Joseph Goodrich is a writer and actor from Minnesota. His plays have been produced in New York City (Jean Cocteau Repertory, HERE Arts Center, New York Fringe Festival, Six Figures Theatre Company), Los Angeles (Padua Hills Playwrights Festival, Circus Minimus, Theatre of NOTE, Sharon's Farm, and others), San Francisco (SF Fringe Festival), New Orleans (Zeitgeist Center for the Arts), Minneapolis/Saint Paul (Red Eye Collaboration, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Study Cow Productions, and others) and Portland, ME (Portland Stage Company).
His play White Russian is included in The Back Stage Book of New American Short Plays 2005 (Craig Lucas, editor; Back Stage Books); Steak Knife Bacchae is included in Padua: Plays from the Padua Hills Playwrights Festival (Padua Hills Publications, distributed by TCG). His poetry has appeared in the Venice West Review, his fiction in Bullet magazine, Shots magazine and Vacant Funhouse e-zine, and he is a contributor to Conducting a Life: Reflections on the Theatre of Maria Irene Fornes (Smith and Kraus). His work runs the gamut from opera libretti (The Art of Eating, music by Jeffrey Lependorf, which received its premiere in Hudson, NY in October 2004) to comic books (Human Interest, written for Marvel Comics' Spider-Man Unlimited series, January 2004). His screenplay Symbiotica was filmed in July-August, 2005 in Indiana.
He is a member of New Dramatists, the Mystery Writers of America, the Screen Actors' Guild and Actors' Equity Association.