IdeationPick

The Off-Broadway production of IDEATION by Aaron Loeb, 2016

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The Heir Apparent

by David Ives from Jean-François Regnard
Bay Area Premiere
Aurora Theatre Company

“Hits the laugh jackpot”
-San Jose Mercury News

“Pure fun”
-San Francisco Chronicle

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Ideation

world premiere by Aaron Loeb
San Francisco Playhouse
Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters

Winner, Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding Direction

Critic’s Pick
-New York Times

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Detroit

by Lisa D’Amour
Bay Area Premiere
Aurora Theatre Company

“astutely directed… funny and horrifying”
-SF Examiner

One of the top ten best plays of 2015
-San Jose Mercury News

Wittenberg

Wittenberg

Bay Area premiere
by David Davalos
Aurora Theatre Company

“copious waves of laughter… a comic feast of brain ticklers”
-Rob Hurwitt, SF Chronicle

“witty… hilarious… it’s so darn clever and charming”
-KQED

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Little Brother

world premiere by Josh Costello
based on the novel by Cory Doctorow
Custom Made Theatre Company

“A total marvel… powerful and brilliant”
-io9

“requires watching… it’s a tense, power-packed play… eloquent, touching and infuriating in all the right places”
-Marin Independent-Journal

Toil and Trouble

Toil and Trouble

world premiere
by Lauren Gunderson
Impact Theatre

“An uproarious, modern-day comedy… intelligent, pointed humor”
-Daily Californian

“Josh Costello’s direction is deft and assured.”
-SF Bay Guardian

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Reborning

world premiere by Zayd Dohrn
San Francisco Playhouse

“A major triumph… Costello has drawn magnificent performances from his three-actor ensemble”
-Huffington Post

“Directed with just the right balance of rawness and finesse”
-SF Weekly

My Children! My Africa!

My Children! My Africa!

by Athol Fugard
Marin Theatre Company

“brilliantly directed by Josh Costello”
-KGO

[Highest Rating]
“Packs an enormous punch… three exceptional actors and a skilled director… heart-wrenching”
-SF Chronicle

Lovers & Executioners

Lovers & Executioners

by John Strand
Marin Theatre Company

“Josh Costello stages the action with crisp authority”
-Marin Independent-Journal

“a buoyant bounty of bright comic acting, fractured rhymed couplets and delicious tongue-in-cheek design”
-SF Chronicle

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Romeo & Juliet: the Fire Ballet

world premiere created by Michael Sturtz
music by Sergei Prokofiev and DJ Vordo
The Crucible Industrial Arts Center

“It’s all fun and fabulous, but it’s also — thanks to solid acting from the entire ensemble –surprisingly dramatically effective.”
-SF Chronicle

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Hamlet

by William Shakespeare
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“a first-rate production of working professionals who demonstrate their talents under the informed, high-spirited direction of Josh Costello”
-Long Beach Press-Telegram

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The Rover

by Aphra Behn
adapted by Josh Costello
world premiere
Chance Theatre Repertory Company
and live television broadcast
(southern California)

“inventive and pleasurable, showcasing Behn’s sharp wit and Costello’s inspired imagination…”
-BackStage West

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Macbeth

by William Shakespeare
The MET Theatre
(southern California)

“kudos to Costello’s very creative staging.”
-BackStage West

“rich, bloody language is the Dog Star of this production… we liked this production very much”
-LAist

HofL

House of Lucky

written and performed by Frank Wortham
Magic Theatre

“delivers the thrill of a performance virtuoso riding high and hard on the power of the spoken word”
-SF Chronicle

“he plays the strange music of San Francisco’s underground by heart”
-SF Bay Guardian

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“director Josh Costello has wrought an organic production whose every facet fits the larger mosaic, forming a harsh, wrenching, bittersweet tale”
-OC Register

“an ambitious foray into no-frills contemporary drama… authentic, rough language… Costello directs with a sure hand”
-East Bay Express