Originally from the United Kingdom, Jo Cattell focuses on developing new work in theater. She is currently working with a dandypunk and Darin Basile on HEARTCORPS for a production in Las Vegas. She is also working with Isaac Gomez on his play, LA RUTA, which was part of the Goodman Theatre’s Latino Festival 2016. This Fall, Jo is creating TUMBAO with Dominizuelan, which is part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series being performed at their 1700 Theatre. She was recently made an Artistic Associate with Pivot Arts, and is currently working on their MEMORY TOUR. She will also be working as Associate Director to Rachel Rockwell on Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in 2017.
Jo has worked with numerous theaters in her current home of Chicago, including The Goodman, Route 66, FWD Theatre Project, Collaboraction, Pride Films and Plays, and the Irish Theatre of Chicago. She is Resident Director at terraNOVA Collective and Head of Theatricals for The Playground Theater. Other companies in the United States and United Kingdom with whom Jo has worked include: the BBC, Cirque du Soleil, Pentabus Theatre, Theatre C for Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, Origin Theatre, Leviathan Lab, and Culture Project.