JOE WILSON, JR.This is Mr. Wilson's 12th season with the company.
Trinity Rep: In 12 seasons, plays include: The Mountaintop; Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage; Oklahoma! (IRNE Award, 2017); The Hunchback of Seville, Julius Caesar, Melancholy Play: a chamber musical, Middletown, Ivanov, Intimate Apparel, The Grapes of Wrath, King Lear, House & Garden, Boeing-Boeing, Clybourne Park, Camelot, Yellow-man, Cabaret, The Odd Couple, A Raisin in the Sun, A Christmas Carol, Paris by Night, All The King’s Men, The Fantasticks, Cherry Orchard, Topdog/Underdog (IRNE Award), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (IRNE Award), Hamlet. Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar. Off Broadway: Little Ham and Josephine’s Song. Regional: Huntington, Penumbra, North Shore, Music Theatre, Alliance, McCarter, Syracuse Stage, Guthrie, Ordway Music Theatre, Children’s Theatre, Company, New Rep, and American Players.
Mr. Wilson has a BA in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame, and an MFA in Acting from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theatre. He is the recipient of the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Manton Avenue Project in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, RI for recognition of his contributions as a guest artist, teacher and board member. In addition, he is the recipient of the Siseretta Jones Award for Cultural Literacy and the Arts, 2012 from the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society awarded to excellency in the arts (acting) presented “in recognition of those who have made outstanding contributions to the African American Community of Rhode Island.” He was also a Featured Artist in “Black Lavender,” Brown University, Providence, RI 2009-2010: an exhibit curated by Robb Dimmick and sponsored by the Rhode Island Council for Humanities, highlighting the historical contributions of black gay men in Rhode Island. Mr. Wilson is a native of New Orleans, LA and is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA.
Joe Wilson, Jr. and Trinity Repertory Company are participants in the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships, funded by the William & Eva Fox Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group.