Courtesy of Joseph Fuqua

"JOSEPH-SPECIFIC" PAGES ON MY WEBSITE

You can find pages specifically about Joseph on my website at these links:

Joseph's Biography Page
Joseph's Film Credits Page
Joseph's TV Credits Page
Joseph's Theatre Credits Page
Joseph's Instruction / Private Coaching Page
Joseph's Joseph Shots Page
Joseph's Miscellaneous Page

Pages involving Joseph's Rubicon projects are in their own sections on my website.

Enjoy them all!!!

 

JOSEPH'S NEXT 2013 RTC MAINSTAGE APPEARANCE IS AS BRUCE IN "CONVICTION (23.5 HOURS) ", WHICH PLAYS SEPTEMBER 3–28, 2014 AT RTC . SEE MY JOSEPH THEATRE PAGE FOR DETAILS AND PERFORMANCE DATES!!!


JOSEPH ALSO HAS HIS OWN PERSONAL, OFFICIAL WEBSITE. YOU CAN FIND IT HERE!!!

 

Some of Joseph's headshots

 

 

JOSEPH FUQUA

 

Work my puzzle and see who smiles back at you!



MY THOUGHTS ON, AND EXPERIENCES WITH, JOSEPH

I decuded to devote the second third of my Web Page to Joseph Fuqua, because he is an amazing up-and-coming talent.  Those of us who went to see Murder In The First went with Ted as our main focus.  Once we got there, we found Joseph a pleasant surprise.  He is going places - FAST.**  I wanted to introduce you to Joseph, if you haven't already seen him on television or in your neighborhood movie theatre.  I had the pleasure of first meeting Joseph after Murder In The First, and found him to be very friendly and gracious.  Joseph was to tour with "Murder," but those plans were put on hold when the show didn't go forward. If further plans for this show do come to pass in the future, Joseph will, most likely, tour with it.

BeckettFest afforded me the time to get to know Joseph better (during my stay at RTC), and my visits for Hamlet in May 2007, You Can't Take It With You at Christmas, 2007, Fiddler on the Roof in April, 2009, Doubt Feb. 11-13, 2010 Irma Vep Nov. 3-5, 2011, and, most recently, A Moon For The Misbegotten April 2-7, 2014, gave me even more precious time with Joseph (rarity that it is!), and I can honestly say that he is an extremely gracious, funny, really sweet, caring, super nice guy who more than deserves all the attention he's getting these days!  I am also very proud (and very honored) to say that we have become very good friends! If he's at RTC when any of you go down there, please say hello. I'm sure you will find him as much fun, and as sweet, as I do!



This shot was taken by Joseph himself during my visit on 4/20/09.  I have many shots of us together, but,  
at his request, these are the only ones of us he wants posted on my site, with promises of many more new shots 
to be posted here in the future, and I am more than happy to comply! It was 86 degrees, or so, the day we took the above shot, so we're both a little sweaty, and it was in the 60's when we took the four lower shows, but, regardless, Joseph still looks AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS, doesn't he? :-)

 




This shot, and the one below, was taken by Joseph himself during my visit on 4/2-7/14, while we were having breakfast at Carrows on Sunday morning, and before his closing performance in A Moon For The Misbegotten. A lovely visit with a lovely guy!!!


Since "Murder,"  Joseph has become the first Company Member with The Rubicon Theatre Company, appearing three times in their 2001 season, in The Rainmaker (with Stephanie Zimbalist - October 12-November 5, 2000), The Glass Menagerie (with Susan Clark - March 1-25, 2001), and The Boys Next Door (with Dirk Blocker and Dana Elcar - May 3-June 3, 2001), as well as taking part in a special all-star 2-night staged reading of Ancestral Voices: A Family Story - (March 18-19, 2001).  (Check out links to reviews on these shows on Joseph's theatre page on this site.)  "The Rainmaker" returned in a special encore run to kick of RTC's 2002 season in late August/September, 2001 (see the notice on Joseph's theatre page).  

Joseph was scheduled to direct J for J (Oct. 20-Nov. 4, 2001) in RTC's 2002 season, but was paged to repeat his role as Jeb Stuart in the Gettysburg prequel Gods and Generals (currently playing in movie theatres throughout the US), however, he did direct the second engagement of J for J, when it moved to LA, and  he did perform at RTC later in the 2002 season in the smash hit Old Wicked Songs (April 13-May 19, 2002) with Harold Gould (which traveled to Santa Fe Stages in Santa Fe, NM for a special engagement (June 21-July 14, 2002)) (see info on Joseph's theatre page), per the updates below: 

In the 2003 RTC season, Joseph performed in Dancing At Lughnasa (February 24-April 6, 2003), A Streetcar Named Desire (April 24-May 25, 2003), and Art (August 28-September 28, 2003), as well as directing Of Time and Tide (June, 2003) - all at Rubicon Theatre Company.

