Josephine Kearns (she/her) 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. She has worked as a program coordinator for the gender program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; she serves as a gender consultant for businesses with Trans Focus; she supported Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in making a more gender- and queer-inclusive curriculum; and she has contributed to gender policies for a number of public institutions, including Chicago Public Schools and the State of Illinois.