Jun 8, 2022
Joel Kirk is a New York City theatre director and producer who
specializes in the development of new plays and musicals. He has
worked with New World Stages, Playwrights Horizons, NYMF, The Lark,
New Dramatists, Sheen Center, Hudson Guild
Theatre, Wide Eyed Productions, WorkShop Theatre, to name a
few. Recently he worked with Tony Award Winner Reed Birney and
Tony Award Nominee Sydney Lucas on the play CHANGEOVER. He has
guest directed for NYU'S Grad Playwriting Program, Ball State
University, and Fordham University's Playwriting Program. He is the
Chairman/CEO of Joel Kirk Productions.
Joel recently launched a non-profit called Discovering Broadway Inc. The New York Times wrote that "Discovering Broadway brings actors and writers to Central Indiana for weeklong retreats to workshop their new musicals." The vision of the organization is to make Indiana the first stop on Broadway's journey. Discovering Broadway Inc. has currently programmed new musicals based on the major motion pictures of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and EVER AFTER.
In this fun and exciting episode, Joel talks about the Indianapolis 500, growing up in Carmel, bringing Broadway to central Indiana, silver linings of the pandemic, Enneagram types, a hilarious story about how he met his girlfriend, having a "just ask" mentality, and a moment in 2018 when a song on a playlist changed his life.