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Rosa Joshi (she/her) is a director, producer and educator based in Los Angeles.
Rosa’s directing work spans from Shakespeare to modern classics and contemporary plays. Throughout her career she has created work independently through self-producing, and in 2006 she co-founded upstart crow collective a company that produces classical plays with diverse casts of women and non-binary people. With upstart crow she has directed King John, Bring Down the House, Richard III, Titus Andronicus. She is committed to creating ambitious productions of classical work featuring women, non-binary and BIPOC artists.
As Interim Artistic Director of Northwest Asian American Theatre, Rosa 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. She was also a Resident Director and Artistic Director of the Second Company at New City Theater where she directed and produced various classical and contemporary plays.
Rosa was a faculty member of Seattle University for 22 years. She is currently guest faculty at The Old Globe University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. She has also taught at Hong Kong University, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and has directed at Cornish College for the Arts.
Rosa holds an MFA in Directing from the Yale School of Drama and a BA in Theatre and Psychology from Bucknell University.