Hello! my name is Joseph Smith
I am a Performing Artist of Living History

Hello! my name is Joseph Smith
I am a Performing Artist of Living History


My mission is "to create excitement & curiosity about history
by giving voice to stories that celebrate the human spirit."

My mission is "to create excitement & curiosity about history
by giving voice to stories that celebrate the human spirit."

About Me

Joseph Smith as The RecordKeeper in Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol.

My Background

I have been acting throughout New York City since 1995. My roles have ranged from playing John Merrick in The Elephant Man, Ty Cobb in Cobb, to Virgil in Dante's Inferno.

Joseph Smith as Philip Freneau, Poet of the American Revolution for the Matawan Historical Society.

My Medium

There is magic in performing live in front of an audience.  I decided that I would take my love of acting and my love of history and bring them together.

Joseph Smith as Augustin Fresnel at Montauk Lighthouse

My Inspiration

I am a Performing Artist of Living History who researches, writes and performs living history.  My historic portrayals bring people from history forward in time in an entertaining and engaging way.  My passion is to create excitement and curiosity about history by giving voice to stories that celebrate the human spirit.