Joshua Baggett is director, producer, and creative storyteller based in Chicago, Illinois. He is drawn to work that explores the political and social infrastructures that shape our lives, with a particular interest in stories that highlight working class/proletarian experiences. Other artistic interests include verbatim theatre/docudrama, playwriting, speech & dialects, devised theatre, musical theatre, and filmmaking.
Josh began his professional journey as an acting teacher and stage manager while an undergraduate student in Orlando, Florida. In 2008, he created and co-founded the small theatre project Relevant Theatrics Theatre Company, where he served as the Artistic Director and leading producer on company productions. After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida, Josh went on to gain an unusually broad range of experience in all areas of live production with many of today's leading regional theatre companies and corporate entertainment groups. Some of Josh's favorite credits include Waiting for Godot and Corpus Christi (Relevant Theatrics); Land of the Dead (Milwaukee Repertory Theater); and Alice in Wonderland (KidStage Florida).
Josh is also an alum of the Milwaukee Rep's Emerging Professional Residency program, where he served as assistant director on Ten Chimneys, Next to Normal, In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, and the post-Broadway regional premiere of Lombardi. As a former Equity Stage Manager, Josh has worked with many regional and Chicago based organizations including Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Walt Disney Company, Silk Road Rising, Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, and The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC.
He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises at Northwestern University. He is a member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).
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