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Joe Jung

Adjunct, Theatre and Dance

Office:
Life Hall 1305
Email:
jungj@montclair.edu
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Joe Jung is a professional actor/musician and educator who teaches in the BFA Acting Program at Montclair State University. He appeared on Broadway in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson as well as Off Broadway theaters such as the Public, Culture Project, Theater at St. Clements, BAM, and Lincoln Center. Regionally he has performed at the Connecticut Repertory Theater, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Berkley Rep, The Alliance, The Old Globe, as well as a few national tours.

As Artistic Director and Founding Member of Project: Theater, Joe produced, directed, and/or performed in more than a dozen shows with the purpose of bringing new and forgotten works life in the NY Off-Off Broadway scene. Among these productions were his world premiere staging of Michael Ian Black’s My Custom Van, Ken Ferrigni’s Occupation and Mangella; NYC premieres include Naomi Iizuka’s Language of Angels, Shel’s Shorts by Shel Silverstein, and Kevin Kerr’s Unity: 1918, for which he received a New York Innovative Theater Award for Sound Design. Joe also is a founding member of OUR BAR, a collective of actors and writers who create a monthly immersive theater experience in an NYC watering hole, now in its 13th year.

Most recently, Jung was seen performing at the Cherry Lane Theater as understudy to Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Steve Earle in the revival of Audible Theater’s production of Coal Country by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen.

Joe teaches the yearlong Junior BFA Movement class focusing on the Suzuki Method of Actor Training. He had the pleasure of acting as Movement Director in the 2021 production of As You Like It at MSU.

When not acting or teaching, Joe can be seen performing music with his jug band and building an eclectic array of folk instruments. He has released several albums of original music and has recently been collaborating with Tony Nominee, Carmen Cusack, on an album of her original tunes to be released later in 2022.

Currently, he is in the early stages of research for a new punk rock musical adaptation of Nelly Bly’s Ten Days in a Madhouse. He received his MFA from the University of Connecticut and BA from Western Michigan University.

Specialization

Suzuki Method of Actor Training, Actor/Musicianship

Office Hours

Fall

Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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