JOSHUA PAUL WECKESSER
LIGHTING DESIGNER AND TECHNICAL CONSULTANT
Joshua is the founder of Bread & Roses Productions (www.breadandroses.productions) dedicated to providing production support to art-based originations. Bread & Roses has been working with Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble since 2013. Working primarily in circles of dance, Josh's designs have been seen across Chicago, the US and international borders. Since 2003 Josh has been working closely with Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak as a lighting designer and core collaborator. He also works with LEVELdance and Elements Contemporary Ballet as well as serving as the Chicago Human Rhythm Project's resident lighting designer. In addition, he is Production Manager for the Studebaker Theatre and for Ballet Hispanico. TimeOut Chicago said that Josh’s “name seemed to pop up in every program.” Career highlights include lighting the first ever evening-length production of American Tap at the Kennedy Center, working with Karole Armitage in the Netherlands, and touring with the national tour of Gobsmacked.