Joshua Rashon Streeter teaches in the BFA, MA, and MFA theatre education programs. His teaching focuses on critical pedagogy, pre-service and in-service education in K-16 schools/institutions, drama and theatre education, Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA)/Theatre for the Very Young (TVY), musical theatre, and arts integration. Joshua’s scholarship analyzes the pedagogies used in rehearsals and classrooms and considers the relationship between process and product in a creative experience.
Joshua was named the 2015 Winifred Ward Scholar (AATE), received the 2021 Ann Flagg Multicultural Award (AATE), the 2021 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Inclusivity at James Madison University, and was one of three national finalists for the Ernest A. Lynton Award for Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. Joshua was also one of the twelve writers for the National Theatre Standards and continues to work as a consultant to numerous state departments of education.
He has created and facilitated workshops across the nation, including the American Alliance for Theatre and Education National Conference, Educational Theatre Association National Conference, Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference, NYU Forum on Educational Theatre, National Association for the Education of Young Children National Conference, Tennessee Arts Academy, and Drama for Schools Summer Institute.
He previously held a professorship at James Madison University (JMU) where he built the Theatre Education Pre-Professional Licensure Program and the Teaching Artist Concentration, was a faculty associate in the Center for Faculty Innovation (CFI), and on faculty in the African, African-American, and Diaspora (AAAD) studies program.