Joanna Strange is a New York based director of theatre and film - and occasional writer.
She recently completed her first short film, Blonde, starring Max von Essen (currently on Broadway in An American in Paris). Joanna received an award for Outstanding Overall Production of a Short for Painting 17, written by Sharon Cooper that premiered at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in 2013 as part of a series of shorts called, Sharon's Shorts. As an assistant director, Joanna has worked with with Francis Matthews (BAFTA nominee), BBC Head of Comedy Jon Plowman (Emmy/Olivier Winner), and for Katharine Dore, Tony and Olivier award winning producer for Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. Most recently, she assisted Mr. Matthews on his work with George Stiles (Olivier Award Winner) on The Three Musketeers. Additionally, she is proud to be a part of the team of The God Projekt, which premiered at The Club at La Mama and which has been nominated for two New York Innovative Theatre awards. She has worked in London, Scotland, Florida, Boston and New York and has presented site specific work in Belfast, Dublin and Spoleto, Italy. She received her Bachelor's from the University of South Florida in Performance and her Master's from NYU in Directing. She is a member of SDC. Her short film, Blonde, has screened at 7 film festivals in 3 countries so far (with 2 more to come) and was nominated for Best Short Screenplay at the St Tropez International Film Festival.