JD Stokely is a trickster-in-training who devises, facilitates and curates performances around nostalgia, Queerness, the Black body, and home. Stokely graduated from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2014, with an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice. They recently completed a season-long apprenticeship at the Arden Theatre Company in June 2016. Stokely has performed work locally and internationally. Most recently, they presented their latest research, "Autoethnography as Hiraeth", at the LGBTQ ALMS Conference in London, UK. Stokely is a co-founder of SUPER|object, a Queer curating collective for emerging artists, and A Collective Apparition, a group of LGBTQ Black artists whose art is "rooted in the past, but poised on the crux of the present & future."