DIRECTOR / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Josette is currently Artistic Director of The Silent Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden. She is also Artistic Director of Push, an organisation set up for the promotion and development of Black British Theatre.

She was nominated for the Best Actress Award in a Musical at the 1999 Lawrence Olivier Awards for her performance as Rafiki in The Lion King Musical.

Josette was awarded an OBE in the Queens birthday honours 2006.

Josette has also worked as a choreographer for The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Almeida Theatre, The Custard Factory, Kaboodle Theatre Company and Central Television.

Directing credits include: Glo (The Volcano Theatre, Canada); When We Dead Awaken(The Vasterbottensteatean Sweden/Unity Theatre Liverpool); The Ghost Sonata (The People Show); The Penelopiad (The Royal Shakespeare Company); Two Step (PUSH 04 at The Almeida); Simply Heavenly (Young Vic and West End); Mother Courage(Nottingham Playhouse); The Tango Room, The House of Bernarda Alba, Dreamhouse, Minotouramachia and Telling Tales (Aspects Theatre Company); Antigone (The Luntan Teater, Sweden); Edwina – A Cautionary Tale For Grown Ups (The Stadsteatern, Stockholm); Medea (The Kulturhuset, Stockholm); The House of Bernarda Alba (The Blo Theatre, Stockholm); Rosa Rosa (Raw Material, Amsterdam); The Threepenny Opera(Contact Theatre, Manchester); Two Gentlemen of Verona (Central Television); Co-Directed King Lear (Kaboodle Theatre Company).

Theatre credits as an actor include: Antony And Cleopatra (The Royal Exchange, Manchester); Virgina Monologues (The New Ambassadors); The Lion King Musical (The Lyceum Theatre); The Creation, Death & Knowledge In Everyman, Virtuoso, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Thebans (The Royal Shakespeare Company); The Women of Troy (The Royal National Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The National Theatre of Germany, Dusseldorf); The Porter’s Daughter (The Cockpit Theatre).

Her other theatre work includes: The Iron Man (The Young Vic); Threepenny Opera(Contact Theatre, Manchester); Romeo And Juliet (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Woza Albert (Temba/Oxford Stage Company); From The Mississippi Delta (Talawa/Contact, Manchester); The Dramatic Attitudes of Miss Fanny Kemble (The Nuffield Theatre, Southampton); School For Wives (Derby Playhouse); Panic For Lumiere and Son, Of Mice And Men (Kaboodle Theatre Company); Rainmaker (Theatre de Complicitie).

Television credits includes: Blood River (BBC).

Film credits include: Blood In Their Eyes (Indica Films).

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