Directing & Choreography

Joel Ferrell is an experienced and accomplished director and choreographer of American theater.

Dallas Theater Center

Joel served as the Associate Artistic Director of the Dallas Theater Center from 2011-2019. During his tenure there, his directing/choreography credits include:

  • Dreamgirls
  • The Rocky Horror Show
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat
  • Cabaret
  • A Christmas Carol (2005-2009, 2011, 2012)

DTC directing credits include:

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Clybourne Park
  • Red
  • God of Carnage
  • Dividing the Estate
  • reasons to be pretty
  • The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later
  • Cotton Patch Gospel (starring its creator Tom Key) 

DTC choreography credits include:

  • It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • The Who’s Tommy
  • My Fair Lady

Freelance Director

Trinity Shakespeare Festival (Fort Worth, TX)

  • Love’s Labor Lost
  • Comedy of Errors

Lyric Theater of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK)

  • Kopit and Yeston’s Phantom
  • Peter Pan
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Aida

Portland Center Stage: Choreographer (Portland, OR)

  • Cabaret
  • West Side Story
  • Ragtime
  • Guys And Dolls
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Oklahoma!
  • My Fair Lady

Second Thought Theater (Dallas, TX)

  • Gruesome Playground Injuries
  • Othello
  • The Necessities (World Premier)

Stage West (Fort Worth, TX)

  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
  • Alfred Stieglitz Loves O’keeffe
  • The Baltimore Waltz

Denver Center Theater (Denver, Colorado)

  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • DragOn

Circle Theater (Fort Worth, TX)

  • One Man Two Governors
  • Sweeney Todd

Casa Manana Theater

Joel served as the Artistic Director of Casa Manana Theater (Fort Worth, Texas) from 1996-2001. During this time, he directed the majority of the theater’s mainstage productions, moving between Casa Manana’s 1,800-seat theater-in-the-round and the 2,100-seat Bass Performance Hall in downtown Fort Worth. A sampling of these productions include:

  • Big River
  • Carousel
  • Oklahoma!
  • Godspell
  • Once On This Island
  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • Jekyl and Hyde
  • Grease
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • A Chorus Line
  • Sleuth
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Deathtrap
  • Lend Me A Tenor
  • Moon Over Buffalo
  • Here’s Love
  • The King And I

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