Jonathan Seinen is a founding member of Saga Collectif and Boys in Chairs Collective, co-artistic producer of Architect Theatre, and former artistic associate with lemonTree creations. In addition to directing Black Boys, he directed Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land), which was nominated for nine Dora Mavor Moore Awards including Outstanding Direction, co-created and performed in Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show and Like There’s No Tomorrow, and was Assistant Director for Timon of Athens at the Stratford Festival. He co-created Charisma Furs with Mx. Sly, which was published by Playwrights Canada Press in Q2Q: Queer Canadian Performance Texts. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, he recently completed his MFA in Theatre Directing at Columbia University in New York City, where he directed Cabaret, Our Town, and The Seagull, and was Assistant Director to Anne Bogart on Tristan Und Isolde at the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka. He is a current winner of the Canada Council for the Arts John Hirsch Prize, and is now an Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York.