Directing

2013 - A SALUTE TO THE U. S. PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS IN THE ARTS
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC


2013 - AN AFFAIR OF THE ARTS, NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION GALA
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
Miami, Florida


2013 - YOUNGARTS LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles Theatre Center
Los Angeles, California


2012 - YOUNGARTS MIAMI
The Colony Theatre and New World Center
Miami, Florida


2011 - PLAYS FROM THE PROVINCETOWN PLAYERS
by Edna St. Vincent Millay, Eugene O'Neill, Susan Glaspell, Joe Salvatore, and members of the company
Provincetown Playhouse
New York, NY

This production featured three one-act plays: Aria da Capo by Edna St. Vincent Millay, Fog by Eugene O’Neill, and Trifles by Susan Glaspell.  I also worked with the eight company members to devise a contemporary framework play that enveloped the three one-act plays. Click on the title above for images from the production.



2011 - YOUNGARTS LOS ANGELES ALUMNI PERFORMANCE
Warner Bros. Steven J. Ross Theater, The Colburn School, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
Los Angeles, CA


2011 - YOUNGARTS: OUT OF THE STUDIO, ON THE PLATFORM
by Joe Salvatore and the company members
Various locations in New York City
New York, NY

This collage piece was created with 2011 YoungArts Silver Award winners and toured to El Puente Academy for Peace and Social Justice, El Puente CBO, and Frank Sinatra School of the Arts.



2010 - 20 YEARS OF LEARNING STAGES: A BENEFIT PERFORMANCE
Pfleeger Concert Hall, Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ

A benefit performance to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Learning Stages, formerly known as the Gloucester County Summer Drama Workshop.  Also raised money for a scholarship fund in memory of one of the founders, Judith Gollihur.



2010 - CHAMACO: BOY AT THE VANISHING POINT
by Abel González Melo, English translation by Yael Prizant
New Perspectives
New York, NY

World premiere reading of the English translation by Yael Prizant of this play.  Part of the 2010 NoPassport Conference.



2010 - OPEN HEART
by Joe Salvatore
New York International Fringe Festival, La MaMa E.T.C.
New York, NY


2009 - DARK SHADOWS AUDIO DRAMAS: CURSE OF THE PHARAOH
Big Finish Productions

This audio drama based on the hit soap opera Dark Shadows was released in August 2009.

Starring Nancy Barrett and Marie Wallace.



2008 - III
by Joe Salvatore
Cherry Lane Theatre
New York, NY

Director and creator of this original theatre piece that explores the 15-year relationship between Glenway Wescott, Monroe Wheeler, and George Platt Lynes developed from their letters and journals. New York International Fringe Festival. Received the festival’s Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding play, an honor selcted by an independent panel of over 50 theatre professionals.



2008 - IZZY ICARUS FELL OFF THE WORLD
by Aliza Goldstein
Lincoln, NE

Workshop
Part of the Educational Theatre Association’s Playworks Series at the International Thespian Festival 2008.



2008 - MEDEA REDUX
by Neil LaBute
London, England

Workshop
Part of a dissertation project at University of London, Goldsmiths College.



2008 - THE CLASS PROJECT
Pless Hall Black Box Theatre
New York , NY

Premiere.
An original interview theatre project co-created with an acting ensemble that explored perceptions of class and socioeconomic status in New York City.



2008 - TWELFTH NIGHT
by William Shakespeare
Provincetown Playhouse
New York, NY

Workshop production with NYU’s Shakespeare Youth Ensemble.



2008 - WHAT CAN'T BE SEEN
by R. N. Sandberg
Provincetown Playhouse
New York, NY

Staged reading
NYU’s New Plays for Young Audiences Summer Series



2007-2008 - THE TEMPEST
by William Shakespeare
New York, NY

NYU Shakespeare-to-Go company’s abridged version of the play for a city-wide school tour.



2007 - AS YOU LIKE IT
by William Shakespeare
Pless Hall Black Box Theatre
New York, NY

Workshop production with NYU’s Shakespeare Youth Ensemble.



2007 - MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
by Katie Sheldon
International Thespian Festival
Lincoln, NE

Workshop
Part of the Educational Theatre Association’s Playworks Series at the International Thespian Festival 2007. 



2007 - THE TEMPEST
by William Shakespeare
Provincetown Playhouse
New York, NY

Created and performed by middle and high school students in NYU’s Looking for Shakespeare Program. 



2006 - CARTOGRAPHIC MUSINGS
Samuel Beckett Theatre
Dublin, Ireland

Co-creator of this interview theatre piece that explored personal and community identity in the Irish county of Dun Laogharie-Rathdown.



2006 - MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by William Shakespeare
Provincetown Playhouse
New York, NY

Created and performed by middle and high school students in NYU’s Looking for Shakespeare Program. 



2006 - POLAROID STORIES
by Naomi Iizuka
Pless Hall Black Box Theatre
New York, NY


2006 - RICHARD II
by William Shakespeare
Actors Theatre Workshop
New York, NY

Workshop production with NYU’s Shakespeare Youth Ensemble.



