Joe Calarco

Joe Calarco’s Off-Broadway credits include Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky at Playwrights Horizons; Boy and In Transit (Drama Desk Nomination) at Primary Stages; in the absence of spring (writer/director) at Second Stage; Sarah, Plain and Tall at The Lucille Lortel; The Audience (contributing book writer) and Bury the Dead at The Transport Group; Fugitive Songs (Drama Desk nomination) at Dreamlight Theatre Company and Shakespeare’s R&J (adaptor/director, Lucille Lortel Award). He directed the national tour of Ring of Fire, and regionally his credits include Lincolnesque (world premiere) and The Glass Menagerie at The Old Globe; Assassins (Helen Hayes Award), Urinetown (Helen Hayes Award), Side Show (Helen Hayes Award), Nijinsky’s Last Dance (Helen Hayes Award), Gypsy, God of Carnage, the world premieres of Nest and The Boy Detective Fails and his own plays In The Absence of Spring and Walter Cronkite is Dead at Signature Theatre; The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (book writer/director) and The Burnt Part Boys at Barrington Stage Company; The Last Five Years (Barrymore Award Best Musical), Elegies (Barrymore nomination), M. Butterfly  and The Light in the Piazza (Barrymore Award) at Philadelphia Theatre Co.; Ordinary Days (Barrymore Award) at 11th Hour Theatre Company. As a writer his published works include Shakespeare’s R&J, In The Absence of Spring, and Walter Cronkite is Dead. He is a Drama League Directing Fellow and Co-Artistic Director of Breaking Bread Theatre.