FALLING FOR IGOR
Joe wants kids. What kind of a monster wouldn’t? Probably one who hasn’t sat through sixteen years of Catholic school, fended off a nun-aunt’s petitions to become a priest, and undergone testicular surgery to improve an apparently ailing sperm count. Falling For Igor is a playful, honest, and achingly funny solo show about love. And parents. And the relationships that drive us all crazy.
Falling For Igor premiered at the 2018 Charm City Fringe under the title un-a-parent, and was awarded Board Favorite.
Joe is currently a member of the 2019 Intern Company at The Barrow Group theater. His solo comedy Falling For Igor, developed with the help of Seth Barrish and Betsy True, premiered at the 2018 Charm City Fringe and was awarded Board Favorite. His short play, With This Ring, was selected as a finalist in the 2015 New York New Works Festival. He can also be seen in the award-winning comedy web series, Third Wheel.
Joe's comedic background includes study at Second City Chicago, Upright Citizens Brigade, the Peoples Improv Theater, and house team performances at the former Queens Secret Improv Club. While receiving a BA in Theater Performance & Broadcasting from Seton Hall University, Joe began his professional career interning for the head writers of The Late Show with David Letterman.
Joe also writes and produces brand creative content for networks including IFC and TV Land.
Betsy True has had a diverse career in the theatre as an award-winning director, producer, writer and actor that has spanned 35 years. She has directed numerous plays in NYC, NJ and LA, many of which were new works. She has directed pieces that have been performed at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, HERE Arts Center, Alliance Rep, Dreamcatcher Rep, Manhattan Rep, Downtown Urban Arts Festival, Hudson Guild, The Secret Theatre, The Chain Theatre, The Midtown International Theatre Festival, Strawberry Festival, The Whitefire Theatre, The Barrow Group, Fresh Produce’d LA and The Bendheim Performing Arts Center, among others. She has performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, in National Tours and in numerous regional theatres across the country. Her plays and songs have been performed in theaters in NYC and LA. She serves as the Artistic Director of the Youth Artistic Summer Intensive at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) as well as the Senior Director of Artistic Faculty and Curriculum Development at NJPAC. Her passion is developing new works with kids of all ages and sharing the joy of creating with those who feel they don’t have a voice in the world. Art transforms our world! Betsy is a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and FAB Women @The Barrow Group