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We believe that the sharing of creativity leads to a healthier, happier, stronger, more compassionate society.

By cultivating an environment that encourages artists to challenge their skills and talents, we build a haven for innovative growth and achievement. By focusing on work that is new or forgotten, we provide entertaining, exciting, and engaging productions. By composing events that explore the performer/audience relationship, we constantly endeavor to build theatrical experiences which encourage the growth of social unity. 

In this increasingly digital world, we make theater that matters.

A B O U T   U S

W H O   W E   A R E

Joe Jung, Artistic Director

Joe is a director, actor, musician and producer.  As co-founder and Artistic Director of Project: Theater, he has overseen the production of each of the company’s projects since its founding in 2004. Joe directed The Florentine, J.B., Shel’s Shorts, The Secretaries, Michael Ian Black’s My Custom Van, Mangella, and Occupation.  As an actor he performed in The Great American Desert, Language of Angels, The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year, Shel’s Shorts, My Custom Van, Our Bar, and Unity (1918), for which he was awarded a New York Innovative Theatre Award for best sound design. He performed off and on Broadway in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Off-Broadway in Cyrano de Bergerac and H4 (Resonance Ensemble), The Tempest (Smith Street Stage), A Thick Description of Harry Smith (P73) and regionally in Bright Star (The Old Globe), Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (The Alliance / 2 US tours). He earned his MFA from the University of Connecticut, BA from Western Michigan University and studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. For more about Joe’s work as an actor, singer/songwriter, and cigar box guitar builder visit

Jessi Blue Gormezano, Associate Artistic Director

Founder of OUR BAR, a monthly night of site specific theater, now entering its eighth year of production. During four seasons as Artistic Associate Off Broadway at The Pearl Theatre Company, she created Pick Your Poison, an audience driven staged reading series featuring classic plays and Understudies Onstage, an annual showcase for young directors and actors. At The Pearl she also served as Casting Director for four MainStage shows and fifteen understudy teams and served as the Director of The Pearl Conservatory. As a freelance Casting Director she has cast for Attic Theater Company, Gallery Players, the NYC & Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and Thrown Stone. As the Artistic Outreach Associate at Abingdon Theatre she has curated and cast six Ghostlight Staged Readings. She has toured domestically and internationally as an actor with American Records Theater Company and Blessed Unrest.  For more info about her work as a playwright, producer and washtub bass player, visit

Countless artists, donors and audience members have made Project: Theater's work possible.  

View past writers and directors here and learn more about OUR BAR company members here.

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