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Rosa Joshi is a director, producer and educator. Her directing work spans from Shakespeare to modern classics and contemporary plays. In 2006, she co-founded upstart crow collective, a company committed to presenting classical plays with diverse all-female/non-binary casts, where she has directed major productions of Richard III, Bring Down the House, Titus Andronicus, and King John. Her work has also appeared at the Seattle Shakespeare Company and Oregon Shakespeare Festival, as well as at Folger Theatre, where she directed 2019's 1 Henry IV.
As Interim Artistic Director of Northwest Asian American Theatre, Joshi produced a range of Asian American performance including: A-Fest, an international performance festival; Traces, a world premiere multi-disciplinary, multi-media, international collaborative work; and the work of Chay Yew, Susie Kozawa, and Eugenie Chan, among others. She also served as a Resident Director and Artistic Director of the Second Company at New City Theater.
Joshi teaches directing and theatre history at Seattle University. She has taught at Hong Kong University, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, and has directed at Cornish College for the Arts.
Join Joshi, along with Tyler Fauntleroy and Farah Karim-Cooper, December 10 for a Critical Race Conversation hosted by the Folger Institute: Shakespeare and Race in Performance.