They are also interested in cringe, fanfiction, trans joy and things that get a bad rep because teenage girls like them. They are currently making a performance series under the umbrella THE @TORVILL&DEAN69 PROJECT, exploring neurodiversity, fandom and pleasure. Development for this began during their 2019 Starter Residency at National Theatre of Scotland.
The Live Work Fund will enable Jo to develop a sustainable, accessible, and specifically neurodiverse practice. They will investigate how fandom and fannish practices can be used as a methodology in neurodiverse performance practice, to create a sense of pleasure-focused permissiveness when making work. They will also invite a group of neurodivergent artists to explore these new processes. Jo will be developing skills in sound through mentor-based learning to help their professional development as their work becomes increasingly sound based.