Johanne's most recent work has been with Macnas in Galway where she is now based.


Acting credits include She in How To Stop The Sea (Galway Theatre Festival), Soldier in Observe The Mothers of Ireland (Abbey Theatre), Cockroach in Macnas Cockroach Show, Creator in Caged Birds (National Theatre, Nairobi), Interference in The World’s Wife (Maison Foo), Mother in Lost (Neutral Space), Arabella in the London Cuckolds, Ludovina in Divine Worlds, Beth in Merrily We Roll Along, Moll in Moll Flanders and Mrs Loveitt in The Man of Mode (Capitol Theatre, Manchester)

Television and film roles includes Matare Highway (Producer/Director/Editor), Mary Spring Rice for 1916 (Abu Media), Lorna for the new comedy from Karl Spain (untitled) and the shorts Circe (CRChange Productions), The Viewing (Wonderful Life) and The Woman Who.

Other theatre credits include Assistant Director for A Damsel In Distress at Chichester Festival Theatre (2015), Assistant Director for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (rehearsed reading, Grand Canal), Performance Director for Symphony for the Restless (Macnas), Director/Producer for MJ Christmas Show (K4love Arts Centre, Kenya) and Caged Birds (National Theatre, Nairobi), Filming/Editing for The World’s Wife, Writer/Director/Performer for Black / White, Creator of Lost (Children’s mime show tour) and numerous one off performances for Macnas.

Johanne is currently devising two shows around the themes of motherhood, race and refugees, and is a member of MAMs (Mother Artists Makers).

Trained at Manchester Metropolitan University (Capitol Theatre) and University of Winchester.