Jo is the author of 100 works in every dramatic medium. Her work has been translated into many languages and has been performed all over the world.
Her plays include THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS QUEEN OF HEAVEN, EVE (co-written with Chris Goode, National Theatre of Scotland), THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, & Tron Theatre, Glasgow).
For radio, Jo has written FIVE DAYS WHICH CHANGED EVERYTHING, SPAM FRITTERS, WRITING HOME TO MOTHER, MADELEINE, AIN’T IT GRAND TO BE BLOOMIN’ WELL DEAD, and ENDING TIME, and has adapted BALTASAR AND BLIMUNDA and THE LEOPARD among many others.
Last year she performed EVE in Dundee Rep, the Nairn Festival, and the International Theatre Festival in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Her GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS QUEEN OF HEAVEN was touring Brazil continuously for the past three years but in the present repressive climate is too dangerous to be performed there. Recently she has performed the play in the Traverse (as their Christmas show), in Glasgow University Chapel, the Theatre de la Vie in Brussels, and will be performing it again for a week’s celebrations of the play’s tenth anniversary in the Tron Theatre in Glasgow.