Joan MacIntosh

Joan MacIntosh has had a distinguished career as an actress for over 45 years, performing leading roles on and off-Broadway, in resident theaters throughout the US, and in Europe, Africa, and Asia. She was a founding member of the Performance Group, one of the premier experimental theater companies of the late 60s and 70s in New York, and won three Obies for her performances in Dionysus in 69, The Tooth of Crime, and Commune. She won another Obie for Sustained Excellence; a Drama Desk Award for her solitary performance in Request Concert; a Drama League Award and the Edinburgh Festival’s Herald Angel Award for her performance in Ivo van Hove’s production of More Stately Mansions; and the Elliot Norton Award for her performance in Robert Woodruff’s production of Britannicus at the A.R.T. She has won the JDR 3rd Fund grant for study and travel in India, Southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea, and Japan; the USIA Grant for workshop presentations in Southeast Asia, India, Japan, and South Africa; and the Spencer Cherashore Grant to write O Beloved. MacIntosh is an acting professor at Yale University and a Fox fellow. She is currently writing a book about her experiences in experimental theater.