2019 Season Dates: June through August
This is Joe’s third season with Door Shakespeare after directing A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night. Prior to serving as the Artistic Director of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater for seventeen years he founded and led the Ensemble Theater Company in Santa Barbara, California followed by a move to Wisconsin to be the Artistic Director of the Madison Repertory Theater. Since leaving the Milwaukee Rep in 2010, Joe’s directing projects include: The Misanthrope (nominated for a Lucille Lortel award for Best Off-Broadway revival) Julius Caesar, Macbeth, and his adaptations of Sense and Sensibility and The Tavern for the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Richard III, King Lear, Midsummer Night’s Dream and Wait Until Dark for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Great Lakes Theater, Sense and Sensibility for People’s Light Theater in Philadelphia, The Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead for Writer’s Theater in Chicago, Our Country’s Good for Resident Ensemble Players in Delaware, Theresa Rebeck’s O Beautiful for the Connecticut Repertory Theater, Holmes and Watson and Ten Chimneys for the Milwaukee Rep and Bloomsday for the Next Act Theater. Joe’s adaptations (with JR Sullivan) of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility have received approximately 200 productions in the US and abroad, including the Milwaukee Rep, American Player’s Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Roundhouse Theater, American Player’s Theater, People’s Light Theater, PCPA and the Connecticut Rep. After directing Much Ado About Nothing, Joe travels to Boise and Cleveland to direct productions of Pride and Prejudice. When not on the road directing, Joe lives in Gills Rock with his wife, Jami and their Tibetan Terrier, Odin, and enjoys riding his bike to the County’s many exceptional coffee shops.