Joseph Paul Hill is a Ph.D. candidate in Theatre and Performance at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His dissertation project explores ideas of community formation and intersection as a way to elucidate the various ways in which disability and Deaf theatre artists, productions, companies, and organizations attract, engage, and educate variable artist and audience communities. His other research interests include disability performance, disability pedagogy, understudy casting, brand identity, digital scenography, 19th century freak shows, and all things musical theatre. Joseph has taught intro to theatre, acting, script analysis, and theatre history courses at Brooklyn College and Marymount Manhattan College. He is a native Southern Californian and a graduate of California State University, Fullerton.