JOSEPH C. WALSH
YOUNG ARTIST DIRECTOR
Joseph is an award-winning theatre director and educator. He is originally from Boston, Massachusetts and holds a BFA in Theatre Production/Stage Management from Emerson College and a Master’s in Directing from Goldmsith’s College, University of London. He has recently returned to the USA after fifteen years of living and working in the UK where he built up an international portfolio of work. Most recently Joseph directed Ghost: the Musical starring Natalie Weiss and West Side Story at White Plains Performing Arts Center. He served as the Assistant Head of Musical Theatre for the Urdang Academy in London and a professor of Acting and Directing for the Cork School of Music at the Cork Institute of Technology. During his time in Ireland Joseph directed critically acclaimed productions of Hairspray and Singin in the Rain for the Cork Opera. In 2013 Joseph collaborated with West End star Linzi Hateley to devise and direct Linzi Hateley: True Colors- Life Since Carrie at Saint James Theatre in London and 54 Below in New York as well as the London Revival of Love Story: the Musical, which was nominated for an Off-West End Award for Best Musical. In London’s West End he served as Assistant Director on Coyote on A Fence and Resident Director on When Harry Met Sally (starring Molly Ringwald and Michael Landes). Joseph spent three seasons as the Touring Director for White Horse Theatre, the world's largest touring educational theatre company, where his work was seen across Europe and Japan. He has also directed educational work for Vienna’s English Theatre and has been the Artistic Director of the Award Winning Wild Oats Productions since its inception in 2005.
Joseph has won the Hilton Edwards Award for his direction of the play Lilies by Michel Marc Bouchard. Other directing credits include the 20th Anniversary Production of Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, the award-winning European premiere of The Temperamentals, The Laramie Project, the London premiere of Zanna, Don't!, and the Irish premieres of The Last Five Years, Songs For A New World, and The Laramie Project Cycle and an Irish national tour of The King And I.