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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


by Carl Lumbly
World Premiere

-San Francisco Chronicle

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

The Misanthrope

by Moliere
translated by Richard Wilbur
Little Fish Theatre
(southern California)

“Under the dynamic direction of Josh Costello, the nine-member cast romps through Moliere’s timeless comedy with ease”
-Long Beach Press-Telegram

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

The Diary of Anne Frank

by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Chance Theatre Repertory Company

“If you find yourself weeping, and maybe just a little bit ashamed, while watching this staging, you’re not alone… For those used to seeing Anne portrayed as a naive youngster subdued by those around her, Kristin Norris is likely to be a shock…”
-OC Register

Impact Theatre

I founded Impact Theatre in 1996, and was the Artistic Director through 2000.

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

“succeeds in generating abundant laughter”
-Oakland Tribune

Theatre for Young Audiences

As Artistic Director of Expanded Programs at Marin Theatre Company, I produced and directed several shows with professional actors performing for young audiences, including commissions from Steve Yockey, Dan Wolf, and Tommy Shepherd.


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”