Joseph Martinez

JOSEPH MARTINEZ just returned to MCT after six seasons with the Arizona Broadway Theatre. During his time in Phoenix, Joseph held the position of Managing Artistic Director and Resident Director, where he directed 23 productions for ABT, including The Drowsy Chaperone, It’s a Wonderful Life, Anything Goes (ariZoni nomination), How to Succeed…, Kiss Me Kate (ariZoni nomination), Little Shop of Horrors, Man of La Mancha, A Christmas Carol, Miss Saigon, Forever Plaid and Footloose. Joseph also oversaw and organized all children’s programming for ABT, including the highly acclaimed Academy for Young Performers and Theatre for Young Audiences. A native of Utah and a graduate of Southern Utah University, Joseph worked for the Missoula Children’s Theatre for 13 years as a Project Coordinator for many of MCT local projects and served as Artistic Director for MCT’s summer Performing Arts Camp, where he staged 200 children ages 13 to 19 in Once On This Island, School House Rock, Live, The Lullaby of Broadway and Two Legends, New Voices. Prior to his tenure at MCT, Joe spent three years with the Utah Shakespearean Festival working in House Management, Box Office, Publicity, and as a Greenshow and Royal Feast Performer. His work for the US Air Force took him to Korea and Japan to instruct teachers, community theatre groups and community center personnel in all aspects of producing and staging musicals, talent shows and pageants. Joe also directed Leader of the Pack for the premiere season of Put-In Bay Summer Theatre in Put-In Bay, Ohio, as well as for four summers with The Bigfork Summer Playhouse. At Bigfork, Joe directed Grease, Forever Plaid, Once Upon A Mattress, The Star Spangled Girl, and Urinetown, The Musical. As an adjunct professor Joseph worked with theatre design students at Arizona State University and taught Stage Management for Mesa Community College, located in Mesa, Arizona where he also directed Death and the Landslide and To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday.