JOSHUA FARDON is a writer, composer, actor and director. Full length plays: Sadie Hurtz (2019 O'Neill Playwrights Conference Semifinalist; 2018 Fever Dream Festival); 1=0 (currently running at Theatre of NOTE; 2017 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Semifinalist); The Burning of Kenneth Carrion (2017 Fever Dream Festival); A Painting of a Dog (2016 O'Neill Semifinalist); The Condition (2016 The Annoyance Theatre; 2015 Atwater Village Theatre); Do Not Disturb (2014 Theatre of NOTE); Julia Arbuck (2013 MLS Studios); Shake (2010 Theatre of NOTE, StageScene LA Outstanding Production/Comedy-Drama Intimate Theater), and This Contract Limits Our Liability – Read It! (2008 Theatre of NOTE, Entertainment Today Ticketholder Awards, Runner Up, Best Playwright). He has also written and/or directed one-acts for The Naked Angels, the Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Toronto Fringe, Emerging Artists, Pigs Do Fly, Sacred Fools, Saturn and Vine, The Secret Rose, Slap n' Tickle, Stevedore, the Yale Cabaret, and the Yo! Yo! Theatre Company. His short films Tenant (directed by Kiff Scholl) and Shattered Bits were official selections of Dances With Films. He is in the process of developing a television pilot for a major entertainment company.
As a composer he scored the film Adopt a Sailor, starring Bebe Neuwirth, Peter Coyote and Ethan Peck; and theatrical productions of Aristophanes’ The Birds and Ruth Margraff’s Stadium Devildare. As a director: Bail Me Out by Renato Biribin Jr. at the Hudson and The Time Machine Musical by Steve Altman at The Lilian. As an actor: he has appeared on Chicago Fire, Frasier, The West Wing and Grounded for Life, A Thousand Cuts, Volcano and Conspiracy Theory. He has performed onstage at the Old Globe, CSC, South Coast Rep, the Public, Yale Rep, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Ahmanson. He was the voice of Luke Skywalker in the NPR/Lucasfilm radio drama recording of Return of the Jedi.
A graduate of Northwestern University and of the acting department of the Yale School of Drama, a member of the WGA-East, the Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, SAG-AFTRA and AEA, he is also the Creative Director of Naked Angels' Tuesdays@9 Chicago.