Joseph Haj

Director at Guthrie Theater Foundation

Joseph Haj

Joseph Haj

Director at Guthrie Theater Foundation

Biography

Joseph Haj is the artistic director of the Guthrie Theater where he has directed The Glass Menagerie, Cyrano de Bergerac (his own adaptation), Romeo and Juliet, Sunday in the Park With George, King Lear, South Pacific, Pericles and West Side Story, which was the highest-grossing production in Guthrie history. Prior to joining the Guthrie in 2015, he served as producing artistic director at PlayMakers Repertory Company. As a director, Haj has worked at theaters across the U.S. and directed projects in a maximum-security prison, rural South Carolina, the West Bank and Gaza. He received an MFA from the University of North Carolina before beginning a career in acting and working with many internationally known directors. He was named one of 25 theater artists who will have a significant impact on the field over the next quarter-century by American Theatre magazine, and he is the recipient of the 2000 NEA/White House Millennium Council Grant awarded to 50 American artists, 2014 Zelda Fichandler Award (SDCF) and 2017 Rosetta LeNoire Award (AEA).

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Education
MFA

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill also known as UNC, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or simply Carolina is a coeducational public research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. North Carolina has been consistently ranked among the highest ranked universities in the United States and is one of the original eight Public Ivy schools that provide an Ivy League experience for a public schooling price. After being chartered in 1789, the university first began enrolling students in 1795, which allows it to be one of three schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States.

Career History
Artistic Director
2015 - Current

Founded in 1963, The Guthrie Theater is dedicated to producing the great works of dramatic literature, developing the work of contemporary playwrights and cultivating the next generation of theater artists. The Guthrie Theater engages exceptional theater artists in the exploration of both classic and contemporary plays, connecting the community we serve to one another and to the world. Through its extraordinary artists, staff and facility, the Guthrie is committed to the people of Minnesota and, from its place rooted deeply in the Twin Cities, influences the field as a leading 21st-century arts organization.

Director
Current

Guthrie Theater Foundation is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. The company was founded in May 7, 1963 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

Artistic Director
2006 - 2015
Boards & Committees
Board Member
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Theatre Communications Group, Inc. is a private company headquartered in the United States that operates as an association for the welfare of theatrical arts.

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The Theatre Communications Group, Inc. is a private company headquartered in the United States that operates as an association for the welfare of theatrical arts.

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