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Teaching Professor

Area of Study: Performance Studies and Media Production

Office: 301E Bynum Hall
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 11-1pm or by appointment







B.S. Northwestern University, School of Speech

M.A. University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music

M.F.A. University of Southern California, Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program, School of Cinema

Joseph Megel joined UNC’s faculty in Communication in 2004. He is artist in residence in Performance Studies and director of the Process Series: New Works in Development, continuously presenting public readings of new works since 2008. He is Artistic Director of StreetSigns and Co-Executive Director of Harland’s Creek Productions, producer of new plays, screenplays, and short films.

Recent direction for StreetSigns includes: Cascade, Temples of Lung and Air, The Talk, Closer Than They Appear, Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green, Trojan Barbie, Blood Knot, Poetic Portraits of a Revolution, Dream Boy, and White People.

Off-Broadway and New York: Howard L. Craft’s Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green, Guillermo Reyes’s Men on the Verge of a Hispanic Breakdown (Outer Critics Circle Award), Dean Gray’s The Pattern at Pendarvis, Jim Grimsley’s The Lizard of Tarsus, The Working Project for The Working Theater.

Regional: Howard Craft’s Orange Light (Bulldog Ensemble Theater), Kane Smego’s Temples of Lung and Air (Detroit Public Theatre & PlayMakers Repertory), Jennifer Maisel’s The Last Seder (EST West, Theatre J, The Organic Theatre); Elisabeth Lewis Corley’s adaptation of The Miser (Duke University); Derek Goldman’s adaptation of Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Chapel Hill); A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Best of Enemies, The Brothers Size, The Goat, and Nixon’s Nixon (Manbites Dog Theater).