Joanie is a Chicago-based director of theater and opera. She has directed at theaters that include KCRep, Studio Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and Philadelphia Theatre Company. In 2017-2018, Joanie was artistic director of WaterTower Theatre in Texas. Prior, Joanie was an associate artistic producer at Victory Gardens Theater, as part of the Leadership U One-on-One Fellowship funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation administered through TCG. She was also a Drama League Fellow; a Goodman Theatre Michael Maggio Director Fellow; an SDSF Denham Fellow; and a member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab.
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