J. Joseph Cox’s full-length plays include Koalas (16th Street Theater), St. Paulie’s Delight (Great Plains Theatre Conference, Dayton Playhouse FutureFest), and Thirst (Cold Basement Dramatics). His short-form plays have garnered numerous awards and have been produced across the globe. His work has been developed by the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, The Blank Theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Chicago Dramatists, Something Marvelous, and Portland Stage Company among others. He has been a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, The Princess Grace Award, and the Playwrights First Award. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and an alumnus of Lawrence University and the Second City Writing Program. He is originally from Iowa.