Josiah Davis ’20

Josiah Davis(he/him/his) is a Los Angeles based director, choreographer, and actor from Dallas, TX. He is a graduate from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, a current Brown/Trinity MFA Directing Candidate 2020, and is the Associate Artistic Director of On The Verge Repertory Theatre in Santa Barbara Josiah’s work melds expressive movement, live music, emerging technology, and ancestral ritual to give new life to physical storytelling. He also does work in projection, video editing, sound, and lighting design. His recent production of Outcry by Thais Francis, a collision of Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin, Amadou Diallo addressing police brutality and being black in America, was featured at the Creative Artist Agency in Los Angeles. His directing credits include: Sweet Child by Roxie Perkins, From White Plains by Michael Perlman,Trouble In Kind by Caridad Svich. At Brown/Trinity Venus by Suzan-Lori Parks, Mirage by Kyla Searle, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and How We Got On by Idris Goodwin. Upcoming, he will be directing Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage at Theatre at Monmouth. He also works in production at The Geffen Playhouse (Assistant Directing under Rainn Wilson/Oliver Butler on Thom Pain by Will Eno, William Friedkin on The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter, John Rando on Big Sky by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, and Tyne Rafaeli on Actually by Anna Ziegler), the Walt Disney Concert Hall REDCAT Theatre, The Los Angeles Theatre Center, and Steppenwolf West. He has also appeared on Transparent (Amazon), Glee (Fox), Idiotsitter (Comedy Central), Killer Kids (Lifetime), and Buzzfeed.