Joshua Gelb

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  • New York, NY

A New York based director, performer and librettist, Gelb's recent physical-theater projects include Party in the USA (Incubator Arts Project), Dumb Shows (The Flea), Love My Band (Dixon Place), Dukus (Target Margin Lab), Sometimes in Prague (Ice Factory), and Blind Alley Guy: Notes for an Unfinished Play by Eugene O’Neill (Incubator Arts Project). With Room5001 Theater, Gelb conceived and directed the notoriously revisionist all-male Man of La Mancha and adapted/directed a re-envisioning of America’s supposed first musical, The Black Crook. Gelb received his BFA at NYU Tisch’s Playwrights Horizons Theater School and his MFA in directing at Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama where he graduated as a John Wells Fellow. He has assisted Marianne Weems (The Builders Association) and Rebecca Taichman (Soho Rep) and is a member of the 2012 Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Gelb is a founding member of JV Squad, a new a new collective of American theatre makers who take personal stories and place them on a global canvas, through a combination of relentlessly energetic physical storytelling and vibrant theatrical spectacle. This summer JV Squad will be taking Party in the USA to the Underbelly's Topside Theater at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.