Josh Armstrongis an interdisciplinary performance director, researcher and lecturer. His work is characterised by bold design, visual composition and artistic collaboration. He is the Artistic Director of Objet-a Creative Studio.

Josh has worked with the Glasgow-based internationally-renowned producing art houseCryptic since 2009, becoming thefirst Cryptic Artist in 2011. He has directed the work of composers including Gavin Bryars, Kathryn Joseph, Oliver Coates, David Donaldson, Tan Dun, David Lang, Peter Maxwell Davies, Purcell and Shostakovich in productions that have been staged across the UK including Tramway, Glasgow; Summerhall, Edinburgh; Tolbooth, Stirling; Horsecross, Perth; Opera North, Leeds; Kings Place, London and St Magnus Festival, Orkney.

Further afield Josh’s work has been shown at De Singel, Antwerp; Melbourne Recital Centre and St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, Australia; November Music, Den Bosch; Grand Theatre, Groningen and Rotterdamse Schouwburg during Operadagen; National Theater and Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan; and Womadelaide, Australia.

He edited, designed and published the international, multidisciplinary creative-research publication,becoming-Botanicaland is in the process of editing the second edition in the BECOMING series,becoming-Feral.

In 2016, Josh was awarded a Jerwood Opera Writing Fellowship at Snape Maltings.

Josh studied Experimental Theater at New York University and Contemporary Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Research interests

Sound and Music Theatre, Performance (and) Ecologies, Postmodern Choreographic Practice, Food in Performance, Interdisciplinary Collaboration.

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