Troy Rockett, Alex
Troy Rockett (credited as Tai Rockett) discovered performance and playwriting through poetry where he embodied the genre to empower himself: a Black Trans adoptee.
Troy is a VONA/Voices Fellow and Astraea Lesbian Writers’ grant recipient and holds a joint MA degree in Creative Writing and Literature. His poems are included in Best New African Poets Anthology 2017, Chorus: A Literary Mixtape, Sinister Wisdom 106: The Lesbian Body, CALYX, Q-Zine, Bay Area Generations and Nomadic Press’ Get Lit.
Dyke Central, Oakland’s first Queer web series, is Troy's most prominent screen acting role. Troy was later cast in Jewelle Gomez's Leaving the Blues, 2017; for Troy, an unforgettable introduction to theater acting. In 2018 he landed his first lead role WAAFRIKA 123 by Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko. His two current artistic families are Queer Cat Productions and TheatreFIRST. “Whether I’m on stage, on the page, working behind the scenes or checking folks in at the door it’s all ceremony for me.”
His growing body of work as an emerging artist includes roles in a number of short films, stage productions, and his published writing. For more information visit his website at www.troyrockett.com.