After weeks of anticipation amid speculation by local media watchers, WSBE Rhode Island PBS President David W. Piccerelli today announced the host for the second season of High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island® will be Joseph Short of Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island.
A professional actor, teacher, and production artist, Joe Short has performed in numerous theaters in Boston, New York, and Washington DC. Locally, he has performed at Trinity Repertory Company, the Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theater, and the Wilbury Theatre Group in Rhode Island.
Mr. Short was a founding artistic associate of Bridge Rep of Boston and an early member of Providence’s The Wilbury Theatre Group. He has taught acting at area universities, and has been an adjunct instructor of acting, voice, and movement at the University of Rhode Island since 2010. His interest in the technical craft of theater includes his work as the production technician for the Theatre, Dance, and Media concentration at Harvard University, and as production manager of the Gloucester Stage Company since 2013. Mr. Short earned his B.F.A. at the University of Rhode Island, and is an M.F.A. graduate of the Brown University/Trinity Rep Consortium.
“I am very excited to be joining the team for High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island, and the larger Rhode Island PBS family,” Mr. Short said. “PBS has been a staple in my own daily life. Now this new opportunity let me contribute directly to the creation of smart and positive content for PBS fans.
“High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island is going to be a blast and I can't wait to get started!”
High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island is a team-based single-elimination competition among qualifying public and private high schools in Rhode Island.
Each week, the 30-minute multi-round matches of High School Quiz Show: Rhode Islandtest the teams’ knowledge in 10 categories, including math, geography, science, literature, history, and the arts, as well as current events, sports, and popular culture. The winner of each match advances to the next round in bracket-style play.
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