Joe Price

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Joseph Price is the Program Director for the University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program.   He has worked as a director, actor and fight choreographer throughout the country.   He is a founding member of A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago and the Oasis Theatre Company in Buffalo, where he served as associate artistic director.  He spent 11 years at the University of Missouri, Kansas City/Kansas City Rep where he was Associate Head of Acting for the MFA Actor Training Program.   At the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City he directed Clybourne Park the World Premiere of James Stills’ The Velvet Rut, Well,  Painted Alice,  Bright Ideas, Blue/Orange, Fuddy Meers, The Shape of Things, The Pillowman and The Lieutenant of Inishmore.  He directed The Cripple of Inishmaan for Kansas City Actor’s Theatre and A Steady Rain for Riverside Theatre.  In 2003 he directed the World Premiere of Wild Boy, The Musical, book by the head writer of Sesame Street, Lou Berger.   He has directed numerous university productions inluding Uncle Vanya, Enron, Killer Joe, Anything Goes, Present Laugher, Boesman and Lena, Tape, The Importance of Being Earnest, Polaroid Stories, American Clock, Mad Forest and The Circus Show.   The Circus Show is a rock musical that was developed as part of UMKC’s Festival of NOW, with faculty from the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre.  In 2008 he worked closely with Carl Wilkens to create a work based on his book I’m Not Leaving, which detailed Wilkens’ expereince during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.  I’m Not Leaving premiered at the 2008 Anne Frank Project and was live-streamed to Rwanda.  Mr. Price spent 14 years at Perry-Mansfield in Steamboat Springs, Colorado serving as theatre faculty, Director of Theatre and Production Manager.  He also teaches acting at the ARTSBRIDGE summer intensive.  Acting credits include numerous productions in regional theatre, commercials and the CBS series Dangerous Curves.  In the 1980s he starred as Choo Choo the clown in the Preschool Express Video Series.  Joseph Price received his MFA from Southern Methodist University.