Nebraska Authors

Joe Hoover, S.J.

Omaha native and Creighton Prep graduate Joe Hoover, S.J. was already embarked on a successful acting career in the New York theatrical world when he decided to join the Jesuit order. He continues to write both for New York's Xavier Theatre and Film, a group he founded to further the Catholic arts tradition, and for the secular theater. Several of his plays have been produced at Omaha's Shelterbelt Theatre. He returned to Omaha in 2018 to perform in his play Amends along with his brother, Omaha visual artist Bill Hoover. The author also writes for America Magazine, a Jesuit publication where he is poetry editor, and he teaches drama to middle school students.

See Betsy Freeman, "Jesuit actor, writer blends family and faith in new play," Omaha World-Herald, 7-19-2018.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
New York, NY

Author Of

  • Play/Screenplay


Playwrights; Stage Plays; Actors and Acting


Omaha Creighton Prep graduate
Degree in Journalism from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Catholic Educator


Amends. (Play) performed 2018.
The Good Life. (Play) nd

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