Joel Ebarb has designed costumes for over 100 productions in a variety of venues, including Jean Cocteau Repertory (Off-Broadway), Eclipse Theatre Company and Vittum Theatre (Chicago), Indiana Repertory Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, and ShadowApe Theatre Company (Indianapolis), Boarshead Theatre (Lansing, Michigan), Stages Repertory Theatre (Houston), Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana) and twenty-two seasons with the Texas Shakespeare Festival. International credits include The Court Theatre (Christchurch, New Zealand) and the Chinese production of Avenue Q currently running in Beijing.
A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Joel received a B.A. in English from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and his M.F.A. in Theatre from the University of Houston. Joel is an Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts and Chair of the Department of Theatre at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.