Lester Mayers | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Lester Mayers


Adjunct Faculty
MFA, Jack Kerouac School of the Disembodied Poetics

Lester Eugene Mayers is a Brooklyn native, a Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz, and an MFA graduate of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Mayers is a director, writer, performance artist, dramaturg, choreographer, and professor. He is a recent professor at Ramapo College School of Contemporary Arts and the 2023 inaugural artist in residence at Ramapo College. In addition, Mayers recently directed the main stage production of Hooded or Being Black For Dummies by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm at SUNY New Paltz.

In the Spring of 2023, Mayers published his final book, a sex choreopoem that received an endorsement from the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center titled Swallow From Both Ends; An Experience Not Written From A Distance, available on Amazon. Gay-Black-Feminine Mayers tackles aspects of life that the public has historically ignored. Self-defined as "a storyteller who goes where the story is," he has been published by NYU Press, Arsenal Pulp Press, Chronogram, Sojourner Truth Library, Colorado's Boulder Weekly, and I Am from Driftwood LGBTQ archive.

Currently, Mayers is an Artist in Residence at Pillsbury House Theater.