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Born in southern California, Joseph Gilbert grew up in an Air Force family, moving to wildly different locations each year, from sunny California, to -40 degree below zero in North Dakota, to the humid south, and everywhere in-between. Joseph admits it was an exciting and fun way to grow up and the experience made him an expert map-reader along the way.

After earning a BFA in Visual Communications, Design and Illustration, Joseph ventured to Chicago, spending countless Saturday nights at Second City watching and studying Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Scott Adsit and Stephnie Weir. He later went through the Second City Improv program himself and continued his professional training at Atlantic Theatre Company in NYC (David Mamet & William H. Macy). He also studied with individuals from the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare and movement training with SITI Company.

Joseph’s travels eventually brought him full circle back to California where he proudly works in many mediums from film, TV, theatre and commercials.

Joseph is a New American Theatre studio and ensemble member, under revered Juilliard Graduate, SAG Nominated Actor, Jack Stehlin and Emmy and BAFTA nominated actor, Alfred Molina.

Commercially, Joseph has worked with award-winning director Mark Romanek on multiple high-profile national campaigns for Apple and UPS.

Joseph has been physically man-handled on set (all acting of course) by Tony Todd (Candyman) and has since had the pleasure to work on several films with Todd.

Of his frequent published reviews, Joseph has been called “seamless and charismatic”, “engaging and intriguing”, “a playful spirit”, “subtly superb”, “rich in acting chops”, delivered “a very tense and strong performance”, “played in most heartfelt fashion”, and “captures a high strung, volatile, self-indulging druggie with scary accuracy.”

Beyond Acting

Philanthropically, Joseph shares his time and talent with select charities and organizations, mentoring students in drop-out prevention programs, volunteering with an organization that brings arts programs into children’s hospitals and supports animal shelters and no-kill facilities.

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THE SERPENT Announced At The Odyssey Theatre

The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble re-opens its re-envisioning of the Odyssey's 1969 West Coast premiere of The Serpent, the Obie award-winning play by Jean-Claude van Itallie. The production initially opened in March, 2020 as part of the Odyssey's 50th Anniversary “Circa '69” Season, but was shuttered five days later by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Jennifer Chang, a Director, Actor and Educator Who Helped Found Chalk Repertory Theatre

This Spotlight focuses on Jennifer Chang, a director, actor and educator who helped found Chalk Repertory Theatre, a production company which matches plays to site-specific locations around Los Angeles. I first worked with Jennifer on Chalk Rep's production of Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan which featured a multicultural cast, performed outdoors throughout the lawns and courtyards at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles where the pre-eminent collection of Oscar Wilde materials in the world is housed.
Photo Flash: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Presents THE SERPENT

Founding artistic director Ron Sossi directs a revival of The Serpent by Jean-Claude van Itallie  as part of the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's 50th Anniversary “Circa '69” Season.
Ron Sossi Re-Visits Obie Award-Winning THE SERPENT 50 Years Later

Go ahead a?" take the apple. Founding artistic director Ron Sossi directs a revival of The Serpent by Jean-Claude van Itallie a?" winner of the 1969 Obie award and arguably the most successful ensemble work ever created a?" as part of the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's 50th Anniversary a?oeCirca '69a?? Season. Sossi previously directed the West Coast premiere exactly 50 years ago, in the spring of 1970, as the second production ever at the then brand-new Odyssey Theatre. The Serpent opens on March 7 at the Odyssey's current home in West L.A., where performances will continue through May 3.
Grand Theatre Announces Immersive CABARET

The Grand Theatre brings to the McManus Stage a daring and immersive experience, CABARET. 
Photo Flash: First Look at THE HAIRY APE at Odyssey Theatre

Renowned British actor/writer/director Steven Berkoff directs a rare production of Eugene O'Neill's 1922 expressionist play THE HAIRY APE. The production opened on May 14 at West L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
O'Neill's THE HAIRY APE to Play The Odyssey, 5/14-7/17

Renowned British actor/writer/director Steven Berkoff will direct a rare production of Eugene O'Neill's 1922 expressionist play The Hairy Ape, opening May 14 at West L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre.
Chalk Rep Theatre and Natural History Museum of LA County Opens GALLERY SECRETS Today

In conjunction with the Natural History Museum of L.A. County's 100th Anniversary, Chalk Repertory Theatre will premiere GALLERY SECRETS, four new short plays commissioned by four Los Angeles playwrights performed after hours at NHM. Each play is inspired by an assigned gallery, and set in the time period when that gallery was built, uncovering 100 years of history, architecture and exhibits.
Chalk Rep Announces the Cast of GALLERY SECRETS, Opening 9/21

Chalk Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of GALLERY SECRETS, presented in conjunction with the Natural History Museum of L.A. County's 100th Anniversary. Performances take place at the NHM on September 21, 22, 27, 29 and October 5, 6, 11 and 13 at 7:00pm.
BWW Reviews: The New American Theatre Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM in 1930's Greece, Complete with Gypsies!

The summer theater season wouldn't be complete without multiple interpretations of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream to quench our appetite for the Bard's most beloved comedy. I have never seen a production more understandable or better staged than the current one at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presented by the New American Theatre, directed by Jack Stehlin.

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