"Murder," Joseph has become the first
with The Rubicon
Theatre Company, appearing three times in their 2001
season, in The Rainmaker (with Stephanie Zimbalist - October
12-November 5, 2000), The Glass Menagerie (with Susan Clark -
March 1-25, 2001), and The Boys Next Door (with Dirk Blocker and
Dana Elcar - May 3-June 3, 2001), as well as taking part in a special
all-star 2-night staged reading of Ancestral Voices: A Family
Story - (March 18-19, 2001). (Check out links to reviews on these shows on Joseph's theatre page on this site.) The Rainmaker returned in a
special encore run to kick of RTC's 2002 season in late August/September,
2001 (see the notice on Joseph's theatre page).
was scheduled to direct J for J (Oct. 20-Nov. 4, 2001) in RTC's
2002 season, but was paged to repeat his role as Jeb Stuart in the Gettysburg prequel Gods and Generals (currently playing in movie theatres throughout
the US), however, he did direct the second engagement of J for J,
when it moved to LA, and he did perform at RTC later in the 2002
season in the smash hit Old
Wicked Songs (April 13-May 19, 2002) with Harold Gould (which
traveled to Santa Fe Stages in Santa Fe, NM for a special engagement (June
21-July 14, 2002)) (see info on Joseph's theatre page), per the updates
In the 2003 RTC season,
Joseph performed in Dancing At Lughnasa (February 24-April 6,
2003), A Streetcar Named Desire (April 24-May 25, 2003), and Art (August 28-September 28, 2003), as well as directing Of Time and Tide (June, 2003) - all at Rubicon Theatre
In the 2004 season at
RTC, Joseph appeared in All My Sons (October 9-November 9,
2003), and The Importance of Being Earnest (February 26-March
24, 2004). Joseph won an Ovation Award in 2004 for his work in All My Sons (details are on on
my page for him, as well as the Rubicon
Theatre Company page)!
Joseph was to play Lucky
in RTC's Waiting For Godot, to begin the 2004-2005 season at
BeckettFest, but he had to withdraw, due to illness.
Fortunately, he recovered quickly enough to be a moderator at the
Joseph also appeared as
Jake Latta in RTC's Night of the Iguana in the 2004-2005 RTC
season. Iguana relocated for a second run at the Manitoba
Theatre Centre of Canada, from November 18 - December 11, 2004.
Here's the link for that engagement:
Joseph directed RTC's
inaugural production for their new event called "Show of
Justice". The show, was Twelve Angry Jurors (a.k.a. Twelve Angry Men) and played 11/4 - 6/05. For more on this
program, see both Joseph's page and RTC's page on my site.
In RTC's 2004-2005
season, Joseph appeared as Mitch Albom in Tuesdays
With Morrie - (a reunion with Harold Gould - whom he last appeared at RTC with in Old Wicked Songs)
- for those who missed this show, it was a really beautiful production.
Details on the show are are on my Joseph and RTC pages.
In RTC's (2005-2006) season,
Joseph appeared as Dale Harding in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's
Nest March 16 through April 9, 2006, and appeared as The Duke in Man of La Mancha all at RTC.
In RTC's (2006-2007)
season, Joseph appeared in Shakespeare's plumb lead role of "the Melancholy
Dane" himself in Hamlet (4/26 - 5/20/07).
Joseph threw in some Shakespeare - just for fun - during a coaching
session I had with him that November (2006), and, as I suspected even
then, he was absolutely fabulous in the role -
as was "verified" when he won an Indy Award for Best Performance
by an Actor!
(2007-2008) season, Joseph appeared in two RTC productions: You Can't Take It With You (11/15 -
12/23/07) (which was QUITE an outing, as just about everyone who's ever appeared at RTC was tapped to be in the show! A great time was had
by all, and Joseph was hilarious as Ed),
at the Lapine Agile (4/3
- 27/08) (another outrageous outing written by Steve Martin that delivered a
TON of laughs. Joseph
got spectacular notices as Charles
In RTC's (2008-2009)
season, Joseph appeared in a one-night reading I Loved Lucy (2/9/09), as Lee Tannen. This show/reading was presented as part of the
RTC Plays In Progress series. Joseph also directed the Rubicon Youth
Acting Intensive production of Bard On A Wire and appeared as The
Constable in Fiddler on the Roof (3/19 - 4/26/09)!!!
In RTC's (2009-2010) season, Joseph appeared in Doubt (1/30-2/21/10) as Father Flynn, opposite Robin Pearson Rose as Sister
Aolysius. Doubt is an amazing, searing piece of theatre that will
leave you debating its' issues long after it has ended. Joseph also
directed the Rubicon Acting Intensive production of Macbeth in
RTC's (2010-2011) season,
Joseph appeared as Sebastian in The Tempest
- Phase 1 (a
staged reading originally
scheduled for 9/3 - 27/09, and then again for June of this season, but
postponed due to budget availability). The reading took place October 13
- 24, 2010.
