Joshua Young is a proud member of The Public Theater's 2018-2019 Emerging Writers Group and a member of the 2019-2020 The Flea Serials Writers Room. His plays include Lime-A-Rita Racist (The Public Theater’s 2019 Spotlight Reading Series), Red Room on a Dark Web (Primary Stages ESPA Drills 2019 Reading Series, 2018 O'Neill semifinalist, 2018 SPACE Working Farm semifinalist), Appalachian Pachinko! (Freshground Pepper Playgroup 2019 finalist), My Guggenheim Play (SPACE Working Farm 2019 semifinalist), The Execution and The Rapture (Mabou Mines 2019 Resident Artist semifinalist, PlayPenn 2017 semifinalist), and Who Mourns for Bob the Goon? (HERE Arts Center Sublet Series 2016, Mabou Mines 2016 Resident Artist semifinalist.)
He was a 2019 Melnick Award Finalist and a 2018 Horton Foote Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. His playwriting has been developed or produced at: The Public Theater, Primary Stages, The HERE Arts Center, The Cherry Lane Theatre, Dixon Place, The Brick, The Tank, New York Madness, The One Minute Play Festival, Naked Angels, and FringeNYC. He’s a founding member of The Playwriting Collective, a playwright driven initiative designed to support writers from lower economic backgrounds.
He’s an IATSE technician, designer, and editor. His work as an editor and post-production specialist was wall credited on the MoMA exhibition 100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History. In his design and technical capacity he’s worked at The MoMA, The Guggenheim, Technicolor, and many theaters around NYC. He was formerly a speechwriter (2005 - 2009) specializing in activist speeches advising high school students in lower economic regions on how to get into and pay for college.