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Josephine Kearns

Josephine Kearns

Based in Chicago • NYC • Seattle • Wherever

She / Her / Hers • Member Since 2019

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My Story

Originally a stage manager and production manager, Josie shifted gears when a producer said, "hey you're doing this work for us, shouldn't we give you more money and a title?" and decided to call her a Gender Consultant. In the years since she has worked across the US and Canada as a pioneer in the field, specializing in trans, queer, and intersex identities. She is proud to now be the Consultancy Director for Ring of Keys, and *thinks* she might be the only theatre artist in the US with gender consulting as her primary focus. You can find her wherever gender needs consulting.

Sexual Orientation
iSexual orientation describes a person's enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction to another person


Gender Identity
iOne’s internal, deeply held sense of gender. Some people identify completely with the gender they were assigned at birth (usually male or female), while others may identify with only a part of that gender, or not at all. Some people identify with another gender entirely. Unlike gender expression, gender identity is not visible to others.

Female (I'm also trans)


Gender Consultant & Dramaturg