Joe Wilson, Jr.

Resident Company Member and Resident Associate

Trinity Rep: In 17 seasons as a company member, plays include: Fairview, August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean, August Wilson’s Radio Golf, The Prince of Providence, Marisol, The Song of Summer, black odyssey, The Mountaintop, Oklahoma! (IRNE Award), Julius Caesar, Intimate Apparel, The Grapes of Wrath, Clybourne Park, Camelot, Yellowman, Cabaret, A Raisin in the Sun, A Christmas Carol, All The King’s Men, The Fantasticks, Cherry Orchard, Topdog/Underdog (IRNE Award), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (IRNE Award), Hamlet. Directing: Co-director, black odyssey, 2018; Director, A Christmas Carol, 2021 Trinity Rep; Director, An Octoroon, 2022, The Gamm Theatre. Broadway: Iceman Cometh (2018 Tony-Nominated Best Revival) starring Denzel Washington, Jesus Christ Superstar (2000 Tony Nominated Best Revival). 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. Other: MFA, Univ. of Minnesota/Guthrie; BA, Notre Dame. Joe and Trinity Rep participated in the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships, funded by the William & Eva Fox Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group. He is on the board of the Manton Avenue Project in Providence, RI. He was inducted into the MLK Hall of Fame at Providence City Hall, and was the Medgar Evers Award winner with the Providence NAACP.