JW Guido is an actor, director, and the Artistic Director for New York Deaf Theatre. Since joining NYDT as the Artistic Director in 2012, JW has been focused on creating opportunities for Deaf artists through productions, play development and staged readings, children’s storytelling, and other performance/community events. In addition to leading the artistic direction of NYDT, JW is committed to providing accessible performances for both Deaf and hearing audiences. JW has a passion for acting/directing and has performed in various cities around the US and Canada. He uses these experiences, along with what he gained from his M.A. in Theatre Education at NYU, to work with TDF as a teaching artist, providing workshops to Deaf students who are preparing to attend Broadway shows.