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Joseph Hendell

MFA Directing 2020


Joseph Hendel is the 2020 graduate of the MFA Directing program at UC San Diego. From New York, he is a writer, director, and composer. His plays include Katzelmacher, USA (inspired by Fassbinder’s Katzelmacher, the cell), The Tasty Karp Hotel (Teatr Fredry in Gniezno, Poland), Playing with Masculinity (Have Art: Will Travel! Inc.), and Beware the Ides of Monday (the cell). Other directing credits: The Inner Circle (an opera about Alfred Kinsey at the Brick Theater’s F*ckfest), AVoid2Remember (Title:Point’s?! Festival), Appendage (1st Irish Theater Fest) and works by Brecht, Ionesco, Pirandello, and Gilbert and Sullivan. He is a resident artist at the cell, a two-time member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and is trained in clown and Commedia by master clown teacher Christopher Bayes. He is the co-bookwriter of the musical Open Road (NYSAF), an avid computer music composer, and holds a B.A. in Music from Yale College. He enjoys synthesizers, German-Jewish critical theory, and playing with his pet chihuahua, Molière. UC San Diego credits: Monster (Director/Composer, WNPF ‘19), Life is a DreamTambo and Bones (WNPF 2018), A Raisin in the Sun (AD).

UC San Diego credits

Orestes 2.0 (Director)

Monster (Director/Composer, WNPF ‘19)

Life is a Dream (Director)

Tambo and Bones (WNPF 2018)

A Raisin in the Sun (AD)