Joshua McTaggart is a director from Weston-Super-Mare in the UK. Harvard has taken him far from home, but he’s made a new home for himself in the theater. He started his directing career with Lost and Clowned, which he helped create as the Freshman Musical during his first year of college. He went on to direct and ambitious production of Ruddigore for the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players, and followed that up with a much-lauded run of Parade. After directing so many musicals, he wanted to branch out with a contemporary version of The Tempest that cast Prospero as not only a magician but a talented artist. He most recently directed Hot Mess by British playwright Ella Hickson, and his take on the piece was informed by his personal relationship with the writer, who came to the US specifically for this production.
In addition to his work at Harvard, Joshua directed a production of Tom Stoppard’s Fifteen Minute Hamlet while working at Eton College’s summer program in 2011, and has had several professional observerships with directors at the Speakeasy Theater in Boston, and the Gate Theater and Donmar Warehouse in London. He recently produced CryHurtFood at the International Student Drama Festival in Sheffield.