Jojo is a queer writer and producer whose works explore gender, the people pushed to the fringes of society, and folks trying to get their chance.
A tenth-generation Tennessean, after college Jojo followed their passion for representation through storytelling to New York City where they worked for several years as a theatre maker. Jojo premiered eight new plays in New York, was recognized as an O'Neill Semi Finalist and as a Sewanee Fellow, and founded an annual festival of new works: Duct Tape and a Dream. After six years in New York, Jojo moved to Los Angeles to tackle TV and screenwriting, and the Duct Tape and a Dream festival continued under a new artistic director.
Since coming to LA, Jojo's series JOCKSTRAP PALACE was optioned by New Form Productions, Jojo was awarded the Sloan Grant for the pilot HOME TO ROOST, and Jojo's feature script THE FALL placed at the Austin Film Festival.
Jojo is currently a staff writer for the Facebook Watch series TXT Stories where Jojo's highest episode has 16+ million views. Previously Jojo wrote for the Parcast series GONE, was showrunner's assistant on the Paramount series HEAVEN OF HELL, and was a Development Coordinator on FINAL SPACE S1 & S2 (TBS), I SHIP IT S2 (CW), PARTY GIRL pilot (Freeform), MR. STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT S1-S4 (go90), and MISS 2059 S2 (go90). Jojo's plays continue to be produced in New York and regionally, and in 2019 Jojo's ten-minute play THE BOOK OF RUTH was published in a collection from Smith & Kraus.
TO AND FROM
Jojo wrote an episode for TO AND FROM, a new short-form series centered on ride-sharing as a window into people's evolving lives.
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Parcast Series GONE
Jojo has been tapped to write an episode for the podcast series GONE.
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New Form optioned Jojo's series concept JOCKSTRAP PALACE.
Check out this funny short exploring the world.