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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. candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies at Tufts University.

JO MICHAEL REZES (they/them) is a nonbinary theatremaker, AEA actor, and transmedia artist in Greater Boston dedicated to the development of new, queer works which feature transgender collaborators and fabulously grotesque aesthetics. Acting credits: Rocky Horror Show (Entropy Theatre); Nosferatu, The Vampyr (Sparkhaven Theatre); The Inheritance (SpeakEasy Stage Co. — US Regional Premiere; Elliot Norton Award, Outstanding Ensemble); Things I Know to Be True (Great Barrington Public Theater — Berkshire Theater Critics Award Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor; Broadway World Award, Honorable Mention). Directing: Trans [Plays] of Remembrance (HowlRound.TV); Cloud 9 (AD, The Nora — Elliot Norton Award, Outstanding Direction); Melancholy Play (Vassar College); The Interrobangers (Tufts University); The Rocky Horror Show (Central Square Theater).

Jo instructs gender and performance courses across the country (Yale Dramatic Association, UMass Law, The Theater Offensive). Their TEDTalk, A Playful Exploration of Gender Performance, is available online. Jo is developing a monograph called Fractals: Nonbinary Acting Methods and facilitates workshops on the subject. Rezes dedicates themself to inclusive performance pedagogy beyond binary constructions and embraces queer aesthetics, sensation, and experience over final product. Jo has held academic appointments at Boston College, Emerson College, and Harvard University, and is the Curriculum Developer for The Theater Offensive's True Colors programs. A proud Vassar College alum (BA, English & Drama) and Ph.D. Candidate in Theatre & Performance at Tufts University.  Learn more: jmrezes.com, Insta: @jmrezes, Twitter: @JMRwrites

Nonbinary Acting Methods with Jo Michael Rezes
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Nonbinary Acting Methods with Jo Michael Rezes

Rezes Offers Exercises and Techniques in Performance Expansion through Gender Play, Object Study, Queer Reflections, Sense Memory, and Repetitious Failure

Friday 25 March 2022
United States