 

In the 2004 season at RTC, Joseph appeared in All My Sons (October 9-November 9, 2003), and The Importance of Being Earnest (February 26-March 24, 2004).  Joseph won an Ovation Award in 2004 for his work in All My Sons (details are on on my page for him, as well as the Rubicon Theatre Company page)! 

 

Joseph was to play Lucky in RTC's Waiting For Godot, to begin the 2004-2005 season at BeckettFest, but he had to withdraw, due to illness.  Fortunately, he recovered quickly enough to be a moderator at the Festival.
 

Joseph also appeared as Jake Latta in RTC's Night of the Iguana in the 2004-2005 RTC season. Iguana relocated for a second run at the Manitoba Theatre Centre of Canada, from November 18 - December 11, 2004.  Here's the link for that engagement:


http://www.mtc.mb.ca/iguana.html

 

Joseph directed RTC's inaugural production for their new event called "Show of Justice". The show, was Twelve Angry Jurors (a.k.a. Twelve Angry Men) and played 11/4 - 6/05. For more on this program, see both Joseph's page and RTC's page on my site.

 

In RTC's 2004-2005 season, Joseph appeared as Mitch Albom in Tuesdays With Morrie - (a reunion with Harold Gould - whom he last appeared at RTC with in Old Wicked Songs) -  for those who missed this show, it was a really beautiful production.  Details on the show are are on my Joseph and RTC pages. 

 

In RTC's (2005-2006) season, Joseph appeared as Dale Harding in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest March 16 through April 9, 2006, and appeared as The Duke in Man of La Mancha all at RTC. 

 

In RTC's (2006-2007) season, Joseph appeared in Shakespeare's plumb lead role of "the Melancholy Dane" himself in Hamlet (4/26 - 5/20/07).  Joseph threw in some Shakespeare - just for fun - during a coaching session I had with him that November (2006), and, as I suspected even then, he was absolutely fabulous in the role - as was "verified" when he won an Indy Award for Best Performance by an Actor!

 

In RTC's (2007-2008) season, Joseph appeared in two RTC productions: You Can't Take It With You (11/15 - 12/23/07) (which was QUITE an outing, as just about everyone who's ever appeared at RTC was tapped to be in the show!  A great time was had by all, and Joseph was hilarious as Ed), and Picasso at the Lapine Agile (4/3 - 27/08) (another outrageous outing written by Steve Martin that  delivered a TON of laughs.  Joseph got spectacular notices as Charles Dabernow Schmendiman. 

 

In RTC's (2008-2009) season, Joseph appeared in a one-night reading I Loved Lucy (2/9/09), as Lee Tannen. This show/reading was presented as part of the RTC Plays In Progress series. Joseph also directed the Rubicon Youth Acting Intensive production of Bard On A Wire and appeared as The Constable in Fiddler on the Roof (3/19 - 4/26/09)!!! 

 

In RTC's (2009-2010) season, Joseph appeared in Doubt (1/30-2/21/10) as Father Flynn, opposite Robin Pearson Rose as Sister Aolysius. Doubt is an amazing, searing piece of theatre that will leave you debating its' issues long after it has ended. Joseph also directed the Rubicon Acting Intensive production of Macbeth in July, 2010.   

 

In RTC's (2010-2011), Joseph appeared as Sebastian in The Tempest - Phase 1 (a staged reading originally scheduled for 9/3 - 27/09, and then again for June of this season, but postponed due to budget availability). The reading took place October 13 - 24, 2010.

 

This past season (2011-2012) Joseph appeared in two productions he performed elsewhere last season: He appeared in The Mystery of Irma Vep, a two-man tour-de-force show in the tradition of Greater Tuna and Broadway's two-man 39 Steps, and makes for a rollickingly hilarious evening! This show was a co-production between RTC and Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara. It played as follows: Ensemble Theatre Company:  December 2 - 26, 2010:  http://www.ensembletheatre.com/sub_11_discriptions.php#2, Rubicon Theatre Company: Oct. 15 - November 6, 2011. Joseph also appeared as Elyot in Private Lives, Noel Coward's hilarious sea romp, at The Laguna Playhouse from March 15 - April 10. The played at RTC from September 8 - 30, 2012! For more info on the Laguna production go here: http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

 

Joseph also appeared last season in a ballet (yes - a ballet!) at Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara! The ballet was titled: An American Tango, and played October 27th at 7:30 and October 28 at 2PM. For more info go HERE. The piece is a fabulous multi-media performance, a true American love story, and a beautiful blend of dance, theater, and music. Per Joseph himself: "Um...I am in this. Ok, yes, I am in a Ballet. I narrate and kinda have to dance. A little. No 'walk of the cat' (pas de chat?) or 'neck of the foot' stuff (can't spell that in french)...but ANYHOO. I am in a Ballet." Sounds like it was a blast!

