Joseph Vitale, a semi-finalist for the 2012 Eugene O’Neill Theater/National Playwrights Conference, is the author of a number of plays, including Back Channel, which was performed at The Theater Project in Maplewood, NJ in April 2018. Murrow, a one-man show about the life of Edward R. Murrow (called “a dramatic masterpiece” by the Huffington Post), was performed Off-Off Broadway in May 2016 at The Phoenix Theatre Ensemble and in September 2016 as part of the ACANSA Arts Festival in Little Rock, AR. The Fourth State of Matter was performed in 2011 at the Theater for the New City in New York and was later nominated for the National Playwrights Conference. His one-acts have been produced at the Hudson Guild, Barrow Group and Manhattan Repertory theaters in New York; Northport Players in Northport, NY; the North Park Playwrights’ Festival in San Diego, CA; the St. Paul Festival of New Plays in St. Paul, IN (Best Play); Darkhorse Dramatists in Owego, NY, and at the Theater Project. His latest play, Dragons in the Crease, premiered at the Hudson Guild Theater in New York in September as part of the New York Theater Festival's Summerfest 2019. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America as well as the Theater Project Playwrights Workshop.