Joshua Saboorizadeh

Joshua Saboorizadeh
Graduate Instructor, Creativity for Bioengineering Capstone; Associate-Director, Center for Applied Theatre and Drama Research
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 and scholar. Joshua believes theatre education can be used as a tool to interrogate the inequitable and ignite unapologetic curiosity. Joshua has previously 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). Joshua also serves as graduate student representative for the American Theatre and Drama Society.