Joey Donnelly (He/They) is a New York based theatre maker, educator, and musician.
Training: American Repertory Theater/Harvard University Institute for Advanced Theater Training (M.F.A., Acting), Moscow Art Theatre School (Acting, Movement, Voice); Accademia dell’arte, Tuscany (Commedia dell’arte), Manhattan School of Music Pre-college (Classical Trumpet); Wagner College (B.A. in Theatre and Speech)
He has had the privilege of learning and working with master teachers such as Michael Aronov, Scott Zigler, Daniel Kramer (ENO, The Globe), Alla Sigalova (MXAT), David Herskovits (Target Margin Theatre), David Hammond, Marcus Stern, Igor Zolotovitski (MXAT), Donnie Mather (Atlantic), Pascale Lecoq, Amy Williams, and Erika Bailey to name a few. He currently studies with Brad Fleischer in New York.
Joey is a member of the international mask and physical theatre company, Theatre Hotel Courage based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Comprised of musicians, dancers, and actors, THC features performers from across the globe, with Joey serving as the company’s single American member. https://www.theatrehotelcourage.com
He currently serves as Assistant Director and instructor of embodied acting at Harvard University’, Professor of Theatre at CUNY/Qversity, and as Adjunct Professor at Wagner College.
Favorite acting credits include
Violet (Farmer Karl, A.R.T., Dir. Sammi Cannold, Nom. Best Actor In a musical/Broadway World Awards)
Middletown (John Dodge, Dir. Marcus Stern)
The Collection (Harry, Dir. Scott Zigler)
Surfacing (Planet Connections Festivity, Dir. Daniella Caggiano)
The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon), BardCore (Mercutio, A.R.T./Oberon)
Christmas at the Ivanovs’ (Petya Perov) Uncle Vanya (Vayna) The Threepenny Opera (Smith)
Keeping' in classy, sassy, and very very GAY all July @ The Tent Theatre in Springfield, Missouri.
Toured The Netherlands in a devised mask and embodied acting piece with Theatre Hotel Courage. (National Theatre/Compagnie Theatre)
April/May - Freddie in CHESS
"Mr. Donnelly has a very strong stage presence, and he and Ms. Vassy captivate the attention of the audience throughout the play. His rendition of "Pity The Child" brought me to tears."
-Dr. Thomans Robert Stevens Applause, Applause
ONE WORD REVOLUTION
Playing the role of Joaquin- an evil prison rat in the 29-Hour reading
SURFACING @ The Clemente
"Brilliant portrayals by Juilliard almost-grad Suzannah Herschkowitz as Marissa; Singer, actor, and puppeteer Montana Lampert Hoover plays Chelsea, Marissa’s sister; musician, director and actor Joey Donnelly was Atticus; New York-based actor Jak Watson was Jed. Together they became the most dysfunctional group of people I’ve seen on stage. All were a great delight..."
"Surfacing was hands-down brilliant." - Outer-stage
"The four-person cast is strong, each fully invested in their performances... Surfacing is a play that succeeds on all levels. Its comic, punchy, uncensored dialogue is enough to make anyone relax." - THEATRE IS EASY
AN AMERICAN VARIETY
Workshop production of An American Variety @ Wow Cafe Theatre 02/15-02/16 produced in conjunction with The Dare Tactic’s Factoe-EEE FESTIVAL of one acts. A one person, multi-character narrative cabaret/theatrical extravaganza that chronicles the audition process of a super sensationalized, profit driven, T.V. Spectacle - THE GREAT AMERICAN VARIETY SHOW. #Resist