In RTC's (2011-2012) season, Joseph appeared in two productions he
performed elsewhere that season: He appeared in The Mystery
of Irma Vep,
a two-man tour-de-force show in the tradition of Greater Tuna and
Broadway's two-man 39
Steps, and makes for a rollickingly hilarious evening! This show
was a co-production between RTC and Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa
Barbara. It played as follows: Ensemble Theatre Company: December
2 - 26, 2010: http://www.ensembletheatre.com/sub_11_discriptions.php#2,
Rubicon Theatre Company: Oct. 15 - November 6, 2011. Joseph
also appeared as Elyot in Private Lives, Noel Coward's
hilarious sea romp, at The Laguna Playhouse from March 15 - April
10. The played at RTC from September 8 - 30, 2012! For more info
on the Laguna production
go here: http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com.
also appeared in 2012 in a ballet
(yes - a ballet!) at Lobero Theatre in Santa
Barbara! The ballet was titled: An American Tango, and
played October 27th at 7:30
and October 28 at 2PM. For more info go HERE.
The piece is a fabulous multi-media performance, a true American
love story, and a beautiful blend of dance, theater, and music.
Per Joseph himself: "Um...I am in this. Ok, yes, I am
in a Ballet. I narrate and kinda have to dance. A little. No
'walk of the cat' (pas de chat?) or 'neck of the foot' stuff
(can't spell that in french)...but ANYHOO. I am in a Ballet." Sounds
like it was a blast!
Joseph also appeared in The Flawless Murder of Edgar Allen
Poe, a part of RTC's 2013 Plays In Progress Series. The reading was performed on June 8 and June 15, 2013
In RTC's 2013-2014 season, Joseph appeared as James Tyrone, Jr.
(Jim) in RTC's beautiful and brilliant production of Eugene O'Neill's A Moon For The Misbegotten. The show played March 13 - April 6, 2014, and I was very blessed and lucky to see tour-de-force performances by the entire cast! Joseph will also reprised his role as Bruce in Conviction (nee: 27.5 Hours), a remounting of the very powerful production that enthralled audiences in RTC's Plays-in-Progress program in the previous season. It ran Sept. 6-28, 2014.
In RTC's 2016-2017 season, Joseph appeared as Henry Higgins in a new, intimate production of My Fair Lady, which ran October 22 - November 15, 2015, and may possibly be remounted elsewhere down the road. If that happens - then - Don't
miss this! Joseph also appeared as Marshall Johnson in RTC's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, which ran March 2 - 26 (having been extended from the original 3/20/16 closing date!). Joseph also appeared as Fred Sterroll in Fallen Angels, which played 6/9-26/16 at the Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara, and also directed the Rubicon Acting Intensive production of Hamlet in July, 2015, and the Rubicon Acting Intensive production of Twelfth Night in July, 2016.
In RTC's (2017-2018) season, Joseph was to appear as Tom in Sylvia, which was back by popular demand, and played April 19 - May 7, but due to the death of his Mother, Joseph withdrew from this production. Joseph did direct the Youth Production of Much Ado About Nothing, which played July 21-23. Joseph also appeared as Actor One in Incognito, which played RTC September 13-October 1, 2017. He was also scheduled to appear as The Duke of Cornwall in King Lear this coming October, however, this production was postponed, and played this past 2018-2019 RTC season. Joseph's also appeared as Fred in A Christmas Carol, which played RTC December 6-23, 2017.
In RTC's (2018-2019) Joseph directed All Sales Final, which played RTC 2/6 & 13/18 as part of the Free Plays-In-Progress Reading Series. Joseph also appeared as The Duke of Cornwall in the aforementioned King Lear, which played RTC March 14-April 1, 2018. He also directed Julius Caesar for last summer's Fearless Shakespeare youth production, which played RTC July 20-22, 2018, and appeared as Commander Harbison in RTC's South Pacific, which played RTC December 5-23, 2018.
Last season (2019 -2020), Joseph appeared as Richard in Fuddy Meers, which played RTC March 13-31, 2019. He also directed The Tempest for last summer's Fearless Shakespeare youth production, which played RTC July 12-14, 2019
This season (2020), Joseph's latest RTC mainstage appearance was as Pap Finn/Hank/Andy/Lafe/Lazy Idiot/Harvey Wilkes in Big River. He also appeared as John in The Mullah of Downing Street, which played RTC on 2/11 as part of the Free Plays-In-Progress Reading Series. He will also again direct this Summers Fearless Shakespeare youth production, and is slated to appear as Richard Hanney in The 39 Steps, which plays RTC 9/9-27/20.
THE LATEST NEWS!!!
UPDATE 2/8/16 FROM JOSEPH'S FACEBOOK PAGE
Joseph announced about 12:30AM this morning on his Facebook page that he is on a new Home Design TV Show called "The Decorators"! He's part of a team of home designers! See his post below (click on the picture for a link):
Watch a sneak peek of this show HERE.
are fortunate that Joseph has become the first Company Member at RTC, (per
Karyl Lynn Burns' 3/3/03 Rubicon Patrons' Crossings Newsletter e-mail: Rubicon's
first company member Joseph Fuqua (who has appeared in 6 Rubicon
productions) (NOTE: Joseph's first appearance at RTC was in The Little Foxes in 1999, and, with his performances in their
2016-2018 seasons, the number increases to 32 - with South Pacific included -, plus one Associate Directorial slate and ten
Directorial Slates - one mainstage and 11 Summer Youth Program/Fearless Shakespeare, and a moderator slate at BeckettFest)), he is definitely going places fast.
I recommend you catch Joseph while you can, because he's a very special commodity. I was told back in 2001 that Joseph got picked
up by a major agency, and his career could really take off at any time! So if you'd like to see
him before "we knew him when" becomes a reality, it
sounds to me like you'd better hurry!