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JD Stokely

JD Stokely (they/he) is a trickster-in-training hailing from Philly by way of Boston. They create and curate performances, lectures, and space around queerness, nostalgia, the Black body, and home. Stokely is a recipient of the 2019-21 Createwell Award, and will be working on a series of autoethnographic performance rituals that explore the Black feminine mouth as a site of trauma, heartbreak, rage, and resilience. Stokely is a co-founding member of Unbound Bodies Collective, a multidisciplinary arts lab for QTBIPOC creatives. Stokely is also a curator for Hot Bits, an annual traveling erotic queer film and performance festival, and a 2019 artEquity cohort member. They received an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, and is currently a first-year doctoral student in Brown University's Theatre Arts & Performance Studies program.

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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.