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Josh Sobel

Josh Sobel (he/him) is a director, dramaturg/content developer, and educator specializing in expanded storytelling through pop-influenced, collage-based collaborative approaches. His work has garnered recognition from the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, Washington Post, and Time Out, and he was one of Newcity Stage’s “Players 2019: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago.” Credits include CalArts CNP, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Haven Chicago, Steep Theatre, Victory Gardens, Flying V, Edinburgh Fringe, and more. He is the executive producer of the upcoming short films “Whole” and “Six Feet Apart,” the former artistic director of Haven Chicago, and the recipient of an SDCF Observership. He has a BA from Oberlin College and MFA from CalArts.

The Director's Haven
Essay

The Director's Haven

Creating Space for the Next Generation

4 October 2015

Haven Theatre Artistic Director Josh Sobel describes the gap in opportunities he seeks to fill with the new program The Director’s Haven. 

Celebrating the Audience
Essay

Celebrating the Audience

Approaches to Participatory Performance

27 July 2014

In his essay, Josh Sobel investigates interactive theatre.

A Shrinking Landscape
Essay

A Shrinking Landscape

Theatre Criticism in Chicago Then and Now

2 October 2013

Josh Sobel investigates the relationship between critics and Chicago's theatre community.

Directors Haven
Series

Directors Haven

Three emerging directors speak on their experience as part of the Director's Haven program in Chicago.

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