Lincoln Center Theater’s production of WAR HORSE opened to rave reviews. The show won 5 Tony Awards, including Best Play.
Handspring Puppet Company, who created the puppets who are the central attraction of the play, was awarded a special Tony Award.
WAR HORSE ran for two years on Broadway, closing in January of 2013.
I had the honor of being one of the puppeteers of the Horses for the two year run.
Salt Lake City, Utah
“Amid the sprawling cast, Joel Reuben Ganz as Israeli gatekeeper Yossi Beilin is a standout.”
Utah Arts Review
Costume design by Dede Ayite
Sometimes a king needs to be replaced
'Special praise is to be given to Joel Reuben Ganz as the piece’s villain, Black Stache. He slinks and slashes his way across the stage like the best of the panto antagonists (aren’t the bad guy parts always the most fun?)."
“It’s a tough piece, and the gradual shift in tone has to be handled carefully, but director TImothy Bond has assembled a wonderful cast and directed them brilliantly. Every member of the cast of five is at the top of their form.
Trip(a show stealing Joel Reuben Ganz) is the comic relief in his Warhol-inspired graphic tee.
Her brother, Trip (Joel Reuben Ganz), a happy go lucky reality tv producer, despite his shallow trappings, feels more deep and recognizable, possibly thanks to Ganz’s magnetic, self-deprecating performance.
Joel Reuben Ganz as the employed but still kind of screw up younger brother is very, very funny indeed, and he is given some of the funniest lines. He also gathers steam and strength as the laughs fall away.
Portland Theater Scene
"Joel Reuben Ganz seems to be all charm and smiles as her younger brother, Trip; and he gets a lot of easy humor early on, but we get to see how damaged he is, and he doesn’t always take the positions the other characters want him to; Ganz has some powerful moments in the second act and he does them full justice.”
-In this production, however, it felt as though Joel Reuben Ganz connects most effectively with the playwright’s sentiment. Brother Trip has been a thankless supporting role in other productions, but not so here.
the Suicide Club convenes
Winner of the Helen Hayes Charles MacArthur Award for Best New Play, 2008
published in American Theater Magazine
Nominated for Helen Hayes Best Ensemble Award, 2008
"On the upside: Joel Reuben Ganz’s agreeably flustered manservant, shooting exasperated asides to the audience at every turn."
(from Trey Graham's review in the Washington CityPaper, June 4th 2008)
a beautiful photo of Ella, Sri Lanka .
"And in Ganz, the production has as ardent and as ferociously stylized a leading man as the master himself might have wished."
(from Bob Mondello's review of 'The Death of Meyerhold,' Washington City Paper, Jan 28-Feb 3, 2005)
Don't piss off Stalin
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"Kilby, though, is pure tiger or ape or something dangerous, and Joel Reuben Ganz gives an appropriately intimidating performance. The particular cut of the jeans and black T-shirt provided by costume designer Diana Khoury emphasizes thuggish muscle, but Ganz captures the bruising, baroque quality of the vulgar dialogue, as well."
(from Nelson Pressly's Washington Post review, October 17th, 2007)
collaborated with the director to help with the aesthetics, movement and storytelling for the producions
Sitting Buddha, sri lanka
it's been an honor to work on a few of Motti's plays that examine the lives of modern Israelis and Palestinians and the wounds they carry into the conflicts they perpetuate.
arguing about literature is hot.