Jo is a director, critic and dramaturg who is passionate about new and contemporary playwriting. While at NIDA, Jo has directed the music video for Angela Rose’s Late Bloomer, and worked with Imara Savage as her Assistant Director in the NIDA June Season production of Miriam Battye’s Scenes with Girls.
Jo is passionate about collaborating with young playwrights as both a director and a dramaturg. In 2022, Jo directed the world premiere of Young Bodies / Somebody’s by Miranda Michalowski at Flight Path Theatre. For KXT Storyteller’s Festival, she has directed readings of two new works: That’s What She Said, by Josephine Gazard (2022), and California Orange Stellar by Grace Wilson (2023).
Jo studied Theatre at UNSW, and graduated with First Class Honours for her thesis on Female Artistic Directors at Australia’s major theatre companies. Since 2014, Jo has run her own website, Scribbles of Stage and Screen where she reviews Sydney theatre.