Bio: Joshua William Gelb is a director, performer, and librettist based in the Lower East Side. In residence at Abrons Arts Center, Gelb conceived and directed the new musical interrogation of the 1927 film The Jazz Singer as well as the150th-anniversary reimagining of America’s supposed first musical, The Black Crook, about which he lectured at Harvard's Houghton Library. Other productions have been seen at Prelude, Ars Nova, Edinburgh Fringe, The New Ohio, Incubator Arts, Joe’s Pub, Polyphone Festival, and Target Margin. With Sinking Ship Productions he co-created/directed the Drama Desk Nominated A Hunger Artist, which continues to tour internationally. Gelb is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and an associate artist with Sinking Ship. As a performer Gelb has appeared with Little Lord,Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, Haruna Lee, Woodshed Collective, TeleViolet, and Catherine Galasso. Gelb is a graduate of NYU Tisch Playwrights Horizons Theater School and holds his masters in directing from Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama. He currently serves as adjunct faculty at Cooper Union where he teaches Theater Collaboration. www.joshuawilliamgelb.com
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