Joe Bardin biography

photo: Tal Perry

Joe Bardin is an essayist, playwright, screenwriter and immortalist. His literary nonfiction has appeared in the Louisville Review, Superstition Review, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Eclectica, Rock & Sling, JMWW, Burrow Press Review,  Coldnoon and Pithead Chapel, among others.

In the summer of 2018, he has four short plays in production. Theatre Artists Studio’s Summer Shorts is staging Intermission, about a couple trying to decide whether to stay with a play and each other. Space 55 will stage How to Quit Writing, a satire about workshops. And Herberger Lunchtime Theatre is producing Marketing Committee, nominally about the tension between art and commerce, as well as its own production of Intermission.

His play, Infinity Mirror, was read by the La Jolla Theatre Ensemble in August, 2017 in San Diego at RAADfest.

His screenplay, Seeing Maya, was a semi-finalist in the 2016 Rhode Island Film Festival.

His play, Love Disorder, a comedy about relationships, performed at the Herberger Theater, Kax Stage in Phoenix in November 2014, the Arizona Republic described as “snappy, clever and irreverent” comparing the humor to that of the hit sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”. But really, it’s funnier.

Joe is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

For the past 20 years, Joe has operated a ghostwriting and copywriting firm called Relativity Writing ( He has worked with major brands including Motorola, Proctor & Gamble, DreamWorks Studios and Intel. Joe’s work has won industry recognition including an American Business Award, and publication in AR100 Black Book and the Print Regional Design Annual. Joe has co-written and ghostwritten several books on subjects ranging from art, health and lifestyle change to prosperity and career transition.

Joe’s feature stories have appeared in numerous publications including The Arizona Republic, The Phoenix New Times, Phoenix Magazine, Feng Shui (London), Learning & Leading, Baylor Balance, Arizona Foothills Magazine, BusinessEdge Magazine, BizAZ Magazine, The Ritz-Carlton Magazine, Your Health (Southern California Health Care System), South Coast Style, Trump Style Magazine.

Joe is Director of Communications for the Coalition for Radical Life Extension ( and People Unlimited (, an organization dedicated to radical life extension and physical immortality with its headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ. He has spoken on the subject of physical immortality throughout the US and internationally.