• Resident Director with Directors Charitable Foundation

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  • Leading Working Group with SDUK

  • Joe to co-direct first show in the new Octagon Theatre

    Joe will be collaborating with Artistic Director Lotte Wakeham to direct a specially commissioned one-act play to be performed the Octagon’s young company and community choir. Written by Becky Prestwich (Chip Shop Chips with Box Of Tricks, Holby City, Doctors), the play follows the lives of two teenagers who are at the theatre’s opening in […]

  • Radio dramas with the Royal Exchange

    Working with writer Becx Harrison (co-founder of Take Back Theatre), Joe will direct a series of short radio dramas developed in collaboration with older people in Cheetham Hill residential homes. These will be produced in partnership with Sonder Radio, as part of the Cultural Champions programme. They will be available to listen to in the […]

  • New Octagon young company launches

    Developing an association with the Octagon has been a brilliant step to begin to develop inside of a building. I’m really pleased to say that through my work with the theatre over the last year… with the support of the fantastic Creative Engagement Aspiring 13 – 19 year olds, high quality training This should the […]

  • Joe wins Best Director at OffCuts Festival

    Joe is thrilled to have received the Best Director award at the OffCuts Festival 2019 at 53two. Curtis Cole’s short play FOMO, featuring actors Matt Heywood and Sophie Giddens, was taken through to Friday’s final by audience vote. The prize was judged by a panel including writer Anna Jordan (Yen, Mother Courage), RTYDS Director Nickie […]