Cell Phone: 2068199924
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- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Age Range: 35 - 60
- Vocal Range: E below Middle C to A below High C
- Eyes: Green
- Hair: Brown
- Height: 5' 3"
Wendy Joseph vies with her characters for a life of romance and adventure. As a deckhand on merchant ships, she has outrun pirates off of Somalia, steered ships large and small through typhoons and calms from the Bering Sea to Shanghi.
In Shakespeare, she has played the Nurse and the Chorus in Romeo and Juiliet, Feste in 12th Night, and the Abbess in Comedy of Errors. She also appeared as Eleanora Duse in The Ladies of the Camellias, and in the movie Singles, American Heart, Asssasins, and Island Bound..
Her screenplays Murmansk Run and The Witch’s Hand have won and placed in numerous writing contests, and The Witch’s Hand is also a novel and audiobook, with a radio dramatazation in the works. Her poetry and prose have appeared in the literary publications Bricolage, Ha!, Westwind, Nomos, Greek Fire, and The Poetic Bind V, and her poem "Chief Joseph" won first prize in the Seattle Writers contest. She also won a Bad Hemingway contest and an oral Sea Story contest. She is proud of her Irish Catholic, Jewish, Scandinavian, Native American and Romany (Gypsy) heritage.
Her plays Gargoyles, The Hamlet Interview, Oil in the Sound and Booking Hold were produced to acclaim in Seattle.
Believing history must be lived, she has crewed the 18th century square-rigger Lady Washington, the steamer Virginia V, the WWII freighter SS Lane Victory, and the moored battleship USS Iowa.
She has shared her food with Third World workers and starving cats. She sings sea shanties, and with classical and medieval choirs. Her passion is for works of the imagination, for telling a really good story, and for connecting with the minds and souls of readers and taking them to a magnificent and finer place.
Researching her sword and sorcery novel The Witch’s Hand in France, she traced the paths of her characters over the terrain they covered to get the description right, dug up old documents for historical accuracy, and threw men out of her hotel room so she could write. She holds two Master’s in English, from UCLA and the University of Washington, and can splice a twelve strand line. Ashore she holds court with her cats Jean Lafitte and Bijou in the wilds of Washington State.
Professions/skills: Writer;Voice Talent;Stage Combatant;Singer;Screenwriter;Producer;Playwright;Musician;Literary Manager;Educator;Dramaturg;Dialect Coach;Composer;Artistic Director;Actor