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 an associate producer of HowlRound Theatre Commons and was the director of The Theatre Offensive’s True Colors, an LGBTQ+ youth troupe. Stokely most recently co-founded Unbound Bodies, a multidisciplinary arts lab for QTBIPOC creatives in the Greater Boston area. 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.