BIOGRAPHY

Joe Juknievich is a freelance theatre director based in Boston, Massachusetts and a Founding Co-Artistic Director of Entropy Theatre. In addition to his work with Entropy Theatre, he has professionally directed full productions for Exiled Theatre (Nurse Play), the Firehouse Center for the Arts (Jesus Christ Superstar), UMASS Lowell (Perfect Arrangement), and Praxis Stage (All My Sons​). He has also directed readings and other small projects for SpeakEasy Stage Company (The Usual Unusual and Game On) and TC Squared (Stir-frying Mahjong). Recent Assistant Director credits include shows produced by SpeakEasy Stage Company (Allegiance) and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (Apprentice Program) (The Tempest​). 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 (New Hampshire Theatre Awards). 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. Recently, his produciton of Praxis Stage's All My Sons was nominated by the Elliott Norton Awards for Best Ensemble. When not in rehearsal, Joe can be found giving walking tours of the Freedom Trail and bonding with his feminasty hedgehog, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

Areas of artistic focus include: new works, re-imaginings and queerings of classic or canon texts, dramatizing the historic record, utilizing movement in performance, and interrogating the audience-performer relationship.