 

Joseph alsi appeared in The Flawless Murder of Edgar Allen Poe, a part of RTC's 2013 Plays In Progress Series. The reading was performed on June 8 and June 15, 2013 at RTC.

 

Thist season (2013-2014), Joseph, most recently, appeared as James Tyrone, Jr. (Jim) in RTC's beautiful and brilliant production of Eugene O'Neill's A Moon For The Misbegotten. The show played March 13 - April 6, 2014, and I was very blessed and lucky to see tour-de-force performances by the entire cast! Joseph will also be reprising his role as Bruce in Conviction (nee: 27.5 Hours), a remounting of the very powerful prodction that enthralled audiences in RTC'sr Plays-in-Progress program last season, and promises to be yet another incredible piece of theatre! It runs Sept. 6-28, 2014. Don't miss this!

 

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While we are fortunate that Joseph has become the first Company Member at RTC, (per Karyl Lynn Burns' 3/3/03 Rubicon Patrons' Crossings Newsletter e-mail: Rubicon's first company member Joseph Fuqua (who has appeared in 6 Rubicon productions) (NOTE: Joseph's first appearance at RTC was in "The Little Foxes" in 1999, and, with his performances in their 2013-2014 season, the number increases to 28 - with "Ancestral Voices" included -, plus one Associate Directorial slate and ten Directorial Slates - one mainstage and 9 Summer Youth Program/Fearless Shakespeare, and a moderator slate at BeckettFest)), he is definitely going places fast.  I recommend you catch Joseph while you can, because he's a very special commodity. I was told back in 2001 that Joseph got picked up by a major agency, and his career could really take off at any time! So if you'd like to see him before "we knew him when" becomes a reality, it sounds to me like you'd better hurry!



FUN WITH JOSEPH'S NAME:

Saw both of these go-quizzes on Denise's My Space Site (see my links).  

1.  WHAT'S YOUR PERSONALITY COCKTAIL?

http://www.go-quiz.com/cocktail/cocktail.php

Here are two for Joseph:

How to make a Joseph

How to make a Joseph Fuqua

Ingredients:
3 parts mercy
1 part arrogance
1 part joy
Ingredients:
3 parts anger
(???!!!)
3 parts silliness
1 part empathy
Method:
Blend at a low speed for 30 seconds. Add emotion to taste! Do not overindulge!
Method:
Blend at a low speed for 30 seconds. Serve with a slice of fitness and a pinch of salt. Yum!

2.  What's your Name Acronym?

http://www.go-quiz.com/acronym/hs~acronym.php


One for Joseph

J Juicy
O Outrageous
S Scary
E Enjoyable
P Plain (!)
H Handy

 

   

 

 



NOTES/NEWS FROM JOSEPH
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These were the first of many e-mails, the beginning of my communication with Joseph.

UPDATE 5/2/03

I have communicated with Joseph mainly through Diana Smith at RTC until today, (he does not use computers much), and wanted to post the latest below.  I received this note in the mail from Joseph today, which I thought was so sweet!  I wanted to post it here, so you can all see what a great guy he is!

I will continue to post any news I hear from Joseph in this section of his page.  Enjoy!:

4/29/03

Dear Cindi - 

At a friend's house I visited your website and I am again - so honored and moved to be a part of it - alas I am never at a computer for long.  I am tech-challenged - can't type and ... it's all math to me.  And me and math ... yikes.

Gods and Generals was a great experience and you spotted all my scenes (none were cut, thank Goodness).  I wasn't allowed to ride - but for a little - and had a talented stunt double do the fancy horse stuff.  -  The beard I wore - was comfortable except to eat in.  -  In the Xmas party scene - one take of it - I had sipped my punch - then it dripped for the next 20 minutes, so I decided not to sip again!

Hope you are well Cindi - forgive my aversion to the computer - and I wish you continued success.

Warmly,

Joseph Fuqua 


UPDATE 5/22/02:

Diana from RTC sent me this e-mail today about Joseph viewing my site:

Hi Cindi!

Finally I got Joseph to look at your site, and he was just totally amazed that you had done all of that about him. He liked the site and saw just a few things that he would like to be changed. He would like for the opening page to have the picture that is currently on the part which has info only on Joseph (rather than the signed picture of him from the "Murder in the First.") He would like for his birth year and age to be removed. He doesn't mind having the Taurus part, but would prefer for his age not to be advertised. I hope you don't mind this feedback. :-)

Thanks so much for all your wonderful support of Joseph and Rubicon Theatre Company's work!

Love,

Diana