ABOUT ME

 Joe Juknievich is a freelance theatre director and arts administrator, based in Boston, Massachusetts. Since graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 2016, he has professionally directed full productions for Exiled Theatre, the Firehouse Center for the Arts, and Praxis Stage. He has also directed readings and other small projects for SpeakEasy Stage Company and TC Squared. Recent Assistant Director credits include shows produced by SpeakEasy Stage Company and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (Apprentice Program). Prior to graduating, he frequently directed and assisted on shows produced by the Mask and Dagger Dramatic Society (the University of New Hampshire's student-run theatre organization), for which he was recognized as a semi-finalist in the SDC Iniative at the American College Theatre Festival, and also directed for the Actorsingers of Nashua, NH, for which he was nominated for Best Director of a Community Theater Musical. During the 2017-2018 season, he worked as SpeakEasy Stage Company's Artistic Fellow, where he helped produce the company's innaugural sensory-friendly performance for audience members with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 
During the daytime, he works as the Administrative Assistant for the newly renovated Emerson Colonial Theatre, providing administrative support to all full-time staff. He is also a proud Company Member of Exiled Theatre, where he directed the three-time IRNE-nominated world-premiere of Nurse Play, by James Wilkinson, at the Boston Playwrights' Theater. When not in rehearsal, 
Joe can be found giving walking tours of the Freedom Trail and bonding with his social-justice warrior hedgehog, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.