I am obsessed with the needs of the spectator of the live event. It seems to me that that is an inexhaustible question in our time.

My process emphasizes a rigorous attention to textual detail and a study of the innate "bits" in a play, coupled with a rehearsal process informed by improvisations and character-specific physical trainings. I've learned a great deal from Katie Mitchell's Stanislavskian directing methods, as well as training in Lecoq's devising techniques at the Pig Iron School.

I am drawn to a certain level of abstraction and minimalism in design as a kind of tension point to the raw immediacy I seek to cultivate in the ensemble.

My growing edge in directing in 2020 is devising participatory work which blends theater and performance art.

Directing (NYC)

2019, "Central Park in the Dark" / Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Directing (Regional)

2017, "After Orlando" / Eggtooth Productions

2015, excerpt, "The Designated Mourner" / Emerson College Directing

2015, The Merry Wives of Windsor / Hampshire Shakespeare Company

2015, "The Happiness Friends" / The Drama Studio

2014, The Heidi Chronicles / Jewish Theatre Collective

2012, "Number Nine" / A Shot of Theater Festival

2011, "The Dangers of Tobacco" / Double Take Fringe Festival

© 2018 by Joshua Toben Platt.

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