Elbert Joseph is known as EJ (They/Them/He/Him) is Deaf actor who is fluent in both American Sign Language as well as spoken English.
EJ started acting when I was thirteen and his passion turned into a career. He received professional theatrical training at the Boston Arts Academy and has worked with several award-winning theaters in the Boston area including American Repertory Theater, Huntington Theatre, and Wheelock Family Theatre. EJ is a professional actor who is funny, good hearted, smart and passionate. He dreams of transforming lives and inspiring the world through his craft. EJ believes success is found in collaboration, desire for personal growth and the constant pursuit of new opportunities.
In 2002 – 2003, EJ was nominated by the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Louis in The Trumpet of the Swan at Wheelock Family Theatre and Special Recognition for his performance as Yeffim in Uncle Vanya at American Repertory Theater. In 2012, EJ was part of the IRNE recognition of Best Ensemble for The Arabian Nights at central Square Theater. In 2016, EJ was honored by the IRNE’s with a Special Recognition for his performance as Tuc in Suzan Zeder’s Ware Trilogy: Mother Hicks, The Taste of Sunrise and The Edge of Peace; performed over a three month period and produced on three separate stages by Emerson Stage, Wheelock Family Theatre, and Central Square Theatre. He also co directed with Betsy Goldman, new work for Moonbox Productions last year, Turning the Tide. Past winter, he was in Parade with Moonbox Productions as Newt Lee. He is in Queen Mab Theatre Company’s The Tempest.