Joshua will be graduating with a B.A. in Theater in Spring 2016. During his time at the University of New Haven, Joshua took advantage of many hands-on learning practices such as studying at the National Theater Institute at the O’Neill Theater Center (New London, Connecticut). This 20-credit, semester-long program offered a small group of students extensive, personalized theater training and the chance to develop new workshop plays and musicals. As part of the program, he also had the opportunity to collaborate with fellow students to create theater pieces from scratch during weekly lab meetings.
In the University of New Haven’s own performances, Joshua played Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show in Fall 2014 and the lead in The School for Wives in Spring 2015. During the summer and fall of 2015, Joshua performed with Elm Shakespeare Company in Milford, CT in their production of Twelfth Night.
Joshua values these experiential learning opportunities and the ability to work alongside professional actors as essential in building his acting skill set. These experiences also helped him develop confidence on stage and fostered the competence to work effectively in a team environment. He believes that all of these tools will help prepare him for future education in a Master of Fine Arts Graduate Program and later a career in acting.