João was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario. He graduated from St. Jerome’s College at the University of Waterloo. He spent several years as the creative director for JM Drama at the Registry Theatre. Not only did he get a chance to practice and develop his own skills as a writer, he created a play festival where other aspiring writers could workshop their plays.
João’s favourite moment with JM Drama was directing Snoopy! The Musical as a homage to his hero and idol, Charles Monroe Schultz. Radio Daze at the Gateway Theatre will be João’s first professional production. João has lived in Toronto and Montreal, but now calls beautiful Richmond, British Columbia home.