Joan Dorian Gray

Joan Dorian Gray is a writer, stand up comedienne and storyteller. She performs regularly at the Annoyance Theatre, The Playground Theater and other theaters around town. In a previous life, she began her career as a Coral Reef Tank diver at Chicago’s Shedd aquarium. She gave the shows, fed the sharks, and told jokes underwater. She has also worked for Columbia Pictures, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Gorilla Tango Theater. She has acted in films and music videos. She has appeared with Jeff Bridges, Christpher Hitchens, Tim Kazurinsky. As a writer, she has been published in Encyclopedia Britannica and Dave Egger’s McSweeny’s. She has appeared with writers Christopher Hitchens, McSweeney notables Neal Pollack and Arthur Bradford.