She studied Fine Art in Dun Laoghaire College of Art Design and Technology and Carlow IT and has studied craft in Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. Her expertise in theatre has been developed through training with Youth Theatre Ireland and on the ground experience.
Joanne has been the Artistic Director and set designer for WACT youth theatre for the past ten years and has worked on over twenty plays starring young people from all over County Wexford. Currently Joanne is teaching set design online as part of the JCT Play Create Perform initiative in collaboration with Youth Theatre Ireland and she is co-directing two one act plays that members of WACT youth theatre will perform in May 2022. She is thrilled and excited to be an ACT Waterford Creative and is looking forward to working with the people of Waterford in envisioning and incorporating a more sustainable way in which to travel to and from the City.
Joanne loves working through collaboration and storytelling and she believes that problem solving and creative discussion can be effective and great fun when approached through theatre games and workshops. No experience necessary! If the pandemic has taught us anything it’s that Zoom can be a great place to facilitate so whether we are online or in the real World.