Joe Waechter
Affiliated Writer
Los Angeles, CA

Joe Waechter’s plays include Good Ol’ Boys, PROFILES, Lake Untersee, and The Hidden People, as well as the “headphone operas” The Hoot Owl and Howard Gap Road. His work has been seen at Playwrights Horizons, Guthrie Theater, Ars Nova, American Repertory Theater, McCarter Theatre, Trinity Rep, The Kennedy Center, PlayPenn, Workhaus Collective, Red Eye Theater, and the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, among others. Some of his awards include the AracaWorks Graduate Playwriting Prize, a Lucille Lortel Playwriting Fellowship, and the McKnight Fellowship and two Jerome Fellowships at the Playwrights’ Center, where he is currently a Core Writer. Joe has been a resident writer at the Hangar Theatre, Tofte Lake Center, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and, in summer 2014, developed a new play aboard an ice-class sailing vessel in the Arctic Circle. He received his M.F.A. in Playwriting from Brown University, and is currently under commission by Berkeley Repertory Theatre to write a play about fantasy, masculinity, and hockey in Minnesota.

M.F.A. Brown University.

Agent Information

Rachel Viola

United Talent Agency



Joe Waechter's The Hidden People has been selected as a 2017 National Playwriting Conference Finalist! See the link for more information:

Joe Waechter will be in residence at Berkeley Rep's Summer Residency Lab to develop a commission about hockey in Minnesota.