Since forming Stone/Castro in Europe 2003, Jo Stone and Paulo Castro have been commissioned to direct, create, write and perform contemporary theatre pieces for Australian and European Companies and Festivals. Independently they continue to freelance and have worked for companies such as Company Les Ballet C de La B, Portuguese National Theatre, Chunky Move, Schaubuhne-Berlin and State Theatre SA but together are recognized for forging unique, humorous, corrosive, contemporary and original theatre/dance works.
Since forming Stone/Castro in Europe 2003, Jo Stone and Paulo Castro have written, created and toured their contemporary theatre pieces to many Australian and International venues and festivals. Independently Jo Stone and Paulo Castro continue to freelance for companies such as Les Ballet C de La B, Portuguese National Theatre, Chunky Move and the Schaubuhne-Berlin among others. But together they are recognised for forging unique humorous and corrosive contemporary theatre dividing roles of direction, writing and performing between them depending on the vision for each production.
Stone/Castro’s works include (in Australia since 06): Wake Up Hate, Red Sky, SOF#1 (for ACArts), Dis-integration (for DanceNorth), B-File (nominated for three Melbourne Green Room Awards ’07), Private Lives (Feast Festival/nominated for a Ruby Award ’09), Tom the Loneliest (No Strings Attached/nominated for 2 Melbourne Green Room Awards ’10) and recently Gorge 09/Footsoldiers (Brink/written by Nicki Bloom).
They are currently negotiating publishing Paulo’s written theatre pieces in Portugal, and will present their latest production Blackout at ACArts in association with the Adelaide Festival 2014.