Josh Rowe, Artistic Director

Josh is the Founder and Artistic Director of Freakdog. He teaches Adler Acting Technique for adults and teens at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. He has also taught with The Offstage Group. As Operations Manager at Spaceworks, a non-profit provider of affordable workspace for artists, Josh supports the artistic practice of creatives across the city. Josh attended the Coronado School of the Arts in San Diego before earning his BFA from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Josh attended the Adler Studio and continued his training under master teacher Ron Burrus.

Josh is a Brooklyn-based theater artist who thrives on the visceral and kinesthetic relationships between the individual, society and the environment. As producer, actor, director and/or designer Josh has worked in dozens of downtown and off-off theaters. Josh co-wrote and directed “Fetch Decode Execute Writeback” with Tricia Olds which was presented at Dixon Place (2014). He also produced and directed “Nestling” by Steve Serpas for LoNyLa’s TimeWave Festival (2013) and again for Manhattan Repertory Theater’s Winter One-Act Competition (2014). He has received space grants from The Harold Clurman Center for New Works in Movement and Dance Theatre to develop two original shows, The Post-Parade (2006) and hard wear soft drive (2010), a multimedia, one-man show in heels, which was presented in the 2011 HOT! Festival at Dixon Place. Another solo work, Josh and Megaphone premiered at Theater for the New City in the 2010 People’s Theater Lab Festival. His plays Dorill & Betsy (2002) and Sunshine (2003) were written and produced for the Repertory Company at the Coronado School of the Arts in San Diego, California. Josh has served as assistant director to Corinne Donly, Lauren Albert, Elizabeth Mozer/Theater in the Flesh and Renee Philippi/Concrete Temple Theater.

As performer and/or designer: Judith M. Smith/Mile of String’s No Where Can Be Here Now (The Chocolate Factory) and Elegy for a Vacant Lot (Ontological-Hysteric Theater); Kate Hilliard’s While We Were Waiting and The Brutes (Firehall Arts Center, Vancouver, and The Theater Center, Toronto), Laura Diffendurfer/Oh Dear Dance’s I Woulda Have Been a Killer (Danspace Project) and A Wagner Matinee (Merce Cunningham Studio), Enrico D. Wey/The Living Laboratory, Heart Ain’t In It: Four Chamber Studies (Dance Theater Workshop), Jimena Duca/Tiyatro Global’s MIKA (The United Nations), Him (Dir. Meghan Finn, Walkerspace), A Bright Room Called Day (Dir. Tom Oppenheim, Theater 5).

For more info visit joshrowe.nyc.