Josephine Were is a performance maker from South Australia. She’s interested in community story telling – in new stories and perspectives. She is searching always to uncover relevant and visceral ways to find and share these.

She’s created and/or performed with many art organisations and festivals both locally and interstate. Some include: Vitalstatistix, Country Arts SA, PADA, State Theatre Company of SA, Carclew, Riverland Youth Theatre, Restless Dance Theatre, No Strings Attached – Theatre of Disability, Adelaide College of the Arts, FELTspace, CACSA, Unley Council, Adelaide Festival, Crack Theatre Festival, Melbourne & Adelaide Fringe.

In 2017 Josephine has been an associate artist with Vitalstatistix, resident artist with STCSA, umpire to Meg Wilson’s first incarnation of epic live performanceSQUASH! at Adhocracy, and assist director to Michelle Ryan in creating Intimate Space for the Adelaide Festival.

Josephine is an Acting graduate of The Adelaide College of the Arts, and trained also with the legendary bastard Philippe Gaulier at his school in France in Clown, Buffon and Le Jeu. She holds an MA in Performance Making from Goldsmiths College, The University of London.


Our mission is to provide artists and non-artists with opportunities to create contemporary works that explore local ideas and new way of coming together in the public domain.

OSCA acknowledges we work on Kaurna Land – always was, always will be.

OSCA is funded by Arts South Australia. We also receive project support from the Australia Council, the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Country Arts SA and the City of Onkaparinga.