Raine Grayson (he/him) is a multi-genre writer, storyteller, and director who specializes in social action theatre and autobiographical nonfiction. His work focuses on exploring and uplifting the LGBTQIA+ community. He is a champion of storytelling as not just a means of expression, but also as a tool for social justice. He has spoken his own suicide survival story nationally for The Trevor Project in support of their suicide prevention chat line.

Raine currently works for non-profit theatre company TMI Project running workshops, editing, and producing "true storytelling" performances that transform everyday people's stories into monologues. He also works as a co-producer and writer on the internationally award-winning podcast The TMI Project Story Hour.

Additionally, he works as a freelance script editor, writer, director, and teacher. He's worked as a script editor for autobiographical work such as Zelda Miller's "Que Será, Será: A Life's Journey of Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression." His work has been published by over a dozen publications, including GO Magazine, So Say We All, Chicago Story Press, The AutoEthnographer, the Santa Clara Review, and many more. His playwriting has been featured at, to name a few: The Playwriting Collective, Pridefest at The Tank, NY Madness, Kairos Italy Theatre, The Rosendale Theatre, All Out Arts and In Death's Company. He has presented his academic essay "Militant Visibility and Corrupting Hegemonic Gender Identity: Trans Representation and Visibility in Solo Shows" at the Mid-America Theatre Conference and has run education writing and theatre workshops for drama students at Rondout High School.

His play "Like the Sea" was the Judges Choice winner of the 2024 Fresh Fruit festival. He is a recipient of the SUNY Thayer Fellowship and Patricia Kerr Ross Award for his playwriting, and was recognized as a runner-up for The Playwriting Collective’s Ball Grant.

When he isn't storytelling, Raine enjoys hosting parties and cooking large meals in New Jersey, where he lives with his spouse and two cats.

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