Josie Burke is an actor, writer and producer. 'Heirloom', a short film that she wrote, produced and starred in alongside Tony & Emmy Nominee Norm Lewis and Drama Desk Award winner Mary Bacon, was made with an entirely female and/or non-gender identifying crew, and to date has been accepted into the LA Independent Women's Film Festival, Toronto International Women's Film Festival, Monmouth Film Festival, Berlin Indie Film Festival, the 8 & Halfilim Awards, Austin Lift-Off Film Festival, Cranford Film Festival, Sweet Democracy Film Awards, Big Apple Film Festival, Florence Film Awards, International New York Film Festival, Los Angeles Indie Film Festival, Block Island Film Festival, SOHO International Film Festival, New York Shorts International Film Festival, Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival, The Art of Recovery Film Festival, Culver City Film Festival, Grove Film Festival, Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, and USA Film Festival, winning six of them. As an actor, her stage roles include The Accidental Kiss (The Dream Up Festival/Theater for the New City), and Belgrade Trilogy (4th Street Theatre, NYC). Her film roles include features Impossible Monsters (alongside Santino Fontana), and Worth Fighting For (available for streaming on Amazon Prime). Josie is a proud graduate of the Atlantic Theater Company's Full Time Conservatory Program, and a former student of the late, great Wynn Handman. She was born and raised in Jersey City, where she still lives.
"Josie Burke playing Clarista was really remarkable and showed deep feeling for the situation.” - Craig Lucas, Playwright