Following our workshop run at the New Ohio and subsequently winning "Best Satire" at United SoloFest, Hunger Artist will be presented by the Tank at the Connolly Theater this coming June.
Stephanie Ryan Johnstone, Jeremy Mage and I have finally finished the live concert recording of Hail Oblivion featuring some incredible performances by Ato Blankson-Wood, Bryce Pinkham, Rick Burkhardt, Amber Gray and more!
Joshua William Gelb is a director, performer, and librettist whose work runs the gamut from devised physical theater, to stylized adaptations of classics, to original musicals as well as collaborations with emerging playwrights. With an eye for the highly theatrical verging on the cinematic, Gelb’s direction has been known to feature striking integrations of music, movement, clowning, and dance. Recent projects include a re-imagining of America’s supposed first musical The Black Crook at Abrons Arts Center. Also Bear Slayer (Ars Nova), Party in the USA (Incubator Arts Project/Edinburgh Fringe: Underbelly), Clara Not Clara: A Nutcracker (Minnesota Dance Theater/Knockdown Center), Love My Band (Dixon Place), Dukus (Target Margin Lab), Sometimes in Prague (Ice Factory/Joe's Pub/Polyphone Festival), and Blind Alley Guy (Incubator Arts Project). He is a frequent contributor to Little Theater at Dixon Place, and has directed several successfully returning #Serials at The Flea. With Room5001 Theater, Gelb conceived and directed the notoriously revisionist all-male Man of La Mancha. Gelb received his BFA at NYU Tisch’s Playwrights Horizons Theater School and his MFA in directing at Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama where he graduated as a John Wells Fellow. He has assisted Marianne Weems (The Builders Association) and Rebecca Taichman (Soho Rep), is a member of the 2012 Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and an associate artist with Sinking Ship Productions.
As a performer Gelb has recently appeared as Bambi in Little Lord's BambiFucker/Kaffeehaus (The Brick) as well as their Pocahontas and/or America (Bushwick Starr). Also, How to Hamlet (Theater Reconstruction Ensemble), Memory Retrograde (Haruna Lee), Empire Travel Agency (Woodshed Collective), She is King (Dixon Place/Other Forces Festival/Boom Arts), The Floatones (La Mama/Dixon Place), Thanksgiving! A! Pageant! (Ars Nova) as well as his own productions of Bear Slayer, Dukus, Blind Alley Guy, and Party in the USA.
For Video Work Samples, you can check out my Vimeo Page.