Joe is a Lecturer in Acting. 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, among others. He has appeared on television in Law and Order CI, Quantico, and numerous national commercials and voiceovers.
Prior to his arrival in Iowa, 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. 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, Elephant Run District, and Acheson Walsh Studios, where he helped construct the masks for the Broadway revival of The King and I.
Joe holds a BA in Theatre from Bates College and an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine. He has studied at The Dell Arte School of Physical Theatre, Movement Theatre Studio, and, in 2011, completed a mask making intensive with Donato Sartori at the Museo Internazionale della Maschera in Italy.
Joe is the 2017 recipient of the Grant Wood Fellowship for Performing Arts.