Joe Cacaci: Co-Artistic Director Berkshire Playwrights Lab
is the founding director of East Coast Arts, where he produced twenty world premiere plays over seven seasons, and the Producing Director, with Dan Lauria, of The Playwrights Kitchen Ensemble in L.A. from 1993 to the present, where over 500 new plays have been given staged readings in the Monday Night Reading Series. Joe co-produced David Mamet’s Obie-winning play, Edmond at the Provincetown Playhouse. His own plays have been produced at The Public Theater, The Coconut Grove Theatre (where he also directed), The Long Wharf Theater, and at The Alley Theatre in Houston. He has directed at The Westport Playhouse and commercially in Los Angeles. He has written numerous made-for-television movies and co-created the CBS prime time series The Trials of Rosie O’Neill. He was executive producer (show runner) of two prime time series: Showtime‘s The Hoop Life and CBS’ The Education of Max Bickford, which starred Richard Dreyfuss and Marcia Gay Harden. He directed the PBS pilot Cop Shop, which starred Richard Dreyfuss and Blair Brown. Currently, Joe teaches television writing in the graduate program of the Film School at Columbia University.