Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Joe Barros



Guest Director/Choreographer of 
For Tonight (ImaGEN, 2015)

Guest Director/Choreographer for Carrie the musical (2014)

Recipient of the SDCF Guest Artist Initiative Program

Joe Barros, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Joe Barros is a writer, director, and an award-winning choreographer with an emphasis on new work development. NYC Credits: HARD TIMES (NY Innovative Theatre Award Nominee for Best Choreography, NY Times Critics’ Pick), I MARRIED WYAT EARP (off-Broadway @ 59E59 Theatres, Prospect Theater Co./NYTB), CHARLOTTE'S WEB (Theatreworks USA), MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS (NJ's Luna Stage), SUPERSOLDIER (by HAIR co-creator Jim Rado, Fundamental Theatre Project/NYTB), POLITICAL SPEECHES (Culture Project, co-conceived), THE LEGEND OF JULIE TAYMOR with Jennifer Barnhart (Fringe NYC), McGOLDRICK'S THREAD (1st Irish Festival Award for Best Choreography), and Michael John LaChiusa’s MARIE CHRISTINE (Columbia Stages @ 3LD).  Regional/Int’l:  THE HAUNTED HOTEL (The Shen Foundation’s American Musical Voices Project) and the new Dempsey/Rowe musical BROTHER RUSSIA both @ DC’s Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre, FALL IN LOVE (Seoul, Korea), FALSETTOS, HELLO, DOLLY!, and GUYS AND DOLLS (FIPAP). Film: “Mangus” and “Petunia”. Consulting: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT), Annual Festival of New Musicals Committee 2011-2013. BFA: The Hartt School. Artistic Director: New York Theatre Barn. Upcoming: INTO THE WOODS @ Cardinal Stage, and New York world premieres of Damon Intrabartolo/Kenny Finkle’s RIDE and Charlie Sohne/Tim Rosser’s THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR. Joe is also the co-conceiver/director of the new musical SMALL TOWN STORY (Sammy Buck/Brandon James Gwinn), and co-writer/director of STICKS & STONES with Vince Peterson – a new musical about bullying for teenagers. www.joebarros.com.


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ImaGEN is a collaborative venture between the MSU College of Arts and Letters’ Department of Theatre and the MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center.