Joe P has had the creative pleasure of exploring and establishing himself as a Poet, Stage Actor, Playwright, Director and Educator in Houston. For over 10 years, he has been dedicated to continually developing his craft, as well as helping others to find their purpose through the creative arts. Joe P has performed with such theatres as The Ensemble Theatre, Stages Repertory Theatre, 4th Wall Theatre Co, AD Players, and The Alley Theatre. He has also partnered with Young Audiences of Houston, LINKS, and The World Youth Foundation, impacting the lives of youth and creating platforms for adult artists. Under his own umbrella, Joe P founded ACTing Up Studios to combine poetic and theatrical influences – helping students of the art to begin to shape themselves into true performance artists and life leaders. For his valiant efforts, Joe was awarded the “Leadership in Action” Congressional Recognition award for his services to youth.
His career in Poetry has seasoned since his first introduction to the art in 2006. He has featured on numerous stages across the United States, including a Season 4 performance on the nationally televised Lexus Verses and Flow on TV One, and was named co-host of one of Houston’s longest running poetry show, The Poetry Lounge.
Acting is his first love, Poetry is his passion, and Teaching is his Purpose.