Jonald Jude Reyes is a writer, performer, and director based in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, New Jersey) with an English degree, concentrating on Cinema Studies. Continuing an interest in the performing arts, he has completed programs at the Second City, iO Theater, the Annoyance, and the Chicago Dramatists Theater. His directing resume includes, “The Shrimpshack Redemption” (The Second City, 2017), “Not Quite: Asian American by Law, Asian Woman by Desire” (Capital Fringe Festival 2017, Washington DC), “Splatter Theater” (Annoyance Theater, 2017 and 2016), “Love in the Time of Cholesterol” (Out of Bounds Festival 2015, Austin, Texas), and “Six Characters In Search of an Author” (Stage 773, 2014). Reyes has been voted as Chicago Reader’s Best of Stage Director (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016). He is a member of the 2017 Lincoln Center Theater (NYC) Directors Lab and DirectorsLabChicago 2016. Reyes is also the Artistic Director of the 22-year old Asian American comedy troupe, Stir Friday Night!