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Jo Michael Rezes

Jo Michael Rezes (they/them/theirs) is a Boston based director, actor, and scholar. Jo is a graduate of Vassar College, and a current Ph.D. student in Theatre and Performance Studies at Tufts University.

Jo Michael Rezes (they/them/theirs) is a Ph.D. student at Tufts University from Hunterdon County, NJ who received a B.A. from Vassar College in both Drama and English with queer studies and stage directing concentrations. Their current research centers ethnographic explorations of queer time ruptures in performance spaces, disintegration of the body in camp theatre, Theatre of Cruelty, and 20th century performance praxis. Jo works as a director and performer in the Greater Boston Area. Recent directing credits include The Importance of Being Earnest: a queer adaptation (The Experimental Theatre at Vassar College), Melancholy Play: a chamber musical (Powerhouse Theatre), and School (Boston Theatre Marathon), and Cloud 9 (AD, Nora Theatre Company). Selected acting credits include Entropy Theatre Company’s a grimm thing (Boston Center for the Arts) and The Rocky Horror Show (Prescott Park Arts Festival). Their TEDxTalk "Gender Rehearsativity" has garnered 75,000+ views on YouTube and a smattering of transphobic comments and some abjectly joyful ones! Learn more at: