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Jo Michael Rezes

      PERFORMER   &     THEORIST

              email: jmrezes@gmail.com  location: Somerville, MA

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DIRECTOR

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DIRECTING

Trans [Plays] of Remembrance Play Festival

by mult. playwrights

Festival Director

HowlRound Theatre Commons

Ohio University School of Theater

Tufts University Dept. of Theatre, Dance, and Performance

Melancholy Play: a chamber musical, 

by Sarah Ruhl

Director, Movement Specialist

Powerhouse Theater, Experimental Theatre of Vassar College

The Importance of Being Earnest, 

by Oscar Wilde & ad. by Christian Lewis

The Personality Play

by Anthony J. Piccione

Director w/ Darrell James

Martel Theater, Experimental Theatre of Vassar College

Manhattan Repertory Theater, NYC

Director

Grey Gardens: the Musical

by Doug Wright

Director

The MUG, Future Waitstaff of America

STEIN SHOVELS BECKETTS BREATH

based on Endgame and Patriarchal Poetry 

Director, Facilitator 

Streep Studio, Vassar College

Park Closes After Dusk

by John Michael Rezes & ad. by Lena Redford

Director, Facilitator 

Susan Stein Shiva Theater, Unbound Experimental

Assistant Directing

Boston College

Co-Facilitator 

The Identity Project

devised, Dawn Simmons & Maurice Parent 

Cloud 9

by Caryl Churchill 

Dir. Lee Mikeska Gardner

Nora Theatre Company, Central Square Theater

Elliot Norton Award Nominations:

Outstanding Direction

Outstanding Production

ACTING (selected)

International

Ensemble, Featured Performer

At Home in the World

Dir. John Caird (Tony Award, Les Miserables 1987)

Professional

Entropy Theatre (BOS)

Firehouse Center for the Arts

Prescott Park Arts Festival

The Rocky Horror Show

Frank N. Furter

Sparkhaven Theatre, Chelsea Theatre Works (BOS)

Nosferatu: the Vampyr

Count Orlok (postponed)

Dionysos/Tiresias (postponed)

Bakkhai

Entropy Theatre, Chelsea Theatre Works (BOS)

Frau Trude

a grimm thing

Entropy Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts

Ensemble, Featured Performer

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

Mamma Mia

Virtual Theater

Sycamore76

Patient

Kristian

Reagan

Mist

The Phlebotomist

The Legion Tapes (Erin Lerch)

Tales from Camp Strangewood

Immediate Family

A Single Drop of Water...

Indie Podcast, Dir. Josh Glenn-Kayden

Sparkhaven Theatre (BOS), Dir. Shire Gitlin

Company One Theater, Dir. Josh Glenn-Kayden

Central Square Theater (BOS), Dir. Cassie Chapados

Educational

Chandler Center for the Arts, Dir. Dayenne CB Walters

Dir. Madison Mellon

Little Shop of Horrors

Dir. Christopher Grabowski

Dir. Madison Mellon

Dir. Rogin Farrer

Dir. Christopher Grabowski

Dir. Emlyn Doolittle

The Cherry Orchard 

The Rocky Horror Show

God of Vengeance

A Little Night Music

Orange Julius (premiere)

Seymour Krelborn

Charlotta Ivanovna

Brad Majors

Reb Ali

Fredrik Egerman

Nut

RELATED WORK

Artistic Direction Associate

Debra Wise, Underground Railway Theatre

Performance Studies Research Assistant

Gabrielle Cody PhD.

Editorial Intern 

Samuel French Incorporated, NYC

Teaching Assistant

Introduction to Theatremaking, Vassar College (two years)