Jo Thomas is a contemporary performance-maker, producer and collaborator. She is known in arts circles for the passion she displays for her projects and ability to take them from inception to full production.
Jo is a graduate of the University of Southern Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology. She has worked in Melbourne, Sydney and in the USA and has been in Brisbane since the early 2000s. As a Producer she has worked for CIRCA, Brisbane Festival, QLD Music Festival, Actors Centre Australia, Cloudgate Dance Theatre of Taiwan and as an independent. In the last decade she has produced seven new independent theatre works; created two mini-festivals to showcase new short works by Australian playwrights (MicroTrip in 2007 and MicroTrip II in 2008) and produced the inaugural Brisbane Festival Theatre Fringe at Metro Arts (later known as Under The Radar) with 65 performances over 13 nights. Jo's piece, Often I find That I am Naked, which started at FreeRange 2009, toured to 48 venues nationally. She has worked across genres (theatre, dance, circus, music) and in multi-disciplinary theatre work. Jo was a 2012 recipient of the Churchill Fellowship.