For Kings County Shakespeare Company (KCSC) in Brooklyn, where he was on staff for 4 years, Joseph played Malvolio in Twelfth Night, 4 roles in Hamlet and 3 roles in The Taming of the Shrew, leading David Mackler of the Off-Off-Broadway Review (OOBR) to declare, “Joseph Small is a character actor’s character actor.”

Mr. Small also appeared as Sir Anthony Absolute in The Rivals for KCSC, garnering more rave reviews. He has performed Shakespeare with X-Pat Theatre and The English Channel in Paris (where he lived for a decade). In New York, he has performed Shakespeare extensively with the American Globe Theatre, ShakespeareNYC, Theatre Ten Ten and Hawk & Handsaw, earning an OOBR Award with the latter for playing Biondello and Curtis in another production of The Taming of the Shrew.

He appeared in five productions with the Jean Cocteau Repertory at its zenith, including Six Characters in Search of an Author which transferred to Teatro Real in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His one-man show based on the life and poetry of William Carlos Williams, beside the white chickens, has been performed at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, at Confluences in Paris, at the University of New Hampshire, at the William Carlos Williams Center for the Arts in New Jersey and at the Medicine Show Theatre in New York.

Mr. Small directed his adaptation of five William Carlos Williams short stories, The Farmers’ Daughters, at the Théâtre de Nesle in Paris and at the Medicine Show Theatre in New York. He adapted and directed many fully staged readings for KCSC, including works by Mamet, Molière and Ronald Harwood.

Other acting credits include the Barfly in the world premiere of Tina Landau’s Stonewall, Night Variations (En Garde Arts), Seth in the world premiere of Faint (New York International Fringe Festival) and Senchil Doorley in the New York premiere of Portia Coughlan (Todo con Nada).

He has worked regionally at Shakespeare on the Sound in Connecticut, at the Arkansas Rep and toured nationally in the title role of The Imaginary Invalid.

Mr. Small played leading roles in several independent short films: Senator Ronald "Ronnie" Pudding in For the Love of Pudding, winner of the Best Acting Award at the 2006 48-Hour Film Project;  Plushy, The Mood Swingers and Soup & The Dead. He was the lead actor in a long series of television commercials for America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses.

For Studio EIS in Brooklyn Mr. Small posed for a full-body bronze sculpture of James Madison that is on display at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and for all of The Three Stooges, among many others.

He is one of approximately 8,000 Microsoft-certified Master Instructors in the world and teaches part-time at the Actors Fund of America's (AFA) Career Center and for District Council 1707 (DC-1707).

Mr. Small is a member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the Screen Actors’ Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and New York State’s United Federation of Teachers (UFT).