"Murder," Joseph has become the first
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).
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
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
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
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
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:
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
- (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!
(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),
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
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
Joseph appeared as Sebastian in The Tempest
- Phase 1 (a
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.
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.
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
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
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!