Jo Melville

Having been a part of the very first Village Green event, Jo is looking forward to hosting for the Teatro Verdi Showcase at this years Village Green Festival 2016.

Jo started her career as a performer and went on to write, produce, curate and direct, amassing a variety of work credits. In 2002, she co-wrote, Shoot 2 Win" which premiered in London and achieved a National Tour including The Palace Theatre in Southend. The play was later produced on Broadway, where Jo directed it in New York in 2010.

Assistant director on Five Guys Named Mo at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Associate Director for Red Riding Hood at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Jo has also directed the Pantomimes at Leigh on Sea Commuity Centre for the last two years. Cinderelleigh and Snow White’s Got Talent for Principal Girl Production.
A Creative Therapist at Havens hospice, working with patients with life limiting illnesses.

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