Joni-Rae Carrack

Joni-Rae Carrack

Puppeteer, Performer, Workshop Leader, Podcaster, Indepdent Researcher

  • Location: Hertfordshire/London/Brighton
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available


My name is Joni and I'm a Freelance Creative.

After years of answering "So what do you do?" with a variety of answers I was still trying to figure out what I do.

It was my husband that first called me this and it seemed to encapsulate everything I do, I've done and will probably ever do. I work creatively with everything and anything I do.

I specialise in performing, theatre-making, puppetry, working with biography, workshops, research, using my hands... I tend to just give anything a go with an open mind and an open heart.

Most of my work focuses on mental health having lived with Generalise Anxiety Disorder since I was 11. I'm all about honesty, awareness, curiosity and starting conversation.

All I want is to make lives easier, tell stories seldom told and maybe find something beautiful amongst it.

Work History

Workshop Leader - Harrow Arts Centre

Feb 2015 - Present

Co-Founder & Performer - BearDog

Sep 2014 - Present

Performing Arts & Development Co-Ordinator - The Woodoaks Association

Apr 2013 - Present

Co-Founder & Performer - Sort Of Theatre

Jan 2013 - Present

Craft Workshop Leader - Compass Theatre

Oct 2013 - Mar 2015

Associate Artist - Indomitable Productions

Apr 2014 - Sep 2014


Advance Theatre Practice - M.A - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015

Modern Drama Studies - B.A - Brunel University

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012


  • Marketing
  • Acting
  • artistic development
  • devising
  • Editing Video
  • Live Performance
  • marketing design
  • performing
  • Pitching/presenting and proposal writing
  • puppet making
  • puppeteer
  • puppetry
  • research
  • storyteller
  • theatre
  • theatre-maker
  • workshop leader
  • writing