Writer

Dione Joseph has been writing for print and digital publications since 2008. She has worked as an advertorial writer, arts reviewer, arts journalist, copywriter for real estate as well as a food critic and arts editor. Her work can be found in The Manawatu Standard, The Tribune, Melbourne City Newspaper, Australian Stage, The New Zealand Herald, Canvas, Metro, DANZ magazine and The Big Idea. Some of her theatre reviews are also available on Radio NZ.

Dione is also an academic writer and researcher and in her spare time continues to undertake research. She has published several articles and book chapters. You can read Performing Difference Differently: New Ways of Doing, Old Ways of Seeing and Power and Privilege: The Role of the Reviewer in Responding to Indigenous Theatre both article address the state of theatre in New Zealand and are open access.

Dione is a mentor to a number of aspiring arts journalists and reviewers whose work can be found on Black Creatives Aotearoa. Her mentees include Diane Wesh who wrote two large features on Black Creatives during the COVID-19 Lockdowns as well as hosting the Black Out Series.

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