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Jo Loosemore02

Performer – In Other Words

Performer, presenter and producer

Working for the most part in radio, Jo has developed and directed over 25 radio plays for the BBC including The Day Will Come (a radio musical), Borderline and Darwin by Nick Stimson, Hallsands (a 12-part series by Richard Clark), The Witches of Bideford and The White Lady (commissioned as part of Made in England for the Arts Council). She has also voiced material for Newsnight Review with Kirsty Wark (BBC2), Liberation 70 (directed by John Nettles) for BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC 5live, From Brazil to the Battlefield (BBC 5Live) and The Life and Times of Nancy Astor (Nancy Astor) for Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

She was the regional producer for the National Theatre’s new writing programme for young people (Connections) at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, as well as developing educational partnerships with companies such as Graeae, Gecko and Paines Plough, and securing funding for the Theatre of Science.

On stage, Jo has appeared in new plays for the Douglas Watt Critics Choice Readings Series (Neighbourhood Playhouse, New York), The Farmer’s Wife for Creative Cow directed by Amanda Knott (New Theatre, Exeter), as well as The Merchant of Venice (Portia), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania), and Twelfth Night (Viola) in the Private Garden, Dartington.

As a dramaturg, she has worked with Randall David Cook on Sake with the Haiku Geisha (Perry Street Theatre, New York), Fate’s Imagination (Players Theatre, New York) and Third Finger, Left Hand (Flatiron Playhouse, New York). She is currently the dramaturg for Inventing Utopia – the Drama of Dartington by Nick Stimson (for autumn 2016).