Joe Discher Biography

Joe Discher

is in his twelfth season with the Festival. N.J.S.F. acting credits: Amiens in AS YOU LIKE IT and Valentine in TWELFTH NIGHT. Locally, he was most recently seen as Charlie in WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER at the Theater Project. Currently the Festival's artistic associate, Joe directs and heads up casting for the various acting companies. N.J.S.F. directorial credits: last season's THE FANTASTICKS, hailed by The Star-Ledger as "better than the original off-Broadway production," and TWELFTH NIGHT on the Main Stage; TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, THE COMPLEAT WRKS OF WLLM SHKSPR (abridged) for the Other Stage; ROMEO AND JULIET for Shakespeare LIVE!; and THE TEMPEST and Brecht's THE VISIONS OF SIMONE MACHARD for the Next Stage Ensemble. He was the New Jersey Chapter winner of the National Society of the Arts and Letters 1999 monologue competiton. A soloist and cantor at St. Cassian Church in Upper Montclair, Joe previously sang for four years at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. He is a graduate of Drew University.

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Recent Performances
Production/Role WhereOpening Night
The Grouch ......Pan Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 7/24/2002
What I Did Last Summer ......Charlie Theater Project 11/9/2000
Recent Production Credits
Production/Credit WhereOpening Night
The Play’s The Thing ...... Directed Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 6/5/2007
Life Of Galileo ...... Directed Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 8/2/2005
That Scoundrel Scapin ...... Directed Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 7/16/2003
A Midsummer Night's Dream ...... Directed Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 12/3/2002
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