STORI AYERS is a New York--based actress, director and co-founder of [RARE] Lotus Productions. Originally from Washington, DC., she has a passion for stories that challenge social norms, create conversations in the community, and ignite within her generation a spirit of activism. Stori is an original cast member and producer of Dominique Morisseau’s Blood at the Root, winner of the Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation Prize for its promotion of human rights. She recently played Regina, childhood best friend of Tiffany Haddish, on the TBS hit series The Last O.G. starring Tracey Morgan. As a director, Stori assistant directed the world premiere of August Wilson's one-man show, How Learned What I Learned, at the Signature Theatre in New York City starring Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Stori has partnered with her classmate from graduate school to start their own production company called [RARE] Lotus Productions. Together they co-created, co- wrote, co-produced and co-starred in their own web series entitled THE NEXT RIGHT THING.