To lend voice to those who are silenced, ignored or otherwise discounted. To bring their humanity forward for us to bear witness.
Joel is so proud to continue to work and grow in the Chicago Theatre community. He is a company member of Steep Theatre Company and he has recently performed on the Steep stage in Red Rex, Birdland, Bobbie Clearly, and in The Invisible Hand and Motortown for which he has received non-equity Jeff Award Nominations. Other Chicago Theatre credits include By the Water (Northlight); Airline Highway (Steppenwolf); A Loss of Roses and Vieux Carré (Raven); Lisbon Traviata (Eclipse); Ecstasy (Cole Theatre); and The Brig (Mary Arrchie). He is also acting in film and TV as a proud SAG-AFTRA member and has most recently wrapped two feature films The World Without You and Final Choice, and guest starred on Chicago Fire (NBC).
Joel is featured in Chris Jones’ “Top 10 best performances in Chicago theater in 2018”, and in Kris Vire’s “SR Digest: 2018’s best theatrical moments.”
Featured Interview: “Role Playing: Joel Reitsma drew moral profit from banker-captor clash of Invisible Hand” By Lawrence B. Johnson for Chicago On The Isle.