Joe Foust

Play in the PNA Catalogue

> Apollo and the Trials of Hercules


Joe Foust has written three plays with John Maclay and this one is definitely in the top five. They also wrote The Revolting Teens of Sherwood and Romeo and Juliet Walk into a Bar. Joe also wrote Once a Ponzi Time and Sci Fi Action Movie in Space Prison, which he is more proud of since he doesn’t have to share royalty money for them. Chicago acting credits include The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (American Blues, Jeff Award for best solo performance) The Beard of Avon, Measure for Measure, A Christmas Carol (The Goodman), What the Butler SawEndgame (Court Theatre), Mother Courage and Her Children (Steppenwolf), Jeeves at Sea, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Unnecessary Farce, Making God Laugh, The Woman in Black (First Folio) Kabuki Medea (Wisdom Bridge), The Seagull, Major Barbara (Remy Bumppo), Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Next), Spin, Santaland Diaries (Theatre Wit), fifteen productions with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, where favorites include Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale, Hamlet, Timon of Athens, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV parts 1 and 2, and three seasons with Oak Park Festival Theatre. Regional credits include playing Hamlet at Nevermore Theatre, The 39 Steps, Around the World in 80 Days, (Cleveland Playhouse) five productions with Milwaukee Shakespeare, Kabuki Achilles (People's Light and Theatre Co),  The Winter's Tale (Missouri Rep), Romeo and Juliet (River Styx, London) and twenty seasons acting, writing and directing with Peninsula Players. Joe is a founding member of Defiant Theatre, where credits include directing and co-writing Action Movie: the Play and Ubu Raw. TV and film credits include Chicago Fire, Proven Innocent, Early Edition, Parks and Recreation, Normal, and Cupid. Make sure to compare John and Joe’s bios to see who is most important.