“The word ‘theatre’ comes from the Greeks, you know. It means ‘the seeing place.’ And like Stella Adler said, ‘it is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation.’” – Joe Bunin
Joe Bunin moved from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Las Vegas in 1982 with his family. He first became interested in, and fell in love with, the theater while a student at UNLV, having been cast in a number of plays requiring his particular brand of swarthy good looks. Though he graduated with a degree in finance and an aptitude for the law, Joe’s honest desire to participate in the development of Las Vegas theater has never diminished and remains his true passion. Joe believes that when anyone talks about the greatest cities in the United States, Las Vegas should be mentioned alongside New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Atlanta – the commonality being, of course, that each of these cities is alive with top notch, professional theater. In his view, A Public Fit is the type of professional theater company, like Steppenwolf in Chicago or the Atlantic Theater Company in New York, that Las Vegas needs to further cement its place as one the greatest citiess in the world to live.