Joshua Truett

Graduate Teaching Assistant - Performance, History, and Theory
Graduate Student

Joshua Truett was a 2014-15 University Fellow. He is a second year PhD student in Theatre with a graduate minor in Comparative Cultural Studies. He received a MFA in Dramatic Writing for TV, Film and Theatre from CSU Los Angles, where he received the multi-year Graduate Equity Fellowship, amongst other awards. He received his BFA from New York University, Tisch School of Arts. He recently won the 2015 Paul Varley Award (Best Student Paper) from the Japan Studies Association. He has taught at San Francisco State, CSU Los Angles, and Ohio State. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Mneme Theatre Experiment, receiving numerous grants and artistic residences with the company, including an Associate Artist residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and Individual Artist Grant for The NYC's Queen Council for the Arts. Research interests include queer theory, performance and cultural studies, experimental and physical-theatre (Grotowski, Viewpoints), Japanese dance-theatre (Noh, Kabuki, Butoh), and media/visual culture studies. His current research explores the overlapping cultures of food servers, sex workers, and performers. 

Education
  • B.F.A. New York University
  • M.F.A. California State University Los Angeles

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