Proverbs 3:5 #BeFEARLESS
A true renaissance man... Jos N. Banks is a multi- award winning Visual/ Performing Arts Artist, Costume Designer, Stylist and Teaching Artist hailing from Chicago, IL. National Tours: International (US, Canada, China & Singapore ) - KINKY BOOTS (Lola), International (US/ Canada) - HAIR (Hud); The Color Purple (Harpo). Regional: Steppenwolf Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Drury Lane - Oak Brook, Porchlight Music Theatre, Black Ensemble Theatre, Raven Theatre, About Face Theatre, and many more. Film: "OCEAN" on Fox 20th Centuries & SHOWTIME's "The Chi" & “The Chicago Code”. Rise Against music video “Make It Stop” (Lead). Jos was also blessed with the opportunity to have interned at Teen Vogue Magazine (NYC) for his fashion designs and illustrations, under the incomparable leadership of key note speaker, Michael Kors.
Jos was also deemed WINNER of StageScene LA’s “Scenie” Award for “Break Out Performance in a Touring Production” as Lola in KINKY BOOTS & nominated Best Costume Designer for the 2012, 2016 & 2019 BTAA (Black Theater Alliance Awards). Jos serves as curator and key note speaker of his very own Master Class Session; entitled “#BeFEARLESS” which he has now instructed to young theatre artisans from grade school to collegiate, nationally.
Representation: Paonessa Talent Agency.
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