Joanna Russo is a director, writer and performer hailing from NYC. NY directing credits include: Dialogue at the American Theater of Actors, Alice in Bed at the Juilliard School and Sideshow at the Susan Stein Shiva Theater. In 2007, Joanna fell deeply in love with the city of New Orleans. Here she has co-written and performed in The NOLA Project’s How to Draw the Sun, NEW NOISE’s Vigils, Sound Off! and After the War, Mondo Bizarro’s Race Peace and last year’s State of the Nation Festival. She is a founding member of NEW NOISE and directed their multidisciplinary production, Maybe You Can’t Tell, at the Old Ironworks. In 2009, Joanna received an NPN/Transforma grant to begin a storytelling workshop at a senior living facility in New Orleans. Currently, she is facilitating a storytelling and arts-based program for elders who have Alzheimer’s disease through the Alzheimer’s Care and Enrichment program. She is also hard at play directing our latest production, Pchile Goyin, in collaboration with NEW NOISE.