Editing Bay for  Perihelion , 2016

Editing Bay for Perihelion, 2016

Russ Kuhner Photography,  The Extravagance of Love

Russ Kuhner Photography, The Extravagance of Love

Joshua Michael Gibson

Joshua Michael Gibson is an actor, writer, director, improvisor, sketch comic, gadabout, Shakespearean drunk, dodgeball player, social activist, pun-fashioner, unliscensed estuary therapist, Cyril Figgis cosplayer, stage manager, pedant, quotation dictionary, and nerd.

After graduating from Northwestern University, Joshua flew west to Los Angeles to escape chilly Chicago winters and found home studying with Stuart Rogers at the award-winning Stuart Rogers Studios, where he also was stage manager for four seasons of their theatrical productions, including the award-winning production of Paula Vogel's "The Long Christmas Ride Home", and the Los Angeles premiere of Martin McDonagh's "A Skull in Connemara".  He augmented studies there by studying improvisation at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater while freelancing as a technical consultant for studios such as Fox and Sony Pictures.

Joshua has recently moved back east to New York City which proved that nothing missed him so much as the cold, when he arrived at JFK on the day of the infamous Polar Vortex of 2014.  Since then, Joshua has been going to EPAs during his lunch breaks while studying at The People's Improv Theater in the evenings.

Joshua was once told that his spirit animal is a Llama.  He doesn't know what that means, but he likes it.



"Perihelion" - Lead

"Drawn from Her Etude" - Lead

"Colors" - Lead

"Wish" - Lead

"Ever After, Happily" - Supporting

"He Had It Coming" - Lead

"Trinity" - Lead

"The Good, the Bad and the Dunkies" - Supporting

"Combatiente: Behind the Scenes" - Lead


"The Extravagance of Love" - Marcus (Lead)

"Richard III" - Dorset (Supporting)

"Jelly Night" - Bill (Lead)

"The Cure" - Mark (Lead)

"Rope" - Kenneth Raglan (Supporting)

"Antony and Cleopatra" - Lepidus, Messenger (Supporting)

"The Man Who Came to Dinner" - Bertram Jefferson (Supporting)

"Much Ado About Nothing" - Benedick (Lead)

"You Can't Take It With You" - Ed Carmichael (Supporting)

"As You Like It" - William/Charles/Forest Lord (Supporting)

"The Real Inspector Hound" - Magnus (Lead)

"The Tempest" - Stephano (Supporting)

"The Compleat Wrks of Willm Shkspr (Abridged)" - Jess (Lead)

"Hidden in This Picture" - Robert (Lead)

New Media

"Cash Bathroom" - Lead

"Shit Actors Say" - Supporting

"Zombie Fix" - Lead

"...and Boris" - Supporting


"PondHoppers" - Leon/Bertram/Various Voices (Lead)


"Angels Among Us" - Co-Star


SWIVL - Hero Guy (Lead)


Film and Theatre:

Stuart Rogers, Stuart Rogers Studios

Jeff Kerr McGivney, Stuart Rogers Studios

Michael Silver, Stuart Rogers Studios

David Downs, Northwestern University


UCB Theatre, Los Angeles

The PIT, New York


Languages: English (Fluent), Japanese (Intermediate)

Dialects: American Standard, Southern, British, Cockney, Irish, Scottish, German

Comedic Improv, Dramatic Improv, Juggling, Shuffling, Typing, Text Analysis, Coaching, Audition Prep, Memorization Technique

Theatrical Memberships

Theatre Tribe

Shakespeare Orange County