Joel O. Thayer is a graduate of Dartmouth College, The Yale School of Drama and Suffolk University Law School. His work as a designer has been seen at; The Old Globe Theatre, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Boston Opera, Zelebar Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Yale Cabaret, Hopkins Center for Performing Arts, Queens College, The Alliance Theatre, John F. Kennedy Center, Bridgewater State University, Dean College, and Star Players of Massachusetts.
From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Thayer was Managing Director of The Portland Stage Company in Portland Maine during which time the company was able to erase an extraordinary fiscal deficit and purchase its own building. Joel produced Queens Blvd. and Jodie’s Body off-Broadway in New York City. He founded the Star Players of Massachusetts in 1987 for which he produced and directed over thirty Broadway musicals. In 2008 his production of My Fair Lady received the prestigious New England Theatre Conference Moss Hart Award for best community theatre production in New England.
Joel loves teaching and is currently an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for Arts and Entertainment Management at Dean College in Franklin, MA.