Johanna Byron


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Jo is a Freelance Theatre Practitioner. She is Founder and Producer and Up The Ante, a collaborative theatre company. UTA build contemporary physical work through an experimental approach, offering an alternative to more traditional theatre processes, thereby encompassing more of the actor as an individual, and an artist. They create work through improvisation, aiming to capture as much organic devising as possible, and simultaneously developing music and multimedia alongside the acting and writing. UTA have also provided professional theatre workshops covering a wide range of topics for more than a year.

Jo is a facilitator with both adults and young people. She has worked with an extensive list of theatre schools and arts education companies for over 6 years, including Bigfoot Arts Education, Stagecoach Performing Arts Schools and Bristol Academy of Drama.

She is Stage Manager for The Stars of Magic at The Redgrave Theatre.