KING JOHN OSF 2022
...director Rosa Joshi has a gift for transforming the Bard’s histories into the most riveting theater which also manages to evoke with surprising clarity the misuses of power that plague us in the present.
-- The Portland Observer
What director Rosa Joshi has done with this work is to be creative with the staging, but never losing sight of the language and story... This is a wonderfully layered production, where Joshi uses a number of theatrical elements beautifully to show this war and its human cost.
-- The Siskyou Daily News
BRING DOWN THE HOUSE OSF
There are moments of dark comedy and searing tragedy, as this brilliant encapsulation of history, and Joshi’s extraordinary cast, makes us despise these people one moment and pity them the next.
--North Bay Stage and Screen
BRING DOWN THE HOUSE SSC
Opportunities for fierce femmes to collaborate in the theater are deeply needed. upstart crow collective’s willingness to break gender codes evidences the revolutionary potential of more inclusive casting…. Bring Down the House naturally prompts the audience to question their own gendered assumptions around power, control, and leadership.
Joshi’s abridged, lively staging makes its own case. Visually stark, it ingeniously employs high-backed chairs and Geoff Korf’s pinpoint lighting to zip us through animated choruses of exposition, and many shard-sharp scenes....The large, tight, acting ensemble doesn’t miss a beat as they rip along.
- Seattle Times
Director Rosa Joshi stages this epic tragedy with a lot of welcome dark humor and with swift yet never rushed pacing...
In director Rosa Joshi’s visually stunning production of “Richard II,” currently at Seattle Shakespeare Company, the austerity of the set imbues every object and movement with symbolic significance.
Director Rosa Joshi has done a superb job here. Not only gathering together some of Seattle's most talented women (both established and up and comers) but has staged the 16 of them in some brilliant and innovative ways to keep the pace of this morose show from ever losing its drive.
KING JOHN 2006
This King John ranks as one of the most important, entertaining, and inspiring outings on any Seattle stage this year....Joshi and company are clearly a force to be reckoned with.
Rosa Joshi's direction of this production is phenomenal. Her interpretation of modern implications and the ways in which the actors deliver these centuries-old lines and still make them part of our own time are very precise and meticulous which gives the audience the ability to sit up and enjoy the rollercoaster ride.