Introducing: Joel Butler

Last night Clockwork Theatre launched its inaugural production, Fool for Love, at the Havana Theatre in Vancouver. We won’t lie – it went exceptionally well and we are quite pleased with our first production and hope for many more to come.

Today we’d like to take the time to introduce the incredible, Joel Butler, who has taken on the diverse and complex character of Eddie. Joel has been an absolute treat to work with. His insight and dedication to Sam Shepard’s dysfunction story has driven this production one step further and we are extremely grateful for it.



Classically trained, Joel Butler has played roles from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams, working with local theatre companies and professional the like. Taking on Roles like ‘Jerry’ In Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story and ‘Ben’ in Things that go bump in the night by Terrance McNally, Joel finds himself attracted to the more gritty realism that these works have to offer. After attending the American Academy of Dramatic arts, Joel has come back to his hometown of Vancouver to pursue theatre and keep his passion thriving with works such as Fool For Love. He writes plays and short films in his spare time and also happens to be a Hip-Hop MC (Yes, really) and will be working on a Jazz/ Rap album starting in the summer. Joel is very excited to be a part of Clockwork Theatres inaugural production of this great work by Sam Shepard and can’t wait for everyone to come see it!

We couldn’t agree more – come check out Joel and the rest of the Fool for Love cast and crew. Remaining performances are this evening, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm at the Havana Theatre.