- Joe Musso
Joe Musso’s plays have been presented in numerous theatres and have won several awards, including the Great Plains Theatre Conference Holland New Voices Award, the MTWorks Board of Director’s Excellence in Playwriting Award, the HRC Showcase Theatre W. Keith Hedrick Award, and the Gloria Ann Barnell Peter Playwright Competition prize. His full-length play Aubrey received a staged reading by the Berkshire Theatre Group at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, Mass., in July 2018 and at the Santa Fe Playhouse in October 2018. Detroit Repertory Theatre staged a full production of Aubrey from March 28 to May 19, 2019. In addition to being selected as a winner of the AACT 2018 NewPlayFest, Treehouse was a winner of Centre Stage South Carolina’s 15th Annual New Play Festival and the 2017 Todd McNerney National Playwriting Award. In August 2018, Treehouse received its world premiere at Cottage Theatre in Cottage Grove, Ore. Treehouse was also produced in Centre Stage’s Fringe Series in its 2018-2019 season. In 2019, Smith & Kraus Publishers published his short monologue “P*NG” in Monologues for Headspace Theatre: Radical Thinking Inside a Box. His full-length play Conk and Bone was published in the 2012 Great Plains Theatre Conference Reader, and his 10-minute play The Rollercoaster of Love was published in Smith & Kraus' The Best 10-Minute Plays 2012. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books included his play Bam! Ka-Pow! in its anthology 25 Ten-Minute Plays for Teens.