Joe is a newcomer to the Chicago acting scene who is happy to make his debut in LoA! Originally from Buffalo, NY, he moved here a little over a year ago to pursue acting/comedy. Aside from recently graduating from The Second City Improv Conservatory, other Chicago credits include understudying IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (Oberst/Purdy) and TRUE WEST (Austin) (Shattered Globe Theatre), and performing in his own Irish improv group: SPUDS AND STOUTS. Like us on Facebook! Other favorite roles include THE LIAR (Alcippe), DEATH OF A SALESMAN (Bernard), THE LITTLE FOXES (Leo), and HENRY V (Boy). A big thanks goes out to Marc, and the rest of the team for the opportunity, and his girlfriend for the continued support.
Get to know Joe! :
TCTP: The characters that live after the incident spend a lot of time looking over their shoulders. What is one of your biggest fears?
JL: One of my biggest fears is for the future of our country, and the world, if I am going to be honest.
TCTP: To deal with what happened that night, some characters turn to certain means of escape. What is your biggest vice?
JL: My biggest vice has to be video games. There hasn’t been as much time as of late to enjoy them, but they have always been a source of enjoyment, socialization, and escape over the years.
TCTP: Tattoos/Body Alterations (best way we could say it with no spoilers) are are a recurring image in the play. Do you have any tattoos/piercings, etc?
JL: I do not have any piercings or tattoos, but I did have a cartilage piercing when I was in high school because I thought I was cool, but it didn’t last long. However, I still think I am pretty cool.
TCTP: The incident started from a group of teenagers having a night of dumb, reckless, fun. What’s a dumb thing you did when you were young?
JL: Ha! Well, I would be lying if I said that I didn’t do any dumb things when I was a teenager, because I did many. But, the one that sticks out most was when I was in 10th grade. A couple of my buddies and I went to the drug store across the street from school, stole two cans of Sparks (an alcoholic energy drink like Four Loco,) and got a little tipsy before school started. Needless to say, 2nd period math class was very interesting.
TCTP: The majority of the characters are coupled up at the beginning of the play. Who was your first young love? Bonus question: Are you still together?
JL: My first love was a girl named Emily, and it was in high school. To spare you all the details, I’ll just say that we are not together anymore.
Come see Joe and the rest of the cast of Language of Angels, running February 15 - March 26 at Redtwist Theatre.
Get tickets here: http://angels2017.brownpapertickets.com/