JOE COSENTINO was featured in many Off-Broadway plays, as well as The Mandrake at JFK Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, A Midsummer Night’s Dream opposite Bruce Willis and The Roar of the Greasepaint opposite Nathan Lane in regional theatre. Film and television roles include the Martian in Woody Allen's Stardust Memories, Ted Davis in the Emmy Award nominated ABC-TV movie My Mother Was Never a Kid, the Snitch in NBC-TV's Another World, and countless national commercials and industrials (Clio Award nominee) including a Commercial Credit Computer commercial with Jason Robards and AT&T Industrials with Rosie O’Donnell.  


          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 Hudson Valley.

           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 two students 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.

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