FOUNDER OF ACT
Founder and Operator
Joe developed a real passion for theater while in college. His many years in the corporate sector and volunteering in his community drew him away from that passion for a time. But when that love for theater and film resurfaced, those years of experience as a high-level project manager found a new purpose and venue: Ashland Community Theater (ACT).
Initially, Joe took to writing scripts and honing his acting and directing skills.
His desire to be involved in community theater had been a dream spanning four decades. But then he took the plunge and created ACT, with the intent of collaborating with others who have a similar passion and desire to create good story telling. His vision for ACT differs from the many other community theaters in Central Massachusetts. His goal is to encourage and produce new material, search out new local talent, and provide a venue where new directors can cut their teeth. Joe is dedicated to the process of all aspects of the arts and is excited to bring ACT (live theater and films) to the Boston area.
He has partnered with Barbara Chisholm and WACA -TV to create a TV series “Behind the Curtain”. BTC affords opportunities for artists to create original material and share the behind-the-scenes stories of their art.
Joe has also produced and directed a series of films, some of which have been honored at Film Festivals: “Tommy & Michael” (2022), Nominated for best short film and best Actor (Larry Loring); “Nearly News” (2018); “The Victorian House Catering Company”(2019) and the award winning short film “Halloween Elevator” (2019). In addition, Joe produced and directed a couple of mini-series: the award-winning comedy miniseries “Therapy Sessions” (2016) and “The Interns” (2015).
Joe and WACA have a new short films premiering in October 2023:
“Party Time”, The Last Patient”, “Your Kiss is on My List”, “Luke Meets Charlene at a Very Nice Bar”, “It’s Your Move”, “ The Last Words of Lord Carrington” and “Rat Trap”. These films have received accolades from the Film Festivals to which they have been submitted.
For more information, please visit Joe’s IMDb page: Joe White - IMDb
Listing of Credits for Joe White
Theater Produced for Ashland Community Theater
Stories From Boulder Park- May 2023- Producer and Director of 3 Scenes.
Dracula- Oct 2022- producer
California Suite- April 2022- Acting “Marvin” & Directing “The Visitors from London”
Dashing Through the Snow Dec 2021
The Viewing Room Sept/Oct 2021- Director
Nights Out-Nov 2019- Actor and Playwright
Victorian House Catering Company- April 2019- Director, Writer, Actor
Play On- Oct 2018-Director
Nearly News- April 2018- Director, Small Acting Roles
Gate 19- Dec 2017- Director, Writer, Small Acting roles
2 Acts of Murder- June 2017- Director, Writer, Actor
Dinner Conversations- Dec 2016- Director, Writer, Actor
Plaza Suite- June 2016- Actor
Therapy Sessions- Nov 2015- Writer and Actor
Parents Day- May 2015- Writer and Actor
Daymares on Oak Street- Nov 2014- Writer and Actor
Relationships A-Z- Writer and Actor.
Films and Television Directed
Rat Trap (Short Film) 2023- Produced and Asst Director
Last Words of Lord Carrington (Short Film) 2023- Produced and Asst Director
It’s Your Move (Short Film) 2023 Produced, Directed and Writer
Luke Meets Charlene at a Really Nice Bar- (Short Film) 2023- Produced and Asst Director
Your Kiss is on my List (Short Film) 2023 Produced and Directed
The Last Patient (Short Film)- 2023 Produced and Directed
Party Time (Short Film) 2023 Produced, Directed and Writer
Tommy & Michael (Short Film)- Jan 2022 – 3rd Place in the NY Independent Film Festival
ER Visit (Short)- Summer 2020
Halloween Elevator- (Short)- Fall 2019 – Winner of Multiple short film festivals
Victorian House Catering Company (Film)- Summer 2019
Nearly News (Film)- Summer 2018
It’s No Picnic (Short) – Fall 2016
Therapy Sessions (6 Part Miniseries)- Summer 2016 – Winner of Best Comedy ACM Awards
The Interns (4 Part Miniseries)- Summer 2015