Joe has been Artistic Director of Live Theatre since April 2018, where he recently directed Clear White Light, a play by Paul Sirett with the songs of Alan Hull of Lindisfarne.
Previously he was Associate Artistic Director at Dundee Rep, where he directed Death of Salesman, Spoiling, The BFG, George’s Marvellous Medicine, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui and John McGrath’s The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil. He was also Co-Artistic Director of touring company Utter, where he directed Stand By, Bloody Trams and wrote and performed Educating Ronnie.
Other work includes: Our Teacher’s a Troll, The Last Polar Bears, Dear Scotland (National theatre of Scotland), The Red Shed, Showtime from the Frontline (Mark Thomas), Arabian Nights (Lyceum), Letters Home (Grid Iron), Dr Stirlingshire’s Discovery (Lung Ha/Grid Iron) and many productions for A Play, A Pie & a Pint.
His production of Death of a Salesman won Best Production, Best Actor and Best Ensemble at The Cats Awards 2017. His work has won four Fringe First Awards for Educating Ronnie (2012), Letters Home (2014), The Red Shed (2016) and Stand By (2017). Joe was Trainee Director at the National Theatre of Scotland 2007-8, under the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme.