A little about ME

Theater / Directing:

Colonial Players of Annapolis

 Dearly Departed (2001), Christmas Carol (1999), Battle of Shallowford (2006) Cabaret for Kids (1999,2000, 2001, 2004) Company (20011), Annie (2013)

Children's Theater of Annapolis -

Disney's Beauty and the Beast (2008)1st runner-up British Embassy's Ruby Griffith award: Outstanding achievement in a musical,  

Say What -Play Words and Word Plays (2011)  

The Canterville Ghost (2014)

Annapolis Sr. High School 

Footloose (2002) ,

Say What (Play Words and Word Plays) 2008

Bowie Community Theater

Weekend Comedy (1998?)

Inspecting Carol (2008)

North County High School

Oscar Wilde’s Canterville Ghost (2014) Original script


Original Radio Comedy show (1995-1997)

Drama Rama finalist - "Life Death and Stuff in the Next Phase"

Baltimore Playwrights Festival - Saturday Morning Television

Cabaret for Kids (1999, 2000, 2001, 2004)

Scene Change 

Say What - Word Plays and Play Words

Oscar Wilde’s Canterville Ghost


"Mr. Thompson's musical style blends Garrison Keillor's storytelling with Raffi's catchy rhythms "

- Capitol Gazette 


  • Wrote and produced 2 CDs of original family music: Every Kind of Magic & Dreams, Sillies and Stuff  

  • Pirates in the Bath won best children's song at Just Plain Folks and Every Kind of Magic came in 2nd for best children's CD.

  • The song P.U. won the gold in the 2001 Mid Atlantic Songwriters Contest, children's category.

  • Washington Area Theater Community Honors Sound Design Award for my original soundtrack to Bowie Community Theatre's production of Dearly Departed

If you are looking for the humorous poetry, original one act play stage scripts, skits, music, imaginesong podcasts, generally creative output of Joe Thompson (aka J.D. Thompson) from Annapolis Maryland, then you've come to the right place.

If you don't know me or my work, but ended up here by chance– You are still in the right place.


I thrive on feedback so there is a place for you to let me know which poems, scripts or songs you like the most or just say something positive (I don't think there is a yelp category for humorous poetry or family music yet - but who knows.) 

My work is not in the public domain but if you'd like to use any of it for non profit or educational purposes, just email me.