rex renee leonowicz (rexylafemme) - lyricist, PLAYWRIGHT
he/him/his, they/them/theirs, she/her/hers
REXYLAFEMME (REX RENÉE LEONOWICZ) is a visual + performing artist, writer, and singer/songwriter born and raised in Jackson Heights, Queens. As a working class trans femme, rex’s work is grounded in a politics of radical resistance, healing, and witness. rex blends genders and genres, utilizing drag, comedy, visual art, storytelling, and burlesque, to critically respond to the relationships people “on the margins” have with our surroundings and each other.
rex's book of poems and illustrations, when there is no one and there is everyone is available from Magic Helicopter Press. rex is an experienced Events & Promotions Manager with a history of working in the literary and performing arts booking and hosting shows. rex is also a practicing witch and offers spiritual readings and mentorship with a focus on radical occultism.
S/he was a 2017 EmergeNYC Performance Fellow with the Hemispheric Institute at NYU, has an MFA in Poetry from Mills College, and a BA in Gender Studies and Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College.