Productions

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WAR HORSE based on the book by Michael Morpurgo

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.

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Horse Puppeteer

I had the honor of being one of the puppeteers of the Horses for the two year run.

Oslo. by JT ROGERS. Pioneer theater company

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OSLO--Pioneer Theater Company

Salt Lake City, Utah

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“Amid the sprawling cast, Joel Reuben Ganz as Israeli gatekeeper Yossi Beilin is a standout.”

Utah Arts Review

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Utah is beautiful

MacBETH. Denver Center for the Performing Arts Robert O'Hara

The Warlocks

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Costume design by Dede Ayite

In Elizabethan mode

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He needed to Go...

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Sometimes a king needs to be replaced

DISGRACED. BY AYAD AKHTAR

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MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. BY RICK ELICE. VIRGINIA STAGE CO.

BLACK STACHE!

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'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?)."  

ALTDAILY, Norfolk

LET'S FLY!

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TRUST ME....

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OTHER DESERT CITIES. JON ROBIN BAITZ. PORTLAND CENTER STAGE

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“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.

Willamette Week

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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.

PQ monthly

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

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"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.”

BroadwayWorld.com, Portland.

-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.

Syracuse NEWTIMES

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SUICIDE CLUB. JEFFREY HATCHER

CINCINNATI PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK

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the Suicide Club convenes

Show poster

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The White ball means he lives, for now

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HONEY BROWN EYES. STEPHANIE ZADRAVEC. THEATER J

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Winner of the Helen Hayes Charles MacArthur Award for Best New Play, 2008

published in American Theater Magazine

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In the midst of war we Dance

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Show Poster

MEASURE FOR PLEASURE. DAVID GRIMM. WOOLLY MAMMOTH

WOOLLY MAMMOTH THEATRE COMPANY

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Nominated for Helen Hayes Best Ensemble Award, 2008

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"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. sri lanka.

a beautiful photo of  Ella, Sri Lanka .

THE DEATH OF MEYERHOLD. MARK JACKSON. STUDIO THEATRE

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VSEVOLOD MEYERHOLD

"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)

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Don't piss off Stalin

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chai, varanasi, india

Made in china. mark o'rowe. solas nua

The Boys

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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) 

the Treasury. Petra. Jordan

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Kilby isn't very nice

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DON GIOVANNI. MOZART. VENTURE OPERA

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TIRSO DE MOLINA, the creator of the story

the confessional

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MOVEMENT DIRECTOR

collaborated with the director to help with the aesthetics, movement and storytelling for the producions

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Sitting Buddha, sri lanka

THE ADMISSION. MOTTI LERNER. THEATER J

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Motti Lerner, playwright

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. 

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TAKE ME OUT. RICHARD GREENBERG. STUDIO THEATRE

2005

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CLOWN PLAY. PAUL DAVID YOUNG. NYC FRINGE FESTIVAL

2013

Book CLub Play. Karen zacarias. cincinnati Playhouse

Cast of the Book Club Play

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arguing about literature is hot.

stepwell. Jaipur. india

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Professor Alex discussed a Book

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