Dr Jo Loth - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Jo Loth

PhD Qld.UT, MA(Research) Qld.UT, DipEd Qld.UT, BA Qld.UT

  • Lecturer, Drama
+61 7 5456 5845
Office location
D-1.02, Building D, USC Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast
Dr Jo Loth

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.

Professional memberships

  • 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

Research areas

  • Actor training
  • The Suzuki actor training method
  • Linklater voice training
  • Contemporary revisions of classical texts
  • Cabaret

Teaching areas

  • Theatre and Performance

Dr Jo Loth’s specialist areas of knowledge include: actor training, cabaret and the Suzuki actor training method.

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