JOSEPH URICK is an award-winning actor from New York City. He has performed nationally and internationally at such theatres as the ZACH Scott in Texas, Florida Shakespeare, the Hippodrome Theatre in Florida, as well as the Papagaou Theatre and Anagyius Theatre in Greece.
Joseph holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida was most recently the Lead Drama Faculty at Lone Star College–CyFair. He has worked in Texas, New York, and Florida as an actor, director, fight choreographer, and producer. He serves on the Board of Texas Light Opera and ARIA Creative Productions and has been one of their longest serving Educators and Artists-in-Residence.
Joseph is also an award-winning Graphics Designer, and has produced designs for Colleges, Universities, Regional Theatres, Actors, and Films for over ten years. His graphics have received awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and have been featured Off-Broadway at Theatre for the New City, New Haarlem Arts Theatre, and Frog & Peach Theatre Company. His designs for film include the documentary Theatre of Rice and Beans.
As a Stage Combat Choreographer, Joseph has produced staged violence for over five dozen shows around the United States. Joseph also used his experience with combat and self-defense with the San Antonio Police Department, acting in their Emmy Award Nominated Active Shooter Safety Video “Run, Hide, Fight!,” as well as their Domestic Violence Awareness Training Program.
As an author, Joseph has been awarded with the David Shelton Playwright Award for his romantic comedy Casa de Amor; and as a producer, Joseph has produced several acclaimed productions around the country, including "ROOMS:" a rock romance in Gainesville, Florida; the award winning, Southwest Regional Premier of Edgar Allan Poe’s "NEVERMORE," "Quills" by Doug Wright, "RACE" by Dave Mamet, as well as an award-winning Regional Tour of Jason Robert Brown’s "The Last 5 Years."