travis tate is a queer, black playwright, poet and performer from Austin, Texas.

Their poetry has appeared in Borderlands:Texas Poetry Review, Underblong, Mr. Ma’am, Resevoir, and upcoming in the Shade Journal and apt. They are a finalist for the Cosmonauts Avenue 2018 Poetry Prize.

Their one-person drag show, It’s a Travesty! One Night with Jazzie Mercado! was presented at the Cohen New Works Festival (2017) and at Salvage Vanguard Theatre’s Three-Headed Fest in November 2017.

Their play MotherWitch was featured as a part of the 2018 UTNT (UT New Theatre).

travis holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Texas at Austin and a M.F.A. in Writing from the Michener Center for Writers at University of Texas at Austin, where they studied playwriting and poetry.