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As a director, Joe is in high demand. He was Physical Comedy Director for Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare’s Globe London, and Regents Park Open Air Theatre’s, Oliver! Physical Theatre and Stunts Director for Woman & Scarecrow at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and Circus Skills Director for the Scottish National Opera’s, Ariadne auf Naxos. He’s collaborated with UK director Kim Gavin, co-directing projects in England and Europe with pop sensations Take That, the closing ceremonies of the London Olympics and Paralympics, and the interactive concert, Just Dance Live. He was director, playwright and prop designer for Servant of Two Masters at Coastal Carolina University, and Physical Comedy Director for Holiday on Ice, No Limits. He’s worked with a diverse range of artists including, Los Payasos Mendigos, Nakupelle, World Champions of Magic Scott & Muriel, Echo Echo Dance, the Dell’Arte Players, the Abbotts of Unreason, Windy Wynazz, Espacio Cirteani and the Clown Conservatory in San Francisco. Because of his unique experience, Joe is hired by solo artists and ensembles all over the world, developing original material for theatre, circus, dance, cabaret and outdoor spectacles.

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Woman & Scarecrow

Joe was Physical Theatre Director for Irish playwright Marina Carr’s, Woman & Scarecrow at Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London. Staged in a bedroom viewed from above, Joe taught actors to climb walls, open doors while lying down, roll into chairs bolted to walls, and manage the complex choreography for this unique stage design by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita. ~ photos-video

Ariadne auf Naxos

Working with some of the best opera singers in the world, Joe was Circus Skills director in this unique production directed by Anthony McDonald for the Scottish National Opera. A vibrant mix of opera, dance, knife throwing, bartender flair, hat tricks, acrobatics, juggling and dancing canes. ~ photos-video


Joe was Stunts and Physical Theatre Director for Oliver! at Regents Park Open Air Theatre, London. Staged on stacked shipping containers and a revolving platform, Joe created a comic chase with a 4 meter ladder, sending actors up, over and around the containers, a pickpocket dance sequence, greater physicality in the actors’ characterizations, enhanced mask work and prop play. ~ photos-video

Taming of the Shrew

Joe choreographed comic duos, an acrobatic Irish Wedding – even a jump rope routine – for the Globe’s 2016 production of Taming of the Shrew. Directed by Caroline Byrne, the play was set in Ireland during the 1916 Rising, retelling the Bard’s story with a “brave, fierce, passionate” take for the 21st century. ~ photos-video

Servant of Two Masters

As guest faculty at Coastal Carolina University, Joe directed his adaptation of Servant of Two Masters. Filled with surreal imagery – including dancing trout and a talking steamer trunk – it also featured comic acrobatics, juggling with wine bottles and pies, inventive slapstick comedy, and a pair of sexy aerialists dangling from a giant spaghetti noodle. ~ photos-video


Joe directed Circus Bone Idle’s, OtherWorlds, four eccentric characters telling tales from Ancient Ireland. Developed as an outdoor spectacle, it was a stunning mix of juggling, diabolo, masks, giant puppets, aerial silk, acrobatics and live music. ~ photos-video

Clown Conservatory

As Artistic Director of San Francisco’s Clown Conservatory from 2011-2015, Joe collaborated with solo artists and ensembles creating original work in Clown, Circus, Slapstick and Commedia dell’arte. His work was featured on ABC Nightline and in the film, Bizarre: A Circus Story ~ photos-video

Los Payasos Mendigos

Joe’s work with this popular physical theater troupe included choreographing slapstick, acrobatic and trampoline routines, leaping over a banana flambé, a duet with machetes, ensemble drumming, directing solo and group scenes, and developing comic play with props, puppets and stage scenery. ~ photos-video

The B!G Show

The B!G Show was a collaboration with World Champions of Magic, Scott & Muriel. Featuring a four piece band, dancing horses, a cactus doing a striptease, an Elvis Impersonator and a tango with a ladder, all woven into a story of romance and magic. Joe directed several numbers in this show full of “accidental” illusions. ~ photos-video


Joe collaborated with artist Minna Matilda to create a series of shows that featured Masks, Puppetry, Physical Theatre, Clown and Melodrama. Joe was integral in developing nakupelle’s inventive use of stage design, prop play, costume manipulation and audience interaction. ~ photos-video

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