Joshi to Direct Premiere of John Baxter

Written by Laura Paskin
March 4, 2015

Theatre Professor Rosa Joshi is directing John Baxter Is a Switch Hitter for the Intiman Theatre this summer. Inspired by a true story, this new comic drama explores the unlikely modern-day witch hunt that changed the course of the 2008 Gay Softball World Series held in Seattle. The play was written by Seattle screenwriter Ana Brown and Intiman Producing Artistic Director Andrew Russell.

John Baxter is the next play in Intiman?s successful Start Up Stagings initiative which provides a workshop, development, and full production to a new project.

"It?s exciting to be involved in a new play," Joshi said, "especially one that deals with such timely and provocative issues."

John Baxter Is a Switch Hitter runs from August 18 - September 27 at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center.

Joshi received her MFA in directing from the Yale School of Drama and joined the College of Arts and Sciences faculty in 2000. In addition to directing plays on campus and teaching directing and theater history, she has directed plays for several Seattle theaters including Strawberry Theatre Workshop, New City Theater, and Seattle Shakespeare Company. In 2014 she received a Seattle Times Spotlight Award for her direction of Richard II at Seattle Shakespeare Company.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 undergraduate major degrees, 37 minors, and 6 master's degrees, including an MFA in Arts Leadership.