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
Sunshine Coast
Dr Jo Loth

Jo is an award-winning performance maker and educator, and has worked as an actor, director, writer and cabaret performer. She has performed nationally and internationally as an actor and cabaret singer. Career highlights include performances for: Tadashi Suzuki’s Theatre Festivals in Japan; The Brisbane Cabaret Festival; The Brisbane Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has completed a PhD in cabaret performance and an MA on applications of the Suzuki method. She has trained with Kristin Linklater (Scotland), The Suzuki Company of Toga (Japan), P3/East (USA), and Shakespeare & Company (USA).

Professional memberships

The Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies

The Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) 


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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