Joshua Saboorizadeh
Graduate Research Assistant, National Science Foundation IUSE Grant “Creativity Throughout the Curriculum: Educational Practices to Build the STEM Workforce of Tomorrow”; Center for Applied Theatre and Drama Research
Creativity for Bioengineering Capstone
by appointment

B. A. in Theatre from Truman State University
M.A. in Theatre from University of Missouri - Columbia


Joshua is from St. Louis, Missouri and a proud Iranian-American theatre artist, facilitator, and scholar. Joshua believes theatre-based practice can be leveraged as a tool to imagine and perform liberatory realities for individuals as well as communities. Joshua has helped teach creativity courses for the honors college and the bioengineering department, presented at the Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed Conference (Adapting Theatre of the Oppressed Activities as a Method for Teaching Creativity) & Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference (Do Raghe: Reclaiming My Ethnic Identity), and performed in mainstage productions with the MU theatre department (Smith in Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts I,II,III by Susan-Lori Parks, Preacher/Judge in Rimers of Eldritch by Lanford Wilson, and Various Roles in The Every 28 Hours Plays).