biography Josh Epstein is a lighting designer for theater, opera and dance as well as environmental and event spaces. He has worked regionally at the Guthrie Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Goodman Theater, Geffen Playhouse. Kirk Douglas Theater, Philadelphia Theater Company, Pasadena Playhouse, Baltimore Centerstage, Trinity Rep, Playmakers Rep, Paper Mill Playhouse, Long Wharf Theater, Lyric Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Actor's Theater of Louisville and The Alliance Theater. Opera work includes productions at Minnesota Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, Opera Saratoga, Opera Santa Barbara, Wolf Trap Opera Company, Berkshire Opera festival and the Manhattan School of Music. Off-Broadway lighting design credits include work with companies such as New Georges Theater Company, Clubbed Thumb, Target Margin, Rattlestick Theater, La Mama ETC, Naked Angels, Theater for the New City, Summer Play Festival, Urban Stages and The Juilliard School of Drama. Josh has worked with directors Wendy C. Goldberg, Joe Haj, Kimberly Senior, Pam MacKinnon, Shana Cooper, Trip Cullman, Jeremy B. Cohen, Jose Maria Condemi, Scott Zigler, Lawrence Edelson, Curt Columbus, Seema Sueko, Eric Ting, Steffan Novinski, Brad Dalton, Susan Fenichell, Maria Mileaf, Jesse Berger, Brian Mertes, Kim Rubenstein, Melissa Kievman, Brian Roff, Gavin Witt and David Herskovits among others. He has also served multiple times as the Resident Lighting Designer for the O'Neill Playwrights Conference. His dance work includes pieces with Doug Varone, David Dorfman, Allyson Green, Wil Swanson, Edisa Weeks and Kara Tatelbaum. Josh has designed at Wolf Trap, The Joyce Theater, Danspace at St. Marks, The 92nd St. Y's Harkness Dance Project, Symphony Space and The Joyce Soho. Josh designed the lighting for the award-winning Macy's 2006-2008 New York City Holiday Windows. He has designed the lighting environment for VIP party spaces at the MTV Video Music Awards and the VH-1 Hip Hop Honors. He has also designed lighting for a multitude of different events and fashion shows throughout the New York area. Josh received his BA from the University of Chicago and his MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College and currently teaches at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. Josh was a recipient of the 2004-2006 NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Designers and a Los Angeles Ovation Award Nominee. Josh currently serves on the O'Neill Playwrights Conference Artistic Council. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three daughters.