Josephine Kearns is a dramaturg, educator, and theatre consultant specializing in transgender, queer, and intersex issues. She has worked with Kansas City Rep, Shaw Festival Theatre, Fifth Ave. Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, TimeLine Theatre, and Northwestern University, among others, and is currently the gender consultant for the Broadway development of the new musical STU FOR SILVERTON (prod. Diana DiMenna).
A lifelong theatre artist and former educator, Josephine also conducts in-depth education sessions on topics of gender and inclusivity for schools, hospitals, businesses, arts organizations, nonprofits, and more.
A queer and trans artist herself, Josephine is also a Program Coordinator for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, where she built the first mentorship program for trans youth in the United States. She additionally consults with Trans Focus, an organization the helps build gender inclusive organizations, and has worked with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine to implement more inclusive curriculum and policies.