Joe Giovannetti

Joe Giovannetti

Joe Giovannetti is a theatre- and film-maker from Chicago, IL. He has worked on or behind Chicago’s stages for over a decade as a technician, designer, actor, and director. His plays as a playwright include Kung Fu Suburbia, Lilith, Kung Fu Suburbia 2: Cul du Sacrifice, Welcome to Earth and The Promotion, which has been developed with the NNPN MFA Playwrights Workshop at the Kennedy Center and with Steep...
Joe Giovannetti is a theatre- and film-maker from Chicago, IL. He has worked on or behind Chicago’s stages for over a decade as a technician, designer, actor, and director. His plays as a playwright include Kung Fu Suburbia, Lilith, Kung Fu Suburbia 2: Cul du Sacrifice, Welcome to Earth and The Promotion, which has been developed with the NNPN MFA Playwrights Workshop at the Kennedy Center and with Steep Theatre in Chicago. His first film, Lunar Cadence, is currently in post-production. Joe holds a BA from North Park University in Chicago and an MFA from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Plays

  • The Promotion
    Trish and Josh have been coworkers at LifeOne Insurance Agency for seven years and they’ve been friends for about five. When they find out they’re competing for the same promotion, their relationship implodes as they figure out what they want, and how badly they want it. A caustic dark comedy about race, class, gender, and upward mobility in the 21st century.
  • Inspiracon
    Lovecraftian beasts attack a near-future Ted Talks-like "festival of ideas and inspiration," while the speakers and organizers try to avoid certain doom.
  • Kissing Lesson
    One act. Anna, the much younger wife Stu, a dying millionaire, meets cute with Mustafa, a nurse with a lot on his mind.
  • We Have Company
    Ten minute play. After a global cataclysm, Dolores and Herbert are surprised by visitors for the first time in...ever. They have never had any visitors.