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Mr. Joe Deer

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Director, The Musical Theatre Ini...

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Wright State University
133 Allyn Hall 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton , Ohio 45435
United States

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    United Scenic Artists

Education

  • MFA
    Northwestern University
  • MFA , Directing
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • master teacher
    Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
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Joe is the author of "Acting ...
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Joe is the author of "Acting in Musical Theater" and "Directing in Musical Theater".
Joe Deer has been an international theatre and dance educator for nearly thirty years. He began his teaching career in New York City at Steps Studio, Dance Theatre of Harlem, The American Dancemachine Training Facility and many regional studios. Joe holds an MFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University and is Distinguished Professor of Musical Theatre at Wright State University (Dayton, OH), where he is head of the BFA Musical Theatre program and Director of The Musical Theatre Initiative. He was founding President of the Musical Theatre Educators Alliance and continues to work actively with the Educational Theatre Association, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and many regional arts education organizations. He is a frequent guest artist and master teacher at institutions including the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London, England), Danish Academy of Musical Theatre, Stage School (Hamburg, GE), Royal Welsh School of Music and Drama (Wales) and many of the top training programs in the US, including Carnegie Mellon University, North Carolina School of the Arts, University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music, Shenandoah University, and others.
Joe is also the award- winning director or choreographer of over a hundred- fifty productions in theatres from Off- Broadway to regional, summer stock and university stages. He recently made his London debut directing and choreographing THE BAKER'S WIFE.
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For four seasons Joe was Artistic Director of Struthers Library Theatre. He was also a resident director and choreographer at Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown, PA for ten seasons, staging almost thirty plays and musicals. He continues to work actively as a freelance director and choreographer at theatres throughout the US, including West Virginia Public Theatre, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and New Stage Collective in Cincinnati, OH
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-Arts Education: Joe Deer, of Dayton, professor, Wright State University;
"The 39 Steps," directed by Joe ...
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"The 39 Steps," directed by Joe Deer, Wright State's head of Musical Theatre, and adapted by Patrick Barlow from Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film, will play at the Loft Theatre from October 21 - November 7.
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directed by Joe Deer
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Thanks to Joe and Kevin.
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Thanks to Joe and everyone at Human Race. Special thanks to Todd and everyone at ATB!
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Thank you Joe, Kevin, and all at Human Race!
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Thanks to Joe and The Human Race for this opportunity to return to the Dayton stage and my family and friends for their love and support.
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Thanks to Joe, Sean, and Kevin for this opportunity!
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Much love and thanks to Kevin, Tara, Joe, and the whole HRTC team! www.adamsoniak.com
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Thank you: Agent Eddie Rabon, Human Race Theatre Company, Andrea Gastman, Jose Lares, Alpha Omega Dance Company, Trent Kendall, Paul Castree, Andreas Linardatos, Joe Deer, Edward Simonick.
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Joe Deer (Director) is a proud Resident Artist with The Human Race Theatre Company and has directed a dozen shows here, including Avenue Q, Seussical, Big River and Lend Me a Tenor. He is the Distinguished Professor of Musical Theatre at Wright State University where he is head of the BFA Musical Theatre program and Director of The Musical Theatre Initiative. Joe also works closely with Muse Machine here in Dayton and is active internationally as a director, choreographer, master teacher and scholar. He is the author of Acting in Musical Theatre (co-author, Rocco Dal Vera), Directing in Musical Theatre and dozens of articles. In a past life, he was an actor, dancer and stage manager on Broadway and on tour in shows such as Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, Singin' in the Rain, The Music Man and The American Dancemachine. Joe is also the newest inductee to the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame and is happy to call Dayton his home.
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Special thanks to Joe, Kevin, and MDJ!
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As a native, it is always fun to return to Dayton, and a pleasure to work with this exciting company and especially Joe Deer. Dick's work has been seen at the Virginia Stage Company, Starlight Productions in Pittsburgh, the Weston Playhouse in Vermont, the Pittsburgh Public Theatre and the McCarter Theatre in New Jersey. New York credits include Conrack for AMAS (nominated for an AUDELCO Award), Fascinatin' Rhythms, a tour for Columbia Artists and a new play, Wilson. He is co-author of Scene Design and Stage Lighting, soon to be in its 10th edition. He currently serves as the Associate Head of the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of United Scenic Artists. He received his MFA from Northwestern University.
"The 39 Steps," directed by Joe ...
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"The 39 Steps," directed by Joe Deer, Wright State's head of Musical Theatre, and adapted by Patrick Barlow from Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film, will play at the Loft Theatre from October 21 - November 7.
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