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Joe is a multidisciplinary theatre artist who specializes in acting, teaching, directing, and mask making.  He has thirty years of experience as a professional actor and has been teaching Acting methodologies of all sorts to students across the United States for the past decade and a half.  

As a performer, Joe has appeared in the First National Broadway tour of the 7-time Tony Award winning National Theatre/Lincoln Center production of Warhorse.  Regional acting credits include The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Utah Shakespearean Festival, The Acting Company, Roust Theatre, Weston Playhouse (5 seasons), Mettawee River, 52nd Street Project, among others.  He has appeared on television in Law and Order CIQuantico, and numerous national commercials and voiceovers.  For Joe's complete Acting Resume, please click here.  

 

Joe is currently a Lecturer in Acting at the University of Iowa.  Prior to his arrival in the midwest, he was a faculty member at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, as well as a teacher at TVI Studios, New York Film Academy, and Stagedoor Manor for the Performing Arts.  As an instructor of performing arts, Joe’s teaching skillset includes Meisner, Stanislavski, Fitzmaurice, LeCoq, Voice Over, and Mask.  You can download Joe's teaching CV here.

A proponent of devised work and theatrical mask performance, Joe is the founder and artistic director of Homunculus Mask Theater, for which he has received three New York Innovative Theatre Awards (Mask Design, Movement, and Direction).  Joe has also worked as a prop and mask maker for Bard College Summerscape, Play Your Part Seattle, Elephant Run District, and Acheson Walsh Studios, where he helped construct the masks for the Broadway revival of The King and I.  To see some of Joe's work, please go to the MASK GALLERY tab on this site. 

Joe holds a BA in Theatre from Bates College and an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine.  He has also studied at  The Dell Arte School of Physical Theatre (one year program), Movement Theatre Studio, The Marymount London Drama Program, and, in 2011, completed a mask making intensive with Donato Sartori at the Museo Internazionale della Maschera in Italy.  

Joe was the 2017 recipient of the Grant Wood Fellowship for the Performing Arts.  He is a proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA. 

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