about

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Jo has an MA in playwriting (Distinction) from Royal Holloway, University of London. Her plays include The Beach House (shortlisted for Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize, longlisted for Theatre 503 award) and Whalesong (longlisted for Top Five, Octagon Theatre, Bolton). Her play Can You Hear Me Running? (co-created with Louise Breckon-Richards) was produced at Pleasance Theatre, London in 2016 (“Engaging one-woman show combining energetic storytelling and rich visuals” The Stage).  She grew up in Kent and started her career as a professional figure skater in Dorothy Hamill’s Ice Capades Cinderella-Frozen In Time touring US and Canada, later she trained as an actor at Mountview Academy. She has worked in theatre and film and was part of Non-Fiction Theatre Company. Non-Fiction worked with the headphone verbatim technique developed from Mark Wing-Davey’s Drama Without Paper workshop at the Actor’s Centre in London; she co-created and performed in Non-Fictions’ plays including Sex 1:Death 2; (‘a ground-breaking piece of theatre’ – What’s On) at BAC, Soho and Edinburgh Festival, and We Haven’t Said A Porky Pie Yet (‘thought provoking and well realised comedy’- Fest) at Edinburgh Festival. Jo’s film credits as an actor include BURNT BERNARD  (shortlisted for Best Short Film BAFTA 2001) RUSSELL SQUARE  (shortlisted for Best Short Film BAFTA 2000 and commended at York Film Festival 2001.) Jo lives in London and has two sons.