Josh Epstein


Josh Epstein is a lighting designer for theater, opera and dance as well as environmental and event spaces.

He has designed at the Guthrie Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Goodman Theater, Geffen Playhouse. Kirk Douglas Theater, Pasadena Playhouse, Philadelphia Theater Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Trinity Rep, Geva Theatre Center, Playmakers Rep, Paper Mill Playhouse, Long Wharf Theater, Lyric Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Actor's Theater of Louisville, Juilliard School of Drama and The Alliance Theater, to name a few.

Opera and dance work include productions at Minnesota Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, Opera Saratoga, The Joyce Theater, Opera Santa Barbara, Wolf Trap, Danspace at St. Marks, The Duke Theater, Berkshire Opera festival and the Manhattan School of Music.

In addition to his design work, Josh is also the creator of an innovative, digital collaboration application for live events called Cuelist.

Josh received his BA from the University of Chicago and his MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He has served as a visiting faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College and currently teaches at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television.

Josh is an LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award Winner and a recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Designers. In addition to being an IAMA Theatre Company Ensemble Member, he also currently serves on the O'Neill Playwrights Conference Artistic Council. Josh lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three daughters.