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.
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.