Jo is a performance maker and educator, and has worked as an actor, director, writer and cabaret performer. She created and performed cabaret shows for The Brisbane Cabaret Festival, The Brisbane Festival, and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
She has directed for Burning Deck Theatre (La Mama Theatre, Melbourne), The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble, QUT and USC.
Jo has trained with: Kristin Linklater, the Suzuki Company of Toga, Howard Fine, and Shakespeare & Company. Initiative (London) and the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble. She has completed a PhD in cabaret performance and an MA on applications of the Suzuki method.
- The Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies
- Ian Potter Foundation Fellowship, 2001
- Lord Mayor's Creative Sparks Fellowship, 2004
Current research projects
|Project name||Investigators||Funding body||Year|
Regional Arts Development Grant for creative work as research 'Julius Caesar'.
|Dr Jo Loth||$8,600||2017|
Regional Arts Development Grant for creative work as research 'The Centre'.
|Dr Jo Loth and DrGinna Brock||$4,000||2017|
- Actor training
- The Suzuki actor training method
- Linklater voice training
- Contemporary revisions of classical texts
- Theatre and Performance
Dr Jo Loth’s specialist areas of knowledge include: actor training, cabaret and the Suzuki actor training method.
In the newsUSC Newsroom
Top director to lead new Performing Arts degree26 September 2016
The University of the Sunshine Coast is set to introduce a new postgraduate Performing Arts degree, led by the founder of the award-winning Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre.
New USC drama group to stage experimental works28 June 2016
Original, experimental theatrical works are to be staged at the University of the Sunshine Coast following the launch of a new student drama association.