Josepth Graves


(Stage Director)

Joseph Graves began as a director, writer and actor over 24 years ago and has directed more than 36 shows in this country and in Great Britain. His extensive background includes 20 original scripts he wrote for stage and screen, acting in some 65 stage productions and guest-starring in dozens of television shows. His directing highlights include:

  • Hamlet (Welsh National Theatre, Great Britain)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Royal Court Theatre, London)
  • The Alchemist (Haymarket Theatre, Londonís West End) and
  • Tartuffe (MacOwen Theatre, London).

In North America, Graves directed the World Premiere of Revoco, a musical based on the life of Martin Luther (Texas Shakespeare Festival), Richard II (Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Ontario, Canada),

The Seagull (La Jolla Playhouse), Strange Snow (Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis), The Glass Menagerie (Los Angeles Stage Company), and American Buffalo, Louisville Actors Theater).

Known for innovative projects, Graves directed Rouge et Noir, an environmental theater piece set in the National Archives of Old Washington, in which the audience followed the actors by horseback and on foot over a mile and half path.

Joseph received his professional theatrical training from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.