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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.

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Boston Theater Company's QUEER VOICES FESTIVAL Set For Next Month

Boston Theater Company has announced the first annual QUEER VOICES FESTIVAL, with performances from March 8-10, 2024 at the Plaza Theatre of the Boston Center for the Arts. 
A.R.T. Reveals Act II and Associated Programming for BECOMING A MAN

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University has REVEALED Act II guest speakers and associated programming for its upcoming production of Becoming a Man.
Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Central Square Theater

What did our critic think of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Central Square Theater?
Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards

The winners have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards, honoring the best in regional productions, touring shows, and more which had their first performance between October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.
12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards; Wheelock Family Theatre Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; Barrington Stage Company Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards; at Wheelock Family Theatre Leads Best Ensemble Performance!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; at Barrington Stage Company Leads Best Ensemble Performance!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards; Wheelock Family Theatre Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; Barrington Stage Company Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Boston Awards; Company Theatre of Norwell's HAIR Leads Best Musical

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; Barrington Stage's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Leads Best Musical

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
Sierra Boggess, Jeffrey L. Page, Clint Ramos & More Nominated for 6th Berkie Awards - See the Full List of Nominees Here!

The Berkshire Theatre Critics Association has announced the nominees for the 6th Berkshire Theatre Awards, known colloquially as The Berkies. This year’s awards recognize shows that opened in the greater Berkshire region between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022.
Photos: The GB Public Theater 2022 Mainstage Season Continues with THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE

The GB Public Theater 2022 mainstage season continues Aug.4 – Aug 14 with an evocative,  penetrating drama about the vicissitudes and complexities of family dynamics, self-identity and the nature and meaning of love today.
Great Barrington Pubic Theater to Present THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE in August

The GB Public Theater 2022 mainstage season continues Aug.4 – Aug 14 with an evocative, penetrating drama about the vicissitudes and complexities of family dynamics, self-identity and the nature and meaning of love today - Things I Know to be True.
SpeakEasy Stage Company to Present Regional Premiere of THE INHERITANCE

From April 22 – June 11, 2022, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the US Regional Theatre premiere of Matthew López’s epic two-part drama THE INHERITANCE, winner of the 2020 Tony Award for Best Play.  
Parity Productions Announces Commission Award Winners and More!

Theatre production company Parity Productions, the only New York theatre company that ensures that they fill at least 80% of the creative roles on their own productions—playwrights, directors, and designers—with women, trans, and gender-expansive artists and offers free tools to encourage the rest of the theatre industry to do the same, has awarded two commissions to Kelley Nicole Girod for This Stretch of Montpelier and M Sloth Levine for At Hotel MacGuffin. The ceremony took place on Wednesday, November 10th as a hybrid event over zoom and in person at the Manny Cantor Center.

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