2005 - BORDERS
Samuel Beckett Theatre
Dublin, Ireland

Co-creator of this interview theatre piece that explored what the word "border" means to people living in Ireland.

Remounted at the Provincetown Playhouse, New York, NY in April 2006.



2005 - TRANSFIGURED
by Julie Marie Myatt and Joe Salvatore
Pless Hall Black Box Theatre
New York, NY

Premiere



2004 - ROMEO AND JULIET
by William Shakespeare
Provincetown Playhouse
New York, NY

Created and performed by middle and high school students in NYU’s Looking for Shakespeare Program.



2003 - 5 X WILDER: PLAYS FROM THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS CYCLE
by Thornton Wilder
Provincetown Playhouse
New York, NY

An evening of one-act plays including The Drunken Sisters, In Shakespeare and the Bible (NYC premier), Cement Hands, A Ringing of Doorbells, and The Wreck on the Five-Twenty-Five.



2003 - PERICLES
by William Shakespeare
Provincetown Playhouse
New York, NY

Created and performed by middle and high school students in NYU’s Looking for Shakespeare Program. 

Featured as part of the 2003 American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) Conference.



2002 - AUGUST IS A THIN GIRL
by Julie Marie Myatt
CenterStage--LAByrinth Theatre Company's Barn Series
New York, NY

Staged Reading



2002 - MINDLYNES
by Joe Salvatore
Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Brooklyn, NY

Workshop
An original performance piece inspired by the life and photographs of George Platt Lynes.



2002 - WORDS TO LIVE BY
Pless Hall Black Box Theatre
New York, NY

An interview theatre project that explored definitions and perceptions of survival. 



2001 - COWBIRD
by Myatt
Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab
New York, NY

Workshop



2000 - THE LIVING
by Joan Larkin
Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Brooklyn, NY

New York Premiere.



1999 - CALLING SPRINGFIELD HOME
New WORLD Theatre / CityStage
Springfield, MA

An evening of perfomances uniting four different communities.  Worked with young adults to refine this original piece for presentation. 



1998 - A TRUMPET SOUNDS
by Pablo Medina
Gloucester County Summer Drama Workshop
Pitman, NJ

Premiere



1998 - EURYDICE!
Curtain Theater
Amherst, MA

A pupperty tale created by Chris Bailey, Emily Stork, and Andrew Wittkamper based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.



1998 - LIFE GOES ON
by Robert Ripley
Gloucester County Summer Drama Workshop
Pitman, NJ

Premiere



1998 - QUINCEANERA
Curtain Theater
University of Massachusetts, MA

An original, multi-faceted theatre piece dealing with the losses and triumphs of the queer community and the Latino community over the first 15 years of the AIDS pandemic.  Created by Alberto Antonio Araiza (aka "Beto"), Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, and Michael Marinez. Subsequent performances included the Del Corazon Festival in Chicago (April 1998), INROADS: The Americas in Miami (September 1998), Intersections conference and New WORLD Theatre in Amherst (October 1998), Jump-Start Performance Co. (November 1998), and Santa Fe Stages (July 1999).



1997 - DASHBOARD PHOTOGRAPHS
by Salvatore, et al.
Gloucester County Summer Drama Workshop
Pitman, NJ

Premiere



1997 - THE FIVE-MINUTE ROMANCE
Lyric Stage
Boston, MA

A co-production with Dimock Street Voices and the Lyric Stage’s Teen Neighborhood Theatre.



1997 - THE LOVLIEST AFTERNOON OF THE YEAR
by John Guare
Gloucester County Summer Drama Workshop
Pitman, NJ


1997 - THE RED COAT
by John Patrick Shanley
Gloucester County Summer Drama Workshop
Pitman, NJ


1997 - TRIFLES
by Susan Glaspell
Gloucester County Summer Drama Workshop
Pitman, NJ


1997 - YOUR OBITUARY IS A DANCE
by Bernard Cummings
Lyric Srtage
Boston, MA

A co-producation with Dimock Street Voices and the Lyric Stage’s Teen Neighborhood Theatre.



1996 - THE WIBBLY, WOBBLY, WIGGLY DANCE THAT CLEOPATTERER DID
by Terrence McNally
Curtain Theater
Amherst, MA


1995 - KISS ME, KATE
by Cole Porter (Music and Lyrics); Bella and Samuel Spewack (Book)
Gloucester County Summer Drama Workshop
Pitman, NJ


1995 - THE MAN WHO TURNED INTO A DOG
by Osvaldo Dragun
Department of Theatre, University of Massachusetts MA

An Argentine agit-prop theatre piece translated and adapted by Harley Erdman for a bilingual touring production. 



1994 - 42ND STREET
by Harry Warren (Music); Al Dubin (Lyrics); Michael Stewart & Mark Bramble (Book)
Gloucester County Summer Drama Workshop
Pitman, NJ


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