Josh Machamer

Josh Machamer

Chair and Professor of Theatre Arts at Cal Poly State University

1 Grand Ave Mott Gym, San Luis Obispo, California, United States
HQ Phone:
(805) 756-1111

General Information


Guest Artist  - Performing Arts Center

Narrator  - Wind Orchestra

Conservatory Faculty  - Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts  - California State Polytechnic University


MFA  - Penn State University

Recent News  

Contact: Josh Machamer
805-756-5560; "According to Gao, the great 'potential' of the piece is how it allows drama to exist in simple, everyday life and to endow aspects of life with a sense of theatricality," said Josh Machamer, Cal Poly theatre professor and director of the performance.

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Kennedy Center adjudicator Josh Machamer, a professor of theater at Cal Poly, described pool as "one of the best plays I've seen in a long time," according to press materials.

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Josh Machamer - Conservatory Faculty
Teaching: PCPA (since 2008); California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (since 2003); California Polytechnic State University, Pomona; Whittier College; The Old Globe Theatre; Pennsylvania State University Josh Machamer - Conservatory Faculty A member of the PCPA Conservatory Faculty since 2008, where he teaches the First Year Theatre History sequence, Mr. Machamer is also an associate professor of Theatre Arts at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. A recipient of the 2008-09 University's Distinguished Teaching Award, at Cal Poly he teaches courses in Directing, Theatre History, Acting, American and World Drama, and Introduction to Theatre. With an MFA in Directing from the Pennsylvania State University, Mr. Machamer's college/university and professional directing credits include Twelfth Night, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Canoga Park Skin Ninjas, What the Butler Saw, Largo Desolato, Hamlet, Round Heads and Pointed Heads, Tartuffe, Sweeney Todd, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Animal Farm, as well as production experience within the TV and film industry. Over the past several years, he has participated as an invited artist in Dakar, Senegal; Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina; Edinburgh, Scotland as well as domestically. In addition, Mr. Machamer has written articles for the Pasadena Playhouse and the Old Globe Theatre, and been published within the International Journal of the Humanities and Local-Global: Studies in Community Sustainability. Josh Machamer - Teaching Philosophy Statement

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