Josephine Longo is a Chicago-based performer with a great love of Jane Austen. She has worked in the Chicagoland area, Northern California, and Toronto and is an alumnus of the Sacramento Theatre Company’s Young Professionals Conservatory. For several years, she collaborated with Red Barn Productions (of Great Dickens Christmas Fair fame), performing historically based street theatre. Some of her favourite roles include Thomasina in Arcadia, Madeleine Leclerc in Quills, and Nell Gywnn in Compleat Female Stage Beauty. She disagrees with Miss Austen that no one besides herself will love Emma Woodhouse (because Miss Longo does as well!).