Josh is an established director, producer, and creative project leader based in Chicago, IL. Working with a wide variety of regional theatre companies and entertainment firms, he has developed a trusted reputation as a forward-thinking, culturally inspired storyteller with demonstrated experience leading multifaceted productions across several lines of business. His diverse background has given him an unusually vast range of experience in live production with some of today's leading theatre artists and producers.
Josh creates work that is a reflection of his belief that the theatre's greatest power is its ability celebrate, examine, and, when needed, reproach the nuances and complexities of the human experience. His work often explores the positive and negative consequences of human actions and he continually investigates the question, "what does it mean to be a member of our modern global community?" Josh loves working on character-driven plays, both classic and contemporary. Other artistic interests include docudrama, playwriting, dialects, devised theatre, musical theatre, and filmmaking.
Some of Josh's favorite directing credits include Waiting for Godot and Corpus Christi (Relevant Theatrics); Land of the Dead (Milwaukee Repertory Theater), and Alice in Wonderland (Kidstage Central Florida). He is also an alum of the Milwaukee Rep's Emerging Professional Residency in Directing where he served as assistant director for Ten Chimneys, Next to Normal, In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, and the post-Broadway regional premiere of Lombardi. Josh is also an established stage manager specializing in theatre, events, and live entertainment offerings. Selected stage management credits include productions with Silk Road Rising, Porchlight Music Theatre, Williams Street Rep, Disney Parks Live Entertainment, ESPN, The Invictus Games, Tennessee Shakespeare Company, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Pride Films and Plays.
This fall, Josh will begin graduate studies at Northwestern University working toward a Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises (expected graduation in August 2019). He also holds a BA in Theatre Studies from the University of Central Florida. Josh is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).
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