MY GOAL IS TO MAKE THE BAY COLONY SHAKESPEARE COMPANY A STURDY THREE-LEGGED STOOL, COMPRISED OF EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL PROGRAMMING, MAIN STAGE PRODUCTIONS AND ACTOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING.
– Eric Joseph, Executive Director
Mr. Joseph, a Marshfield resident raised in Cohasset, is responsible for the funding and administration of the BCSC.
Eric joined the BCSC after returning from New York City as the Senior Vice President of Sponsorship and Marketing for Clear Channel Entertainment’s Theatrical Division and Broadway Across America, where he was responsible for securing and overseeing sponsorship and marketing extensions of Clear Channel’s Broadway investments and subsequent tours in over 50 US and Canadian markets. Some of the many show sponsorships his team worked on include ‘The Producers’, ‘Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays’, ‘Billy Joel’s Movin’ Out’, ‘Blues Clues’ and ‘Dora the Explorer’.
Eric was an actor throughout his teens, 20’s and 30’s, appearing in Summerstock and touring productions of ‘West Side Story’, ‘The Miracle Worker’, ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’, ‘Carnival’, ‘Same Time Next Year’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘The Fantasticks’, ‘But Mostly Because It’s Raining’ and ‘Oklahoma’. He was most recently seen playing Selsdon Mowbray in “Noises Off!’.
Eric’s other career resume listings include: Associate Publisher for Stuff and Stuff@Night magazines, Global Marketing Director/Senior Vice President of Titan Outdoor Advertising, and President/COO of 3rd Dimension Technologies.
OUR MISSION IS TO PRODUCE DYNAMIC, ENGAGING, AND INSPIRATIONAL PRODUCTIONS FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, BACKGROUNDS, AND COMMUNITIES. BY USING THE STORIES OF THE GREATEST PLAYWRIGHTS THROUGHOUT THE AGES, WE WILL STRIVE TO PRESENT TRANSFORMITIVE PRODUCTIONS ON THE STAGE.
– Ross MacDonald, Artistic Director
Mr. MacDonald is a graduate of the University of Winchester and the London Academy of Performing Arts. Recent acting credits include, Othello, Henry Sixth Part Two, and Henry VIII (Actor Shakespeare Project), Horst Korsching in Operation Epsilon-IRNE Best Ensemble (Nora Theatre Company), Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing (The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company), The Elephant Man (New Repertory Theatre), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (Summer Festival Theatre). Before moving to Massachusetts, he worked in his native UK, for companies including The Oxford Shakespeare Company, The British Shakespeare Company, King’s Head Islington, The Man in the Moon, Royal National Theatre
and The Globe Theatre London. He most recently directed Noises Off at Priscilla Beach Theatre.
Having been onstage in the UK since his early teens, Ross moved to Boston after his 2007 deployment in Afghanistan as part of The British Army’s London (Scottish) Regiment. He has since become a well known Actor and Director in the Boston theatre community and has worked with the BCSC as a Board member, Performer and Associate Artistic Director. During that tenure, he played an important role in the redevelopment of all BCSC endeavors. In addition to well received main stage productions, Ross has implemented a strategic education plan, raising both the local and regional profile of BCSC within the Massachusetts public and private school systems. Mr. MacDonald oversees the company’s overall creative vision.