Joseph Jomo Pierre: Writer

Joseph is both an actor and playwright.

He is a graduate of York University with an Honours BFA in acting (1999). Joseph was recently a 2013 Governor General’s Literary Awards Finalist for his play Shakespeare’s Nigga.

Produced works include Twisted, Shakespeare’s Nigga, Born Ready, King ah de Dancehall, Pusha-Man, and Hip-Hop (Who Stole the Soul). In addition to his work in theatre he worked as a consulting director in Allan King’s 2006 Tiff documentary Empz 4 Life, which was in part inspired by Born Ready. Published works include Shakespeare’s Nigga (Playwrights Canada Press 2013) and his first collection of plays entitled, BeatDown: Three Plays by Joseph Jomo Pierre (also through Playwrights Canada Press).