Joseph Haj

Joseph Haj is Artistic Director of the Guthrie Theater (2015-present), where he has directed Sunday in the Park with George, King Lear, South Pacific, and Pericles. Other directing projects include: Folger Theatre: Hamlet (Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Production); Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Henry V, Pericles (also Folger and Guthrie). As Producing Artistic Director of PlayMakers Repertory Company (2006-2015), he directed: The Tempest, Metamorphoses, Cabaret, Henry IV (Parts I and II), Henry V, Nicholas Nickleby, The Illusion, Amadeus, Pericles, Big River, As You Like It, Cyrano de Bergerac (also adapted), and Into the Woods. Other directing experiences include directing maximum-security inmates in a production of Henry the Fifth, creating and directing Voices with the rural community of Batesburg-Leesville, S.C., and conducting workshops in the West Bank and Gaza and with the Oneida Nation. As an actor, Joseph has worked with many of the nation’s leading directors and theatres and internationally in Salzburg, Edinburgh, Paris, Berlin, Venice, and Japan. He has been named one of 25 theatre artists who will have a significant impact on the field over the next quarter-century by American Theatre magazine and is the recipient of the 2014 Zelda Fichandler Award (SDCF) and 2017 Rosetta LeNoire Award (AEA).