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Joe Jung BIO

Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jung studied acting at Western Michigan University (BA) and the University of Connecticut (MFA). He moved to New York in 2004 where he founded Project: Theater, a company dedicated to producing new and forgotten plays. With the company, Jung has acted in the New York premieres of Naomi Iizuka's Language of Angels, Shel's Shorts by Shel Silverstein, Unity (1918) and My Custom Van, which the company adapted from the book of essays by Michael Ian Black. He also directed J.B., The Florentine, The Secretaries, and the world premieres of Mangella and Occupation. Project: Theater also hosts Our Bar, a monthly night of original theater performed in at Failte Irish Whiskey Bar.

Joe is a prolific multi-instrumental actor-musician, composer, singer-songwriter. He was granted a New York Innovative Theatre award for his live sound design for Unity (1918), has released several solo albums (available on all streaming platforms), and plays regularly with his jug band, The Salt Cracker Crazies. He also builds cigar box instruments and other musical oddities through is workshop, Five Points Instruments.

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Joe Jung STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Audible and Public Theater Off-Broadway Production, 2022
Sub Musician

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Performer (Swing)

[Immersive]
Original Immersive Production, 2009
Performer

Joe Jung Productions

 
[New York, 2020]
Assistant Music Director

Writing

Creator

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Broadway, The Public)

Coal Country (The Public)

Unity (1918) (Project: Theater)

A Thick Description of Harry Smith (Culture Project)*

The Nightingale and the Rose (Metropolis Opera Project)

Henry IV (Resonance Ensemble)*

Cyrano DeBergerac (Theatre at St. Clements)*

The Tempest (Smith Street Stage)



Bright Star (The Old Globe)

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (The Alliance / Nat'l Tours)*

The Grapes of Wrath (Connecticut Repertory Theatre)*

Assassins (Berkshire Theatre Group)*



Red Dead Redemption II (Rockstar Games)



Joe Jung News


Interview: Carmen Cusack of LAY YOUR HANDS ON ME

An actor telling other peoples' stories just became a singer-songwriter telling her own, as Carmen Cusack releases her first-ever album of original compositions.

Carmen Cusack To Release Album Of Original Music LAY YOUR HANDS ON ME

Twice Tony nominated and widely admired, Carmen Cusack spreads her wings with a new album of self-composed songs titled LAY YOUR HANDS ON ME, to be released on April 25th.

Tonight's Performance of COAL COUNTRY Cancelled

Due to a positive COVID-19 test result in the company and out of an abundance of caution, tonight’s performance of Coal Country at the Cherry Lane Theatre has been cancelled. Performances are expected to resume tomorrow, Saturday, March 26, at the matinee.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of the Public Theater's COAL COUNTRY

The return engagement of The Public Theater's production of Coal Country officially opened last night, Thursday March 10 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC).

Photos: First Look at COAL COUNTRY; Opens Tonight at the Cherry Lane Theatre

We've got your first look at Coal Country, written by Drama Desk winners Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music written and performed by three-time Grammy Award winner Steve Earle. Produced by Audible Theater, this return engagement of The Public Theater’s production opens tonight, Thursday March 10 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC).

Audible Theater Announces Talk-Back Series For COAL COUNTRY; Previews Begin Tonight

Audible has announced a special series of post-show talk-backs for the return engagement of The Public Theater's critically acclaimed Coal Country, written by Drama Desk winners Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music written and performed by three-time Grammy Award winner Steve Earle.

Audible Announces Full Casting for The Public Theater Production of COAL COUNTRY

Audible Inc. has announced full casting for the return engagement of The Public Theater’s critically acclaimed Coal Country, written by Drama Desk winners Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music written and performed by three-time Grammy Award winner Steve Earle.

Audible Theater to Present The Public Theater Production of COAL COUNTRY at the Cherry Lane Theatre

Audible Inc. will produce a return engagement of The Public Theater’s critically acclaimed Coal Country, written by Drama Desk winners Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music written and performed by three-time Grammy Award winner Steve Earle.

BWW Review: Carmen Cusack is Breathtakingly, Beautifully, Brilliantly BARING IT ALL at 54 Below

The Tony Award-nominated actress has been keeping a secret, but after last night, the secret is out: Carmen Cusack is a spectacular songwriter, and this week she is singing her songs at 54 Below.

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of COAL COUNTRY

COAL COUNTRY, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music by Steve Earle and direction by Jessica Blank, just celebrated opening night at the Public Theater.

