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Jo Twaddle

It was cold the morning of New Year’s Day in 2015 when Jo woke up blind.

They remember the icy feeling of the cracked wooden floorboards underneath their feet when, as they tried to look around their room decorated with maps & flags from his travels, Jo realized that the familiar shapes of their belongings had all blurred together and that they could only make out the general color and light that were emitted from their direction.

And once they recovered their sight a month later with the help of outstanding doctors, Jo has had to fight to reclaim their sight. Without being able to discern between objects, depth, contrast, and shadow, they struggled to reorganize the visual world. So with a renewed focus, Jo seeks through their artistic career to claim their vision and demonstrate how they sees the world post-blindness.

Jo's influences are eclectic and widely ranged, but their style is always both intentional and playful with story, character, vibrant colors, and scale. Jo has a keen interest in theatre, philosophy, literature, music, queer issues, and spectacle.

Jo is an eager emerging artist, designer, and certified English educator from middle Tennessee. In 2018, Jo transitioned from education to working professionally in theatre.

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