Joseph Papke, Artistic Director, is an actor, voice coach, and arts educator from the Twin Cities. As an actor and dialect coach, his professional credits include The Guthrie Theater, Penumbra Theatre, Park Square Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Old Log Theater, Illusion Theatre, Jon Hassler Theatre, Dudley Riggs, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, and The Children’s Theatre Company.  As an educator, he has taught theater skills at the Guthrie Theater, Youth Performance Company, the University of MN, Macalester College, Normandale Community College, and public schools in Faribault, Edina, and Minneapolis. Joseph studied improv at Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop and ComedySportz, and earned his MFA in Classical Acting from The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University.  He is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association and a certified Associate Teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork.



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