Joe Godfrey

A CT and NYC-based writer, Joe’s play, COHN CROSSES OVER, was produced in the ALAP Hollywood Fringe production in 2017. His published plays include: ROMANCE LANGUAGE, UNDERSTANDING LEAR, CLAPTRAPP, WIDOWS, A QUEER CAROL, and PIG TALE. ROMANCE LANGUAGE had its premiere production in spring 2014 at Seven Angels Theatre, Waterbury CT, after workshops at Emerging Artists Theatre in NYC and had its off-Broadway premiere in fall 2015 at Ars Nova in NYC. (Playscripts. Inc.) Joe’s one-act, UNDERSTANDING LEAR, (Heuer Publishing), was produced in June 2016 at the 19th annual Black Box Festival at the Gallery Players in Brooklyn. Joe’s holiday play, A QUEER CAROL, (Playscripts, Inc.) premiered at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre in Manhattan has had productions at the New Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, Seven Stages Theatre in Atlanta, the New Phoenix Theater in Buffalo, the Emerald Theatre in Memphis, the Alternative Theatre of Phoenix, the Wilton Manor Theater of Ft. Lauderdale, the Suncoast Theatre of St. Petersburg, Santa Ana’s TheatreOut, and Village Scene Productions, Montreal, CA, among others, and will be produced this winter at the Desert Rose Playhouse in Rancho Mirage, CA. CLAPTRAPP (published by United Stages) premiered at Emerging Artists Theatre in Manhattan and was seen the following year at TheatreOut in Santa Ana, CA and at the Emerald Theatre in Memphis, TN. BED & BREAKFAST opened at the Waterfront Theatre at the Key West Festival and has been produced in Provincetown, MA and Lexington, KY. THE MISSION won first prize at NYC’s Fresh Fruit Festival (2010) and has been seen in numerous other venues. MASSAGE THERAPY (runner-up, Eric Bentley New Play Award) premiered at the Red Barn Theater in Key West. HARD LUCK was included in the Boston Theatre Marathon (May 2013) and was presented at the STS Playhouse in the Catskills (Aug. 2013). Other productions: COMMUNICATIONS at The Gallery Players, Brooklyn, THE CALL BACK at Manhattan Punch Line, NYC, CHILD SUPPORT, Village Scene Productions in Montreal Canada, Provincetown Playwrights Festival, Celebration Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, and Theatre Outlanta, Atlanta, GA, FLIGHT at the John Houseman in Manhattan and TheatreOut in Santa Ana, CA. Joe’s one-acts, SWAN SONG, TAKE TWO, BEEP, RABBIT EARS, WILD SPOTS, and CRUISE CONTROL, among others, have been featured in festivals around the country. He has written for the WASHINGTONIAN, NY TIMES, HARPER’S, and is a contributor of humor pieces for the LITCHFIELD COUNTY TIMES. Joe graduated cum laude from Lehigh University, taught English at the Peddie School (NJ), studied writing with Mark O’Donnell and acting with Mel Blanc, Austin Pendleton, and Uta Hagen. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, Emerging Artists Theatre, TOSOS II, AEA, SAG/AFTRA. He l;ives in Roxbury, CT, and NYC.