Voice”. 

He has read his poetry at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church (NYC), the Kelly Writers House (Philadelphia), the National Asian American Poetry Festival (NYC), the Philippine Embassy (DC), and the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival (Waterloo Village, NJ). 

With Asians Misbehavin' he has performed in the New York Fringe Festival, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and at Roundhouse Performance Centre (Vancouver).

He directed "The Edge Of The World" which was performed at La Mama E.T.C. (NYC) as part of the Asian American Theater Festival. 

He graduated from Emerson College and the Radcliffe Publishing Course.


Publications

225 Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind • Apiary Magazine Issue 6 • Bamboo Girl • A Commonplace Book of the Weird: The Untold Stories of H.P. Lovecraft • Fox Chase Review Autumn/Winter 2013 • A Gathering Of The Tribes Issue 10 • In Our Own Voice January 2001 & December 2001 • Maganda Magazine


Performances

Providence Improv Festival • Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind • Bard College • The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church • Vassar College • Jigsaw • La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club • Asian Arts Initiative • the Kelly Writers House • Acentos • Bowling Green State University • National Asian American Poetry Festival • Asian American Writers' Workshop • the 215 Festival • The Philippine Embassy • Philadelphia Poetry Festival • Philadelphia Free Library • Bowery Poetry Club • Lehigh University • Borough of Manhattan Community College • Hampshire Poetry Festival • University of Connecticut • Poetry Dialogues: Balagtasan @ the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival • Yale University • Dixon Place • Swarthmore College • The New York Comedy Club • Fordham University • Polytechnic University • the Cornelia Street Cafe • Pace University • Franklin and Marshall College • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University • the Philadelphia Fringe Festival • SKETCHOFF!#%!! 4th Annual Asian Comedy Night • the New York Fringe Festival • Columbia University • Amherst College • Cantab Lounge • Juna's • Princeton University • Cornell University • Williams College 


Director

"The Edge of the World" @ La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club