Jojo Brown is a singing actor who made her Chicago debut as the clumsiest scarecrow in a third grade production of Wizard of Oz. Through youth and adolescence she was the "romantic male lead" in many musicals, and now most often plays sassy t-girls and spooky folks.
Her venture into professional Chicago theatre started years ago under the wing of American Theatre Company's former artistic director, the late PJ Paparelli. Jojo's most recent production at ATC was understudying Usman Ally in Anna Deveare Smith's one-woman show: Let Me Down Easy - playing twenty different characters with varying dialects, ethnicities, genders and ages.
Hedy Weiss called Jojo a "sexually ambiguous zombie" in her review for Harold Pinter's The Room at A Red Orchid Theatre, where she played Riley, under the direction of Dado.
Jojo is excited to continue working as a performer while transitioning, and hopes that her transparency reaches out to trans and queer youth of color.
She sings, plays piano & ukulele, and can write songs on the fly!
Jojo soaked some training up at UIC's School of Theatre and Music, and is an alum of The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts).