Joseph Haj

Artistic Director

Guthrie Theater




After Joe Dowling’s 20-year run as artistic director, the Guthrie got new leadership over the summer from Joseph Haj. With extensive acting and directing credentials, Haj’s early choices for stage productions will be scrutinized by patrons for changes in artistic direction. Haj, an Arab-American, is also expected to more fully integrate the Guthrie’s casts and outreach with a broader cross-section of the Twin Cities. The Guthrie noted that Haj, leading a North Carolina repertory company, had “transformed the theater into a place of diversity and inclusion.