February 7, 2013
Andronicus, directed by Theatre
Joshi, received a 2012
Seattle Times Footlight Award. The awards, given by Seattle Times theater
critic Misha Berson, recognize outstanding actors and productions. Titus
Andronicus was one of three productions of plays by Shakespeare singled out
for excellence. Joshi’s version of the play featured an all-female cast. “Titus Andronicus” is a very violent play, that explores the barbarism
and brutality that lurks under the surface of civilized veneers and how revenge
destroys our humanity,” Joshi said. “The all-female approach made the cast and
creative team grapple with our gendered conceptions of violence and also allowed
for a dozen highly accomplished female actors to perform roles that would
otherwise be played by men.”
Joshi received her MFA in directing from the
Yale School of Drama. She joined the Fine Arts faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2000.
She has also taught at Hong Kong University and Hong Kong Academy of the
Performing Arts. The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest
college in Seattle
University, offers 42 undergraduate majors, 37 minors, and 7 advanced degrees, including an MFA
in Arts Leadership.
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