My name is Josie. I use she/her pronouns.
I am half Swiss and half Welsh. I grew up in Cambridge, and a little bit in Basel.
I am a theatre maker/performer/producer/writer/director/you get the idea...
I mostly work in theatre, and I mostly work under 'ThisEgg'. ThisEgg is a company I set up for which I self-produce, co-create & perform shows. I also like to work outside of ThisEgg, and I also like to do just one of those things (make/perform/produce/write/direct/etc.) at once, which is why I am here, and maybe why you are too?
Photo Credit Greta Mitchell
I received a Culture In Quarantine commission from Arts Council England & BBC. I was nominated as a finalist for the Arts Foundation Theatre-Makers Award 2021. the egg, Theatre Royal Bath appointed me a 2019 Leverhulme Arts Scholar.
Over the last few years, I have also enjoyed working in countries outside of the UK. I was a part of The Climate Crucible, an international residency hosted by BIRCA (Bornholm, Denmark). I was one of the New Generation Programme at Schöne Aussicht Festival, JES (Stuttgart, Germany). I am a director in remote residence with Center of Contemporary Art DAKH & Teatromanyia (Mariupol, Ukraine) for the British Council's Taking The Stage Programme. I was given a British Council Creative Commission for motherEarth international, bringing together creative teams from Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Taiwan, UK and Ukraine.
ThisEgg’s show in collaboration with Made My Wardrobe, dressed. received a Scotsman Fringe First as well as a nomination for ThisEgg for Total Theatre Awards’ Emerging Company 2018. The show completed a national tour before returning to the Festival for the British Council Showcase 2019. dressed. was nominated for a 2020 Offie Award for IDEA (innovative/ devised/ experiential/ atypical). ThisEgg won the inaugural Underbelly & New Diorama Untapped Award 2018 for early-mid career theatre companies. Me & My Bee, ThisEgg’s show for family audiences won the inaugural Les Enfants Terribles Stepladder Award 2017 & was nominated for The Fringe Sustainable Practice Award & Brighton Award for Excellence. In 2018 it was performed almost 200 times across over 100 venues in England, Scotland, Ireland & Wales. Before that, ThisEgg’s Goggles, won the NSDF Edinburgh Emerging Artists Award 2016.