Drayton is the Company Dramaturg at The Flea Theater, where he runs the Serials Writers Room, shepherds new plays to production, works with playwrights on new play development, and provides dramaturgy to new plays in production. Highlights at The Flea include Thomas Bradshaw’s Southern Promises, Kristiana Rae Colón’s good friday , Idris Goodwin’s Hype Man, Geraldine Inoa’s Scraps, Catya McMullen’s Locked Up Bitches, Nick Gandiello’s Not My Monster, Steph del Rosso’s Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill, Nsangou Njikam’s Syncing Ink, and Nick Robideau’s Inanimate.
Previously, he was the Literary Associate at Yellow Earth Theatre (UK), where he lead workshops for emerging writers, curated the annual Typhoon Play Festival, and guided plays to readings at the Finborough and Soho Theatres. Plays he developed at Yellow Earth include Amy Ng’s Acceptance (produced at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs) and Tuyen Do’s Summer Rolls (upcoming production at The Park Theatre). He received an Olwen Wymark Award from the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain for his work on Joyce Lee's Zen.
He was the Artistic Director of LoNyLa Singapore, which developed four original plays, and he taught playwriting with Jean Tay at Singapore Repertory Theatre.
He has served as a judge or nominator for many fellowships, prizes, and organizations, including The Playwrights’ Center and the DGF Fellows.
He teaches Script Analysis and Elements of Dramatic Storytelling at Marymount Manhattan College, where he also develops and directs new one-act plays by student playwrights.
He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch Asia.