Joshua Young was a proud member of The Public Theater's 2018-2019 Emerging Writers Group, 2019-2020 Flea Serials Writers Room, and a member of the 2020 Project Y Playwright’s Group.  His plays include Towering Blue Inferno (Skeleton Rep’s 2021 Salon Series), Lime-A-Rita Racist (The Public’s 2019 Spotlight Reading Series), Red Room on a Dark Web (Primary Stages Drills 2019 Reading Series), Appalachian Pachinko!, and Who Mourns for Bob the Goon?

 

Josh was a top 30 Playwright in the 2021 Samuel French Short Play Festival, a 2019 Melnick Award Finalist, and a 2018 Horton Foote Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.  He’s a two time Cherry Lane Mentor Project nominee and his playwriting has been recognized as a finalist or semifinalist for The O’Neill, SPACE on Ryder Farm Working Farm, PlayPenn, The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, among others.

 

Josh has a background equal parts Appalachia and rust belt and his career began as a laborer on construction sites.  He now lives in North Carolina with his cat Mr.Nancy.

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