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Joshua Waterstone

Joshua holds an M.F.A. in Directing for Stage and Screen from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at U.N.L. where he was a Hixson Lied Fellow and a B.A. from U.G.A. Theatre and Film. He is a Company Member of FoolsFURY Theatre Company and is Digital Producer/Digital Technical Director of Fuse Theatre's Co-Exist Online Festival.  Joshua also is an educator for both in-person and online classes. He is a current teaching artist with Dragon Productions Theatre Company, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco Youth Theatre, Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre and American Conservatory Theatre as well as Guest Lecturer at Guilford College Theatre Studies.


Along with his acting, directing and teaching work he has experience as Director of Theatre Education and Artistic Director of the GTCC Center for Creative and Performing Arts Theater 2015-2018. Artistic Director of the theatre company Theatrix, from 2011-2014. Production Manager, Ensemble, Communications and Marketing and Education Director for Ragged Wing Ensemble Theatre 2018-2020. He has produced over 50 productions as well as originating the New Artists Festival Gallery, Staged Reading Series, and the Improv Troupe Spontaneous (GTCC) and Lazzi. (UNL). Joshua was given the Rex Mcgraw Theatrix Service Award for his contributions to Theatrix.

In theatre, Joshua has received accolades for his direction of Sarah Ruhl's comedy, Melancholy Play, which was a regional selection at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region V. Festival. The production received meritorious awards in directing, lighting and acting. His collaboration with N.E. playwright Becky Key Boesen of BULLET: A Midwestern Murder Fantasia exploring The Starkweather murder spree won full production at the New Orleans Fringe Festival. 

Joshua was awarded Best Director for Theatrix 2012-2013 season.

Joshua was part of the Society of Directors and Choreographers Foundations 2014-2015, 2018-2019 Observership program and is a PlayGround-SF Directors Apprenticeship Alumni.

He is a collaborative director with a strong belief in imagination, risk taking and play.

In film Joshua produced and directed the short Cubical Life by Micah Kafka which received a Creative Project Grant from the Lincoln Arts Council, a

Nebby Award for best sound design, and won Best Micro Short at the

Bare Bones International Film Festival.


Both Cubical Life and the short film Phoenix which Joshua directed have been screened at the University FIlm and Video Associations International Conference. 


Joshua has performed regionally as an actor and improvisor in theatre and film and has been a member of the improvisation troupes O.T.C., Blank Stage and Fly-By Improv..

He received best actor at the Nebby Film Festival for his work in Clocked.


Joshua is an Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors

with SPT passes in Broad Sword, Sword and Shield,  Quarter Staff, Rapier and Dagger,

Small SwordUnarmed and Theatrical Fire Arm Safety Training 


Joshua teaches classes and workshops in Acting, Movement, Directing, Stage Combat, Devising and Improvisation. In addition he is a 200 hour certified Classical Yoga Teacher.


Joshua Waterstone

You can use Joshua's contact page to connect his skill set with your theater, film/production house,

or school. Thank You!

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