415 Theatre, Film, and Media Arts Building
1932 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Areas of Expertise
- Classical Greek Theatre
- Theatre Pedagogy
- MA The Ohio State University
- BA Adams State University
Joshua A. Streeter is a PhD candidate with artistic and scholarly interests in premodern drama, Classical Greek theatre, translation/adaptation, reception, and pedagogy. His doctoral dissertation investigates restorations and performances of Greek satyr plays, Old Comedies, and New Comedies from fragmentary sources.
He earned an MA in Theatre from The Ohio State University in 2019 with his thesis “Greek Tragedy and Its American Choruses in Open Air Theaters from 1991 to 2014: The Cases of Gorilla Theatre Productions and The Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon,” which examined two American theatre companies’ deployment of the chorus of Greek tragedies over thirty productions spanning more than two decades.
As a Graduate Teaching Associate, he has taught sections of TH 2100 Intro to Theatre, TH 2367.01 America on Stage, TH 2367.03 Criticizing Television, TH 3731 History of Performance I, and CLASS 1101 Introduction to Classical Literature in both in-person and online learning environments. During his MA studies, he served as a Graduate Teaching Fellow through the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching for the 2018-2019 academic year and was a University Fellow during the 2017-2018 academic year.
He has presented his research at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama in Oxford, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference, and the Comparative Drama Conference. His review of How to Teach a Play: Essential Exercises for Popular Plays (ed. Miriam Chirico and Kelly Younger, 2020) appears in the New England Theatre Journal. He has also published pieces for the websites Peopling the Past and Antigone Journal, whose missions center on expanding access to antiquity for contemporary audiences and readers.
He has directed plays ranging from Shakespeare to Feydeau to stage adaptations of Lovecraft and has co-directed three musicals. He has previously translated and directed a new English language version of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata as part of the Ohio State theatre department Lab Series. He is also continuing his work on adapting Nikokhares’ Herakles Khoregus, which has been featured in the digital ‘Daily Dose’ of British theatre company Actors of Dionysus. He was selected for the inaugural Greek Theatre Program hosted by the British American Drama Academy, where he studied and performed Greek tragedy in London, Greece, and Oxford.
Previously, he earned a BA in Theatre with Secondary English Education Licensure from Adams State College (now University) in southern Colorado. He also competed for the school's track team in the NCAA Division II, winning 6 All-American Awards including 2 National Championships, and was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association 2009 Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year. After a short teaching tenure at Monte Vista Middle School, he taught English and Theater at Alamosa High School for 4 years, where he also served as the head coach for the Speech and Debate team and was the artistic and technical director for AHS Theater.