Joe holds an MFA degree from Goddard College, a BA degree from Montclair
State University, and is a winner of the highly prestigious American College
Theatre Festival Award.
He has written and directed many musical plays for family audiences
(published by Encore Publishing) which performed at hundreds of theaters and
schools across the country including Candlewood Playhouse, Westbury Music Fair,
Off-Broadway's Harold Clurman Theatre, and Lincoln Center Library. His plays, An
Infatuation (published by Dialogus Publishing) and Neighbor were
performed Off-Broadway. His Three for the Road and An Eye for an Eye
were produced by I.R.T. and Queen
City Stage Company respectively, AEA professional theatre companies in the NY
For educational video, Mr. Cosentino wrote The Adventures of Mr.
Enzyme for MacNeil Pharmaceuticals division of Johnson & Johnson through
Arc Films on Cystic Fibrosis, as well as The Perils of Pauline for
Prentice Hall's Business Communication Today college textbook (CD ROM).
Currently Mr. Cosentino is a Professor of Speech and Theatre
at Dutchess Community College, and head of the Department of Performing, Visual
Arts, and Communication. He was instrumental in developing a new degree
program in the Performing Arts, and has directed Prelude to a Kiss, Hair,
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Poughkeepsie Journal's choice for
noteworthy college production of the year), Rumors, A Streetcar Named
Desire, Fifth of July, A View from the Bridge, and A Night
in the Ukraine, and was faculty mentor to
selected for the Beacon Project (writing/speech community college competition).
Mr. Cosentino is an active member of the Eastern Communication
Association, National Education Association,
Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and the American Federation of
Television and Radio Artists. He has also conducted communication workshops for
AT&T, Lucent Technologies, IBM, Junior League of Women, and The United Way.