Joe Cacaci: Co-Artistic Director, Berkshire Playwrights Lab
Joe Cacaci was 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., where over 500 new plays were given staged readings. Joe co-produced David Mamet’s Obie-winning play Edmond at the Provincetown Playhouse. His own plays have been produced at The Public Theater and The Coconut Grove Theatre, where he also directed, and at The Long Wharf Theater and The Alley Theatre. He has also directed at The Westport Playhouse and commercially in New York and Los Angeles. Most recently, he directed Wendie Malick and Gary Cole in Richard Dresser’s Closure (developed at BPL) at NJ Rep. It will open at the Falcon Theater in LA in 2017. Last fall, Joe directed Carol Schneider’s new play, Movements of the Soul (performed in ASL and spoken English) at BPAC in NYC. He co-created the CBS prime time series The Trials of Rosie O’Neill and 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. Joe teaches television writing in the graduate program of the Film School at Columbia University and undergrad at Wesleyan University.