Jo Cattell

Chicago, Illinois

About Jo Cattell

Jo Cattell is currently creating An Epic Tale of Scale for production at Chicago Childrens’ Theatre, with Henry Wishcamper. She is part of LightPoets (with dandypunk and Darin Basile), whose show, HEARTCORPS: Riders of the Storyboard, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and is currently in development for full production in New York City. She recently worked as Associate Director on Shakespeare in Love at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and is working with playwright Isaac Gomez on his play, The Displaced, for Haven Theatre, 2018. She wrote and directed TUMBAO with Dominizuelan, which performed at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre. Jo has worked with numerous theater and television companies, including the BBC, Cirque du Soleil, Chicago the Musical (West End, Korean/Japanese Tour), Clear Channel Entertainment, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West End), Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, Origin Theatre, Leviathan Lab, and Culture Project. Jo is the 2018 Maggio Directing Fellow at the Goodman Theatre. In 2016, she was awarded the 3Arts Award for her work as a theatre maker. As a 3Arts Awardee, Cattell was awarded her residence at the Joan Mitchell Center through the Alliance for Artist Communities Consortium.

Program Participation

Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2018

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