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
Most recently, I have been invited to be a part of The Climate Crucible, an international residency hosted by BIRCA, Denmark. I received a Culture In Quarantine commission from Arts Council England & BBC. I was a director in remote residence in Ukraine for the British Council's Taking The Stage Programme. 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.
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.