Summer Dawn Reyes is the founder and director of Thinking In Full Color (TIFC). She is passionate about increasing diversity in the arts and using theater as a vehicle for social justice advocacy, tenets that helped birth TIFC. Her company’s unique mission is to share stories by women of color through art and education. TIFC produces In Full Color, an annual theatrical event that features works by women of color from around the world, which is approaching its fifth season in 2019. TIFC also tours colleges, universities, art festivals and community centers to entertain and educate audiences through performances and talkbacks that discuss key racial, social and feminist issues.
Reyes is also a writer, director, actress and event coordinator/producer. She has won multiple awards including a commendation from the New Jersey State Assembly, the Permanent Career Award in Writing from the Society of Arts and Letters-NJ and the N.J. Governor’s Award in Arts Education. She is a proud Jersey City and Colorado Springs native. She is also wife to an awesome guy named Greg and stepmom to another awesome but smaller guy named Greg. Follow her on Instagram @thinkinginfullcolor or visit thinkinginfullcolor.com