Joanna is an award winning production designer based in London, working in the UK and internationally. She received the Whatsonstage ‘Best Set Designer’ Award for her site specific design of The Railway Children, which went on to win the Olivier ward for Best Entertainment in 2011.
Having trained at The Royal Shakespeare Company, she has developing a unique path through the Theatre & Live Arts industry. From this classical initiation in stage design, her design projects have taken her from sets for fashion, performances on lakes, journeys through tunnels, games in royal palaces and live television broadcasts. Her work specializes in creating unique and extraordinary experiences, inhabiting spaces from the intimate to the epic.
Joanna’s diverse output includes commissions by the RSC, Old Vic, Channel 4 Arts, Kensington Palace, Covent Garden, European Olympic Committee and Unicef UK. Her recent theatre work includes productions at the Young Vic, Royal Court, Manchester Royal Exchange and the Abbey Theatre Dublin. Her design work has been exhibited at the V&A Museum’s ‘From Gaga to Gormley’ and the Royal Academy for Arts.
Joanna recently designed the opening ceremony for the Baku2017 ISLAMIC SOLIDARITY GAMES at the Baku Olympic Stadium, Azerbaijan. Her current work includes CUTTIN’ IT, by Charlene James, directed by Gbolahan Oblisesan at the Young Vic & The Royal Court Theatre, nominated for the Olivier 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award. Also, KATIE ROCHE, directed by Caroline Bryne at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
Recent theatre work includes : BOYS WILL BE BOYS by Melissa Bubnic, directed by Amy Hodge for Headlong & The Bush Theatre | ANNA KARENINA and THE ROLLING STONE, directed by Ellen McDougall for Royal Exchange, Manchester and West Yorkshire Playhouse | THE RAILWAY CHILDREN at King’s Cross Station | PESTS by Vivienne Franzmann, directed by Lucy Morrison for Clean Break at The Royal Court | ANTIGONE by Roy Williams for Pilot Theatre | A HARLEM DREAM by Ivan Blackstock for Young Vic & Dance Umbrella | HOPELESSLY DEVOTED by Kate Tempest, directed by James Grieve & Stef O’Driscoll for Paines Plough
Other credits include : BILLY THE GIRL (SohoTheatre/Clean Break) | SILLY KINGS (National Theatre Wales) | ABOVE & BEYOND (Look Left Look Right) | MARVELOUS IMAGINARY MENAGERIE (Les Enfants Terribles) | HOUSE OF CARDS (Kensington Palace/Coney) | PLATFORM (Old Vic Tunnels) | ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR (Tangled Feet/Greenwich International Festival & National Theatre) | YOUNG PRETENDER (Nabakov Theatre) | COUNTED (Roundhouse/Look Left Look Right/West Yorkshire Playhouse) | INCHES APART (Old Vic New Voices) THE CARAVAN (Look Left Look Right/Royal Court) | Television includes : House Party for Channel 4 Arts
Joanna is Associate Designer for the multi-award winning theatre company LookLeftLookRight
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