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Josephine Kearns

Gender Consultant

Josephine Kearns (she/her) is a dramaturg, theatre creative, and gender consultant who tells stories of queer and trans affirmation and joy.

Named a ‘person to watch’ by American Theatre Magazine, Josie’s recent work includes Other World at Delaware Theatre Company, Miss Step at Village Theatre, Interstate at East West Players, Orlando at Royal Manitoba Theatre, and development work through Playwrights Horizons, MCC, Seattle Rep, Kansas City Rep, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and multiple pre-Broadway projects. She has also served as gender consultant for the American Theatre Wing, the Broadway League, Concord Theatricals, Actors Equity Association, and more.

Beyond her two decades in professional theatre, Josie’s background includes work as a Gender Program Coordinator at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, a Research Specialist for TransFocus, and over 200 gender inclusivity trainings for theatres, schools, hospitals, businesses, and nonprofits.