Joe Waechter’s plays include Lake Untersee, PROFILES, Good Ol' Boys, The Strangler, and The Hidden People. His work has been developed or produced by Playwrights Horizons, Workhaus Collective, Ars Nova, American Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Trinity Repertory Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Red Eye Theater, PRELUDE, The Amoralists, The Hangar Theatre, Red Eye, The Inkwell, Clubbed Thumb, Perishable Theatre, Pavement Group, and The 25¢ Opera of San Francisco.
Awards include the AracaWorks Graduate Playwriting Prize, Lucille Lortel Playwriting Fellowship, and a McKnight Advancement Grant and two Jerome Fellowships at the Playwrights’ Center, where he is currently a Core Writer. He has been a resident writer at Hangar Theatre, Tofte Lake Center, SPACE on Ryder Farm (part of the Working Farm writers group), and The Arctic Circle (an international artist residency aboard an ice-class sailing vessel in the high arctic). He is a member of the Dramatist Guild and a producing member of Workhaus Collective in Minneapolis MN.
Joe also creates work for other medium, including the “headphone operas” The Hoot Owl and Howard Gap Road, an interactive chapbook titled NEGATIVE | SPACE, and an immersive virtual reality piece titled Antarctica. While a resident in the Arctic Circle, Joe collaborated with sculptor Jess Perlitz on a short film, The Battles of Consecration, screened in the abandoned Culture House at Pyramiden, a Russian ghost town in Svalbard.
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.
MFA Playwriting, Brown University
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