Joe Short

Joe Short

Production Technician
Joe Short

Joe is a professional theatre technician, teaching artist, and actor.

At Harvard, Joe has been the production technician for the Office for the Arts supporting extra-curricular theatre productions and events since 2014.  His current professional work also includes being the production manager for Gloucester Stage Company, a 170-seat equity house in Gloucester, MA for the past four seasons. Prior to moving to Boston in 2014, Joe was the master carpenter and lead technician for the Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theater in Rhode Island. He has done freelance technical theatre work throughout Southern New England. 

Joe has been an adjunct professor of acting, voice, and movement for the BFA program at the University of Rhode Island since 2012. He has also taught courses in acting, Shakespeare, performance styles, directing, and vocal technique at Salve Regina University, Rhode Island College, and Providence College, and has directed mainstage productions for each institution.

In addition to his work behind the scenes and in the classroom, Joe is a founding artistic associate of two theatre companies: Bridge Rep of Boston and Providence’s The Wilbury Theatre Group. He is a professional actor and member of Actor’s Equity Association, and has performed on many stages in Boston, Rhode Island, New York, and Washington DC. This past summer, Joe performed in Harold Pinter’s ‘The Caretaker’ for the Wilbury Group, and in ‘The Rainmaker’ at Gloucester Stage.

Joe is an M.F.A. graduate of the Brown University/Trinity Rep Consortium, and lives in Boston. If he’s not working on a stage somewhere, you can find him working on a house project or travelling with his wife, McCaela.