Joe Hendren is currently studying Theatre and Anthropology at Hamline University in St. Paul, having previously studied at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and Normandale Community College. He has worked as a freelance theatre artist (actor, director, playwright, designer, etc.) in the Twin Cities since 2001 with various companies, including Minnesota Opera, Girl Friday Productions, Open Window Theatre, Theatre in the Round, Minneapolis Musical Theatre, Theatre Uncorked, Chameleon Theatre, and many others. As a playwright, his plays have won recognition from local playwriting competitions such as the Northfield Arts Guild Very Short Play Festival, Lakeshore Players’ 10 Minute Play Festival, and the Very Short Play Festival in Mankato. His most recent full-length play, Espionage, Disloyalty, & Socialism: The Trial of Rose Pastor Stokes was commissioned by and performed at the Landmark Center in 2014. At Hamline, he is active in Making Waves, a social justice theatre troupe which utilizes Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. Joe also works as a Historical Interpreter with the Minnesota Historical Society.