joanna pickering - playwright
Joanna is an award-winning actress and writer. Her plays have sold out in New York, Paris and London, and are stocked in The Drama Book Shop, NY. In 2022, Bad Victims ran at The Courtyard Theatre in London, directed by Erica Gould (Neil Labute/Theresa Rebeck) starring Pickering and Richard Emerson (West End Chess, ENO Coliseum). The play was described as Sarah Kane meets Noel Coward. The Endgame pre-viewed off-Broadway at New Perspective Theatre, directed by Illana Stein (awarded excellence in directing) and in Paris at The Big Funk Company.
In 2021, Truth Lies and Deceptions sold out its full production, at Le Pave D’Orsay Theatre, in Paris, with Joanna performing a lead role, and receiving national press. It staged in NY as a reading with Caroline Aaron (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Dan Lauria (Lombardi) with artistic director Christine Cirker (FAB Women/Barrow Group).
Joanna’s debut award-winning play, Beach Break, is adapted for series with an Academy award-winning team. It was awarded mentor Kelly Edwards (then VP HBO). Her debut film, Boardwalk, screened at The Anthology Film Archives, in 2019, and was nominated for best film and best suspense thriller at NY Web Fest. Joanna has worked as a script consultant for some of the industry’s leading talent and award-winning scripts.
As an actor, in 2022, Joanna won Best Actress at Los Angeles Film Awards and The Actors Awards for her work on Diva. She has performaned many lead roles in independent films as well as smaller roles in TV (eg. Alongside Benedict Cumberbatch/see IMDB), stage credits include Lady Macbeth, after training at Lee Strasberg.