Our Mission

Executive Director

Managing Director

Artistic Director

original logo by Phil Firetog

 

Our Mission

Bluebox Theatre Company's has a dedication to light up the world's stages with the best storytelling.  We aim to present unrivaled storytelling while attracting the best talent and creativity, as well as an outlet for that talent to share their vision with the world.

 

David Morrissey Jr.

Executive Director

David Morrissey Jr. has a background in acting, marketing, art/graphic design, music, production, martial arts and dance.   As an actor, David has appeared in various productions on off-Broadway stages and in films, web series, and commercials, as well as over fifty regional theaters all across the US.  In February, he will be appearing in the Herb Strauss Theater production of "Godspell" (Jesus) in Fort Myers, Florida.  He has has worked with renowned professionals such as Marie Danvers and Spring Sirkin, and has studied personally Jeff Passero, Michael McAuliffe, David Kramer, Steven Lantz-Gefroh, Jo Curtis Lester, Deborah Livering, and his mother Terri Morrissey.


As a visual artist, he has helped design various merchandise packaging, logos, souvenirs, and posters for various Broadway and off Broadway shows like Xanadu and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, as well as celebrity events such as 2nd Stage's 21st Annual All-Star Bowling classic and a basketball for Obama’s first inauguration.  As a child, David studied visual art and sculpting at Studio 703 in Port Jefferson, NY.

 

David also plays piano for multiple bands in Manhattan, from jazz singer Marieme Diop to rock artist Trubdr. Adam Road.  He has performed all over New York City.  He has studied piano his whole life under Michael Livering at The Performing Arts Studio of New York, and has studied voice under Chuck Schneider, Rob Gallagher, Deborah Livering, and his father David Morrissey.  David has also studied jazz music theory with John Segale and Jimmy Heath.

 

While David was growing up he also took various martial arts and dance styles.  He has over ten years experience in various combat styles, including Aikido, Jujitsu, Judo, Karate, Kempo, Boxing, Stage Combat, Fencing, Arnese, Nunchaku, Rapier, Wrestling, Basic Kung Fu, and Kickboxing.  David has also studied Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Middle Eastern, and contemporary urban styles.  He has taken classes from various experts, including Javier Ninja and Olympian Steven Lantz-Gefroh.

 

David has a degree in acting from Suffolk and a degree for Marketing and Advertising with a duel minor in Film and Performing Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan.  Dave would like to thank all of his family and friends who have supported him, as well as the incredible teachers who have believed in him and supported him throughout his life.

 


 From top: D (Polaroid Stories), Brom (Encore), Leslie (Seascape)

 

Joe Rubino

Managing Director

Joe was the first production director of Bluebox Theatre Company, debuting with "Night of the Living Dead Live".   He has a background in acting, film, music, sound design, set design and light design.  He has worked for countless different musical artists (i.e. Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Skrillex, and Fiona Apple) and venues around Long Island, including The Paramount in Huntington, production managing for local band Orange Tincture, and working for a local pyro technics company Pyro Engineering.  He was a part of the stage crew at the Bethpage School District.

 

Joe attended Nassau Community College for Acting, where he studied under Victor Abravaya, a Sanford Meisner student and Chairperson of the theatre department at the college. Joe was last seen on stage in "The Twilight Zone" as Captain Allenby in the episode titles "The Lonely".  He also portrayed Joe Duncan in Bryon Azoulay's "The Return" for The Factory Festival at Hunter College in Manhattan.  Other credits include Georg in "Spring Awakening", Vic in "Our Lady of 121st Street", Juror #7 in "Twelve Angry Men" and Greg Pierotti in "The Laramie Project".

 

Joe has also done various different tech jobs for Nassau Community College such as soundboard operator for "The Glass Menagarie" and "Doubt" as well as spotlight operator for "Cabaret".  He has designed lighting and sound for many of the productions in Bluebox and other theatre companies such as Eastline Productions.

 

He would like to thank Victor Abravaya, David Morrissey, Andrew J. Beck, Bryon Azoulay and all of his other acting colleagues for guiding him in being the artist he is today. He would also like to thank Terri Morrissey, Deborah Livering, and Michael Livering of The Performing Arts Studio for this incredible opportunity and collaboration.

 

 

 

From Top: Captain Allenby (Twilight Zone), Joe Duncan (The Return)

 

Andrew J. Beck

Artistic Director

Andrew has directed, produced, and acted in various regional productions on Long Island and Manhattan.

 

Credits include producing the NYC Fringe Festival show "A Homecoming" in 2013 with Creative Concept Productions at the historic Player's Theatre.  Andrew was also in the original cast and toured with Broadway Clubhouse's "Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical" (Workshop, Midtown Int'l Theatre Festival, Off-Broadway Production).  Andrew has worked with Ed Dennehy, Troy Miller, Fletcher Young, Peter Lewis, among others.

 

Directing credits: "Dog Sees God", "12 Angry Men", "Songs For A New World", "Grease", "Back to the 80's", and "Bug".

 

Acting credits: "Jesus Christ Superstar" (Judas), "Les Miserablés (Jean Valjean), "Urinetown" (Officer Lockstock), "From Up Here" (Charlie), "Doubt" (Father Flynn).  Andrew also received rave reviews for his portrayal of Oscar Wilde in "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde".

 

Education: Nassau Community College, BA in Theatre and Speech, Wagner College, CUNY Brooklyn College.

 

 

 

From Top: Class Clown (Most Likely To), Billy Baker (Night of the Living Heads)