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JD Stokely

Stokely is the associate producer of HowlRound and a cultural organizer from Philadelphia, currently based in Boston.

JD Stokely is a trickster-in-training who creates and curates lectures, workshops, and performances around Queerness, nostalgia, the Black body, and home. Stokely is the associate producer of HowlRound Theatre Commons and a cultural organizer in the Boston area. Stokely most recently co-founded Unbound Bodies, a multidisciplinary arts lab for QTBIPOC creatives in Boston and beyond. Stokely is also a founding member of SUPER|object, a Queer curatorial collective that serves as an arts incubator for emerging artists, and A Collective Apparition, a group of LGBTQ Black artists whose work is "rooted in the past, but poised on the crux of the present & future." Stokely received an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in 2014, and a BA from Hampshire College in 2011. They are also a 2016 graduate of Arden Theatre Company's professional apprenticeship program. Stokely is a karaoke enthusiast, an astrology nerd, and a lover of gourmet ice cream.

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The Promise of the Commons
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The Promise of the Commons

10 October 2019

In honor of World Commons Week 2019, a working group of eleven US-based arts and cultural makers share their vision on how adopting a commons-based approach can help transform the arts into a more equitable and just field.

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Welcome to the New HowlRound
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Welcome to the New HowlRound

2 October 2018

Today, we are proud to welcome you to a brand new HowlRound website!

How We Produced a Green Convening
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How We Produced a Green Convening

12 August 2018

Associate Producer Ramona Ostrowski and Fellow JD Stokely reflect on how HowlRound made the Theatre in the Age of Climate Change Convening on 8-10 June 2018 our greenest convening yet.

Seven Years in
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Seven Years in

HowlRound Theatre Commons Evolves

9 January 2018

HowlRound staff articulate HowlRound's mission, vision, and values, and discuss how folks can participate in creating the commons. 

2018 Trans Week of Awareness/Trans Day of Resistance
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2018 Trans Week of Awareness/Trans Day of Resistance

In honor of 2018 Trans Awareness week (12-19 November), Trans Day of Remembrance (20 November), and Trans Day of Resistance (21 November), here's a list of some of my favorite HowlRound content for and by trans and non-binary theatremakers.