JOSEPH ARAGON is a Winnipeg-based playwright, performer and musician. A veteran of the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, Joseph is a multiple Best of Fest/Patron Pick winner and a two-time winner of the Harry Rintoul Memorial Award for Best New Manitoban Play. His plays include the comedy The Unlikely Sainthood of Madeline McKay (2003) and the critically-acclaimed hit musicals Bloodsuckers! (2004), Illuminati (2005), Conclave (2006), and Lucrezia Borgia (2007). His musical Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare was produced in Toronto in 2012 and earned a Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination for Best New Musical. His drama To Forgive, Divine is published in the anthology Breakout by Scirocco Drama. He is a Playwriting graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, and a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada and the Prairie Theatre Exchange Playwrights Unit.
As a composer, arranger, lyricist and accompanist, Joseph has lent his musical skills to a wide variety of projects, composing original music for live shows, short films and interactive presentations, and providing arrangements for several musical productions, such as Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days and the Winnipeg production of Trey Parker & Matt Stone's Cannibal: The Musical. He has also produced numerous accompaniment tracks for various CD projects, choirs, classes, and individuals.