Meet the team

Jo Michael Rezes

JO MICHAEL REZES,  they/them (Director) is a nonbinary theatremaker and transmedia artist based in Greater Boston dedicated to the development of new, queer works which feature transgender collaborators and fabulously grotesque aesthetics. Acting credits: The Rocky Horror Show (Entropy Theatre); Nosferatu, The Vampyr (Sparkhaven Theatre); The Inheritance (SpeakEasy Stage Co. — Elliot Norton Award, Outstanding Ensemble); Things I Know to Be True (Great Barrington Public Theater — Berkshire Theater Critics Award Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor; BroadwayWorld Award, Honorable Mention). Directing: Trans [Plays] of Remembrance (HowlRound.TV); Cloud 9 (AD, The Nora – Elliot Norton Award, Outstanding Direction); Melancholy Play (Vassar College); The Interrobangers (Tufts University). Jo instructs gender and performance courses across the country (Yale Dramatic Association, Somerville Arts for Youth, UMass Law, The Theater Offensive)! Their TEDTalk, A Playful Exploration of Gender Performance, is available online. Jo is developing a monograph called Fractals: Nonbinary Acting Methods and facilitates workshops on the subject. Rezes dedicates themself to inclusive performance pedagogy beyond binary constructions and embraces queer aesthetics, sensation, and experience over final product. A proud Vassar College alum (BA, English & Drama) and Ph.D. Candidate in Theatre & Performance at Tufts University. Current academic appointments: Lecturer in Theatre at Boston College, Affiliate Faculty at Emerson College, and Teaching Assistant/Co-facilitator at Harvard University. Learn more: