Gordon started working with arepp:Theatre for Life in 1993 and is currently the organisation’s Financial Director and resident script writer. His duties at arepp: Theatre for Life include strategic and organisational development and planning, general administrative and office management, human resources management, financial management including fundraising and donor management, research, training, and all aspects of the development of the work and its methodology. Gordon has presented national, regional and international Issue–‐related trainings, and Applied Puppetry and Theatre workshops in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. He has presented conference posters and papers at, amongst others, the World Aids Conferences in Geneva, Durban and Toronto, the AIDS in Context conference in Johannesburg, the Education Entertainment conference in Somerset West, IDEA in Hong Kong, Dramatic Learning’s in Pietermaritzburg, and the IFTRin Stellenbosch.
Jo graduated, with distinction, with a BA Drama (Hons) and was the recipient of the Richard Haines Prize from Wits in 2012. Since graduating she has designed set and costumes for a number of productions in Johannesburg including The Crucible, Marat/Sade and The Imagined Land as well as lecturing Production Design at Wits. Her recent design projects outside of the theatre world include the design and construction of a park in Hillbrow for children on the Autism Disorder Spectrum and the design of an organic waste management system as part of research paper for the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. She Is currently working in Cape Town In production design, as a lecturer at SAE, and is producing a podcast around sex work, gender and performance. Her CV looks pretty weird.