Joseph Wade

Joseph Wade (Set Designer, Phoebe in Winter) is an award-winning scenic designer, artist and educator. Joey now works as a  sculptor and ceramic artist in D.C., but Originally he designed in Chicago and some of his first designs were with Dado and Kirk at ERC theater. Past favorites of theater design include Zeljko Djukic’s Dumb Waiter at Tuta,  The Dazzle and Uncle Vanya for the Steppenwolf, The Price for Writer's Theatre and Madame De Sade at the European Repertory Company. Russian Transcript and Grand Concourse (Steppenwolf), and Judith  and a few more at TrapDoor theater. Joey assisted internationally renowned master designer Ralph Koltai on designs for Nottingham Playhouse (UK), the Scottish National Opera, Teatre de l'Orange (Italy), the Ralph Koltai Retrospective Exhibition at Lethaby Gallery (London), and Timon of Athens at Shakespeare Rep (now Chicago Shakespeare) and taught woodworking and sculpture in Chicago and scenic design and stage management at the University of Illinois in Chicago before moving to the DC area in 2014. A native of Atlanta, Joey’s other credits include scenic designs for theatre, film, opera and dance there as well as in New York, North Carolina, Indiana and the Virgin Islands. Slightly homesick for Chicago, Joey is ecstatic to be asked to work with Dado and Kirk and the whole gang again.