poet and performer
Josh Lefkowitz has performed two full-length autobiographical solo pieces – HELP WANTED: A Personal Search for Meaningful Employment at the Start of the 21st Century and NOW WHAT? – in theaters and spaces across the country, including Woolly Mammoth Theater Company, Baltimore Centerstage, Ars Nova, Dixon Place, Yale Cabaret, The Bowery Poetry Club, and elsewhere. Additionally, he has toured both domestically and internationally as part of Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell, and has recorded humorous essays for NPR’s All Things Considered and BBC’s Americana. As an actor he’s performed at the Humana Festival, Theater J, Olney Theatre Center, Signature Theatre (VA), and elsewhere. He received a Young Artist grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and an Associate Artist appointment from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, where he studied under Eric Bogosian. He won the 2013 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the 2014 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize. A graduate from the University of Michigan, where he received the Avery Hopwood Award for Poetry, his poems and essays are available in print and all across the internet.