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Joe is a projection and lighting designer for live performance and events.
Current work as Projection Designer includes Holmes and Watson for Kinetic Theatre, The Diary of Anne Frank for Prime Stage Theatre, Looking for Erik, and an educational show at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. Previous work includes Godspell for the UHS Performing Arts Center, The Hard Problem for Quantum Theatre, The Christians for Kinetic Theatre, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 1984 and The Giver for Prime Stage Theatre; The Who’s Tommy at the Pittsburgh Playhouse; and Hair, the world premiere of Aglaonike’s Tiger, Nine, Big Fish, and Avenue Q for University of Pittsburgh Stages.
He was selected as a winner in a contest sponsored by USITT and internationally renowned Lighting and Video Designer Tupac Martir to projection map the Iglesia De Santo Domingo in Cartagena, Colombia. The festival is being rescheduled for Bogota, Colombia in 2019.
In 2016, Joe worked as a member of the Video team under Tony Award-winning Video Designer Finn Ross on the Broadway premiere of American Psycho and as a member of the Video Engineering Team on the Boeing Centennial Projection Spectacular in Seattle, Washington.
As a Lighting Designer, projects include Peter and the Starcatcher, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Big Fish for UP Stages; as well as Singin’ in the Rain, Anything Goes, Legally Blonde, and All Shook Up for the Norwin Theatre Company.
In addition to Joe’s experience as a Projection and Lighting Designer, he also has experience working in other areas of theatre as both a Sound and Scenic Designer. Additionally, as a member of the electronics and audio staff, toured the country with Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps during the summer of 2013. That summer, Carolina Crown won their first DCI World Championship. Joe is the Electronics and Audio Designer for the Penn-Trafford High School Bands and on the Electronics and Audio Team for the Norwin High School Marching Band.
Joe graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil) in Theatre Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Information Science. While at Pitt, he was an active member of the University of Pittsburgh Chapter of the United States Institute for Technical Theatre, serving as a chapter officer. He is also a general member of USITT.
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