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Director

Joe Brady

Joe is a director, actor, writer and comedian formerly based in New York City, newly relocated to Baltimore. He earned an MFA in directing from CUNY and is a graduate of Second City, Chicago. Joe served as artistic director of Mother Lode Productions, Baltimore, where he won best director awards for The Mysteries, What’s So Funny?, Waiting for Lefty and Kafka Dances. As a writer, Joe works have been developed and produced in Baltimore, Chicago and New York. His short play, The Vestibule, took top honors at The Sketchbook One Play Festival in Chicago in 2001 and, in the same year, Bow Down was produced at La Mama, New York. As a performer in Chicago, Joe won a Del Award for Best Show for The Placebo Effect. He has taught acting and improvisation at Brooklyn College and Hunter College in NYC. Joe is currently an artistic associate with the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival and has completed a new screenplay, Verrazano Narrows. Acting credits also include a Tragedian in R&G Are Dead at Centerstage in 2009. Directing credits also include Taming of the Shrew in 2008 and Comedy of Errors in 2010. Joe became an Equity actor this spring playing Guildenstern in R&G Are Dead at the BSF and will direct The SantaLand Diaries this December at Rep Stage in Washington, D.C. Joe’s slogan for HCT is “Save the Drama for the Stage.”