Joe Waechter’s plays include Lake Untersee, PROFILES, Good Ole Boys, The Strangler, and Memory Library. His work has been developed or produced at Playwrights Horizons, Ars Nova, American Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Trinity Repertory Theatre, he Amoralists, The Hangar, Red Eye, The Inkwell, Clubbed Thumb, Perishable Theatre, and The 25¢ Opera of San Francisco.
He is the recipient of two Jerome Fellowships at The Playwrights’ Center (2011-12 and 2012-13), a 2008-9 Lucille Lortel Playwriting Fellowship, a 2011 Jerome Emerging Artist Residency at Tofte Lake Center, the Weston Award in Playwriting, two awards from the Kennedy Center/ACTF at regional and national levels, and was a Playwright-in-Residence at Hangar Theatre for summer 2012. In 2009, Joe received a travel grant to Iceland for the research and development of a three-part epic play, The Hidden People.
Joe also creates work for other medium, including a headphone opera titled The Hoot Owl, an interactive chapbook titled NEGATIVE | SPACE, and an immersive virtual reality piece titled Antarctica. In 2010, he founded The Awesome Collective, an interdisciplinary performance collective that explores new methods and vocabularies for collaboration in Providence, RI.
Teaching credits include courses and workshops at Brown University, University of Minnesota, University of Rhode Island, and The Playwrights’ Center. His play Dragonflies is available from Dramatics Publishing, and his articles have appeared in The Dramatist magazine. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from Brown University.
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