Josie Dale-Jones (Theatre-Makers, 2021)'Dismantled' in rehearsalPhoto by Camilla Greenwell

Josie Dale-Jones

Finalist in 2021 for Theatre-Makers

Josie Dale-Jones is a theatre maker working as multi-award winning collaborative theatre company ThisEgg, through which she makes theatre that is led by form and theme, not necessarily story. ThisEgg’s show in collaboration with Made My Wardrobe, dressed. received a Scotsman Fringe First as well as a nomination for Total Theatre Awards’ Emerging Company 2018. Told with a tender intimacy, dressed., is a true story told by four women who have been friends since school. It combines choreography, live sewing, comedy and original music, dressed. celebrates the power clothes have to define us, to liberate us, to hide us and to embellish us.

In 2019, Theatre Royal Bath appointed Dale-Jones as their 2019 Leverhulme Arts Scholar as part of their Incubator Programme, during which she spent time developing The Family Sex Show. This is a show for family audiences (children AND adults) about sex, pleasure and love, imagining a future where there is no shame. It will be a celebration of difference, equality and self-acceptance. This show has also been supported by Shoreditch Town Hall and National Theatre Studios. In January 2020 Dale-Jones began work on motherEarth, developed at Shoreditch Town Hall & Battersea Arts Centre. It’s starting point was ‘a goodbye to the earth as we know it, and a goodbye to our mums’.