Joe spent his childhood hunting dinosaurs and flying spaceships. Naturally, he became a creative artist in professional theatre. He earned an MFA in playwriting from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, and has worked professionally as an actor, writer and director for over twenty years. His primary focus during this time was working with kids, where his imagination and theirs combined to create fantastical worlds and whimsical adventures. Over twenty of his plays have been produced thus far. As a screenwriter, Joe has done a lot of stuff, but always found that the check would bounce, the project would fizzle or the producers would take their money, go buy a sawmill and become lumberjacks (True story!!!) So he decided it's time to do things his way. Thus, Vanth Creative, and "Shy" were born.