Jo Turner

Jo is a writer, director and actor. He is a graduate of Melbourne University (B.A/B.COM) and the Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq.

In 2012 he was an artist in residence at the Sydney Theatre Company where he was commissioned to write In a Heart Beat. His other theatre credits as a writer include Max Remy — In Search of the Time and Space Machine (ATYP), Ishmael and the Return of the Dugongs (ATYP and Riverside Theatre); The Window (co-author) (Arts Asia Pacific — Brisbane, Adelaide, Japan); Mademoiselle Fifi (Darlinghurst Theatre); Bookends 08 (ATYP and Sydney Writers Festival); Bookends 07 (ATYP and Sydney Writers Festival); Don’t Stare too Much! (Darlinghurst Theatre), Dead on the Ground (co-author) (Hoipolloi — National UK tour); Brainstorm (co-author) (InTransit Theater — National Swiss tour). He was also co-writer of the 2013 Helpmann Awards ceremony.

Credits as a Director include: For Kay and McLean and Her Majesty’s Theatre: The Graduate, For Sydney Opera House: Peter and the Wolf. For Kay and McLean with Sydney Opera House: My First Time, For Riverside: The Grief Parlour. For STC (Ed) and Tamarama Rock Surfers: Fools Island, For STC Ed: Stolen (Workshop), For TRS and Critical Stages: The Jinglists, For Kay and McLean: (Associate Director/Casting) The Graduate (Perth), with Theatre Royal Haymarket (AssistantDirector/Casting) Waiting for Godot, For IPAC and Critical Stages: The No Chance in Hell Hotel, For Sydney Opera House: Darlingwood Tales, For Old Fitzroy Theatre: Cubbyhouse. For ATYP: House on Fire, Bookends 2007, 2008, Mr Puntila and His Man Matti.

Credits as an Actor include: Theatre: For Griffin Independent: The Ugly One, For
NORPA: Railway Wonderland, For Sydney Theatre Company: Ruby Moon (STC Ed), Thyestes, Howard Katz, For Kay and McLean: The 39 Steps, For Belvoir: The Caucasian Chalk Circle, For Black Swan: Plainsong, For La Boite: Emma’s Nose, For Ensemble: The Imaginary Invalid, For Q Theatre: Weather, Somewhere, For Arts Asia Pacific: The Window (National tour and Japan), For B Sharp: Faustus, For Street Theatre (ACT): Closer, For hoipolloi: Dead on the Ground (Edinburgh and tour). Film and Television: The Dr Blake Mysteries (December Media, ABC), Camp (NBC and Matchbox), Home and Away (7 Network), Fear (AFTRS), All Saints (7 Network), White Collar Blue (Knapman Wild), Backberner (ABC), You Can’t Stop the Murders (Miramax, Big Mo, SBS Independent).

In 1994 Jo was awarded a grant from the Ian Potter Cultural Trust to study at the Ecole
Jacques Lecoq.

IN A HEART BEAT by Jo Turner

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