Jo is a director and writer who recently graduated from UNSW with a BA (First Class Honours) in Theatre and Performance Studies. In 2020 she completed her UNSW Honours thesis, titled “What does Female Leadership Look like?”, an investigation into the Female Artistic Directors of Australia’s major theatre companies.
She also recently directed a reading of That’s What She Said, a one-woman play about sexual assault on Australian college campuses, written by and starring Josephine Gazard, for KXT’s Storytellers Festival in August 2022.
Jo is a member of ATYP’s “Yabbies” Youth Advisory Board, and also works as an Assistant Tutor at ATYP teaching after-school and school holiday classes.
In 2021 she completed an ATYP Directing course led by Carissa Licciardello, and in 2019 she interned under Lee Lewis for Griffin Theatre Company’s production of First Love is the Revolution.
For UNSW’s student theatre society NUTS, she directed What is the Matter with Mary Jane? (2018) and God of Carnage (2019). These plays earnt her the prize of ‘Best Director’ at the annual NUTS awards two years in a row.
Since 2014, Jo has run her own website, Scribbles of Stage and Screen where she writes about film, theatre and TV. She is particularly passionate about reviewing work by fellow indie artists in the Sydney theatre scene.