Josh Costello is a Bay Area stage director and the Literary Manager and Artistic Associate at Aurora Theatre Company, where he directed Detroit, Wittenberg, and The Heir Apparent. His world-premiere production of Aaron Loeb’s Ideation with the San Francisco Playhouse, which won the Glickman Award for best new play in the Bay Area and for which Josh received the award for Outstanding Direction from Theatre Bay Area, moved to Off-Broadway at 59E59 and was named a New York Times Critic’s Pick. Other recent projects include his adaptation of Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother for Custom Made Theatre Company, Reborning by Zayd Dohrn for SF Playhouse, and Toil & Trouble by Lauren Gunderson for Impact Theatre, all world premieres. Other directing work includes My Children! My Africa! and Lovers & Executioners for Marin Theatre Company, House of Lucky at Magic Theatre, Romeo and Juliet: A Fire Ballet at The Crucible in Oakland, Hamlet at Shakespeare-by-the-Sea in LA, and his adaptation of The Rover for The Chance Theater in Orange County and for a live television broadcast on LA and Orange County’s PBS affiliate. Josh was the founding Artistic Director of Impact Theatre, the Artistic Director of Expanded Programs at Marin Theatre Company, the Education Director at Marin Shakespeare Company, and a faculty member at Cal Shakes, ACT, SF Shakes, UC Riverside, Cal State Long Beach, South Coast Rep, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood. Josh holds a BFA in Theatre from Boston University, and an MFA in Directing from the University of Washington, Seattle.