SPRING AWAKENING, SHINKA & More Win Off-Off-Broadway IT Awards

On Monday, September 16, 2019, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation announced the 2019 recipients at the annual Off-Off-Broadway IT Awards. For the past 15 years, the It Awards have celebrated the vibrant and creative indie theatre community under the dedicated leadership of Executive Directors Shay Gines and Nick Micozzi who are stepping down and at the ceremony introduced new leadership for the organization: Cat Parker, Artistic Director of Articulate Theatre Company; Ariel Estrada, Producing Artistic Director of Leviathan Lab Projects; and Jazmyn Arroyo, Co-Founding Artistic Director of Step 1 Theatre Project will join Akia Squiteri, Artistic Director of Rising Sun Performance Company as Directors of the organization.

The New York Innovative Theatre Awards Celebrates 15 Years & The 2019 Award Nominees

On Monday, July 29, 2019, The New York Innovative Theatre Awards, announced the 2019 nominees for the annual Off-Off-Broadway awards. The It Awards have celebrated the vibrant and creative theatre community for the past 15 years.  The official announcement took place at (Le) Poisson Rouge by six celebrated artists and producers from the community including: Jazmyn Arroyo, Jennifer Betite Yen, Iyvon Edebiri, Chris Ignacio, Ashley Rogers, and Erez Ziv.

Nominees Announced For New York Innovative Theater Awards, Celebrating Off-Off-Broadway

On Monday, July 29, 2019, nominees were announced for The New York Innovative Theatre Awards, celebrating Off-Off-Broadway.

Our Bar Announces YOUR BAR: ANOTHER ROUND

Now in its 10th season, Our Bar announces it's next show, 'Your Bar: Another Round'.  on Wednesday, December 5th at 7PM and 9PM at the Failte Irish Whisky Bar. You've heard OUR bar stories, now they want to hear YOUR bar stories! Last December the company took on the challenge of turning its audiences wildest, weirdest, funniest and craziest bar stories into Our Bar scenes. It was such a raging success that they've decided to do it AGAIN!

Our Bar Theatre Company Celebrates 10 Years

Don't try to make OUR BAR sober up. It won't. Its environment is essential to its storytelling: it's site-specific theater, set in a bar. And on Wednesday, November 7th at7PM & 9PM, the company will celebrate the start of its 10th Season at Failte Irish Whisky Bar. Each OUR BAR show lives and dies in one night. Climb Failte's stairs, grab the Bud Light included with your $10 ticket, claim your stool and be prepared for, well, anything...

Photo Flash: CT Repertory Theatres Opens THE GRAPES WRATH

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) opens its 2018-19 season with Frank Galati's award-winning adaptation of John Steinbeck's, "The Grapes of Wrath." Gary English will direct.

CT Repertory Theatre Opens Season With THE GRAPES OF WRATH

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) opens its 2018-19 season with Frank Galati's award-winning adaptation of John Steinbeck's, "The Grapes of Wrath." Gary English will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from October 4th through October 14th, 2018. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113.

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival Presents World Premiere of BERGEN

BERGEN is a dark comedy set in Norway in the near future. We follow rock musicians Tor, Hans, Erik, and Inger, who vow to find a name for their band that reflects America's collapse. While they argue over politics and art, they drink, erotically fantasize, and break into song. An unforeseen event sends the band into a tailspin with accusations of betrayal, drunken confessions, and a shocking act of violence. BERGEN is a play about youthful ambitions, America's betrayal, and creating art in the face of a world that is falling apart.

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival Presents World Premiere of BERGEN

BERGEN is a dark comedy set in Norway in the near future. We follow rock musicians Tor, Hans, Erik, and Inger, who vow to find a name for their band that reflects America's collapse. While they argue over politics and art, they drink, erotically fantasize, and break into song. An unforeseen event sends the band into a tailspin with accusations of betrayal, drunken confessions, and a shocking act of violence. BERGEN is a play about youthful ambitions, America's betrayal, and creating art in the face of a world that is falling apart.

Smith Street Stage Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

SMITH STREET STAGE is pleased to announce their production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Jonathan Hopkins. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will play June 20-July 1 Carroll Park (Carroll Stop off F & G) and July 11-15 Mark O'Donnell Theater, The Actors Fund Arts Center (160 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201).

Joe Jung FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Joe Jung been in?

Joe Jung has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Joe Jung been in?

Joe Jung has not appeared in the West End.

How many shows has Joe Jung written?

Joe Jung has written 1 shows including Our Bar (Creator).

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