Director

collage-41Dione first begun her directing repertoire with the obscure W.B Yeat’s play: The Land of Heart’s Desire in 2006. This particular choice reflected her fascination with language and aesthetics, one that has continue to form the foundation of her ongoing work. A student production with all the challenges and rewards of creating work in Palmerston North, New Zealand it nevertheless provided a platform for Dione’s next production: Fools by Neil Simon. Produced by Hooligan Theatre at the University of California, Los Angeles while on exchange, it was during this time that Dione was offered the unique position to be the company’s guest director for their fall production.
The opportunity to work with a plethora of resources, experts and mentors further strengthened her passion for creating shared and collaborative visions and returning to New Zealand in 2008 Dione was appoint producer for the Manawatu National Festival of New Art in which she was also a performer in the Voice Project Aotearoa.After leaving home for Australia to continue study and work Dione continued to direct a range of different productions including new work by Melbourne Writers Theatre, Shakespearean adaptations, classic Australian plays and worked closely in collaboration with actors such as Keith Brockett, Stephanie Ozstreicher, Saara Lamberg, Kevin Dee, writers such as Alana Valentine, Lee Gambin and directors including Tom Gutteridge and Scott Rankin.

She is currently developing new international work in collaboration with Indigenous artists both in Australia and New Zealand and also in Canada where she will be based Feb-Mar 2014.

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For future projects, including directing theatre, community based performances, site-specific work or performance installations please contact projects@dionejoseph.com.