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Joe Godfrey

Joe Godfrey. A New York City and Connecticut-based writer, Joe's play Claptrapp premiered at Emerging Artists Theatre in Manhattan. His play In Good Faith, with Tony-winner George Grizzard, was presented at the National Arts Club in Manhattan and subsequentl...

Biography

Joe Godfrey. A New York City and Connecticut-based writer, Joe's play Claptrapp premiered at Emerging Artists Theatre in Manhattan. His play In Good Faith, with Tony-winner George Grizzard, was presented at the National Arts Club in Manhattan and subsequently at the Hudson Showcase Theatre in New York. Massage Therapy was produced at the Red Barn Theatre in Key West and named runner-up in the Eric Bentley New Play Competition. Bed & Breakfast premiered at the Key West Festival and has been produced in Provincetown, Massachusetts and Lexington, Kentucky. Joe's holiday play, A Queer Carol, (published by Playscripts, Inc.) was presented at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre in Manhattan and later at Seven Stages Theatre in Atlanta, the New Phoenix Theater in Buffalo, the Emerald Theatre in Memphis, the Alternative Theatre of Phoenix, the Wilton Manor Theater of Fort Lauderdale, the Suncoast Theatre of St. Petersburg, the Desert Rose Theatre of Rancho Mirage, California, and the New Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Other productions: Communications at The Gallery Players and the National Arts Club; The Call Back at Manhattan Punch Line; Child Support, Village Scene Productions in Montreal (first prize - Playwrights Workshop), Provincetown Playwrights Festival, and Theatre OUTlanta; and Flight at the John Houseman in Manhattan. Joe's one-acts, Swan Song, Take Two, Beep, Rabbit Ears, and Wild Spots, among others, have been featured in festivals around the country. He has written for the Westchester County Monthly, Washingtonian, New York Times, Harper's, and is a contributor of humor pieces for the Litchfield County Times. Mr. Godfrey graduated cum laude from Lehigh University, taught English at the Peddie School (New Jersey), and studied writing with Mark O'Donnell and acting with Mel Blanc, Austin Pendleton, and Uta Hagen. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, the Playwrights Division of TOSOS II, AEA, and SAG.

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