Joseph Hendel is a director, writer, and performer based in NYC. Directing credits: The Roundheads and Peakheads (Brecht), The Learned Ladies (Moliere), Sicilian Limes(Pirandello), The Future Lies in Eggs (Ionesco), Iolanthe (Gilbert and Sullivan), various readings of new plays at LAByrinth Theater and the cell. He is the writer/director of Beware the Ides of Monday, a mashup of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors and Julius Caesar that premiered at the cell in 2014. He is currently writing the book for the musical Open Road, music and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman (Bright Lights, Big City), and is finishing up a new play to premiere in Gniezno, Poland in the Fall of 2015. He is a student of master clown/commedia teacher Chris Bayes, and performs weekly with the musical improv group Aquarius at the Magnet Theater in Manhattan. He holds a B.A. in Music from Yale University, cum laude, with distinction in the major.