Josephine Kearns (she/her) is a gender consultant, dramaturg, and creator specializing in queer, transgender, and intersex issues. She has worked on 28 TimeLine productions, as a stage manager, as staff production manager from 2010-2016, and as dramaturg and gender consultant on BOY. Her consulting work also includes projects with Seattle Rep, Kansas City Rep, the Perelman Center for the Arts (N.Y.), Shaw Festival Theater (Ont.), Village Theatre (Wa.), Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and Fifth Ave. Theatre (Wa.), as well as work on the Broadway development process of STU FOR SILVERTON (prod. Diana DiMenna). She is also the gender consultant for Actors’ Equity Association and for Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, and the consultancy director for Ring of Keys.

In addition to her theatre work, Josie conducts trainings and consults with nonprofits and businesses of all types around gender inclusivity. She has worked with over 100 organizations including Chicago Public Schools, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Mid-Continent Public Library (Mo.), the University of British Columbia, and the State of Illinois. More at

Member of Actors' Equity Association

Putting it together

The process of putting up a show at TimeLine is always both exhilarating and exhausting. But that may never be more true than when we produce a show away from our home on Wellington Avenue. …

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