Director/Dramaturg – In Other Words
Josie has over thirty years experience of working in education, the arts and communication for business in the UK and internationally.
In Higher Education, she was a senior lecturer and then Head of Theatre at Dartington College of Arts for ten years.
As a director, dramaturg, performer and lecturer, Josie’s theatre career has taken her to Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Berlin and the USA. In the UK she has worked with some of the largest theatre houses including; Theatre Clwyd, Derby Playhouse, Chichester Festival Theatre, Theatre Royal, Stratford East and Plymouth Theatre Royal. Josie has also taken plays to Edinburgh Fringe Festival and to many other fringe venues and festivals in the UK and abroad.
During 2013 Josie directed the play ‘Oxygen’ which toured the SW and South of England for Dreadnought South West (DSW). Most recently she was the director and dramaturg on a scratch performance of a new play in the suffrage series, by Natalie McGrath – ‘The Orchard’. She is currently Co-Project Leader of ‘Rebellious Sounds’ the latest arts and heritage project from DSW.
Josie has extensive experience in leading workshops including for teachers and students, actors and directors as an Outreach Trainer for the Royal National Theatre Education Department. She has given workshops in collaboration and negotiation skills, working with union negotiators and managers in co-operation techniques, team building, facilitating change and presentation skills. She is a trained (ILM) coach, conflict resolution coach and facilitator.