JOSHUA FARDON is a writer, composer, actor and director. Full length plays: 1=0 (2017 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Semifinalist); A Painting of a Dog (2016 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Semifinalist); The Condition (The Annoyance Theatre, Chicago, 2016 and workshopped by the Naked Angels LATuesdays in Los Angeles in 2015); Do Not Disturb (which included Rise, Blanks, Due Diligence and Soon My Angel Came Again, Theatre of NOTE, Los Angeles, 2014); Julia Arbuck (Brand Studio Theatre, 2013, Alec Baldwin Fellowship Finalist, 2012); Shake (Theatre of NOTE, Los Angeles, 2010, StageScene LA Outstanding Production/Comedy-Drama Intimate Theater), and This Contract Limits Our Liability – Read It! (Theatre of NOTE, Los Angeles, 2008, Entertainment Today Ticketholder Awards, Runner Up, Best Playwright). He has also written and/or directed one-acts for The Naked Angels (NY and Los Angeles), the Ensemble Studio Theatre (NY), the Toronto Fringe, Emerging Artists (NY), Pigs Do Fly (Ft. Lauderdale), Sacred Fools (LA), Saturn and Vine (LA), The Secret Rose (LA), Slap n' Tickle (LA), Stevedore (LA), the Yale Cabaret (New Haven), the Yo! Yo! Theatre Company (LA), and the Ace Broadcasting Network. His short films Tenant (directed by Kiff Scholl) and Shattered Bits were official selections of Dances With Films. He composed the music for the feature film Adopt a Sailor, starring Bebe Neuwirth, Peter Coyote and Ethan Peck; and he composed scores for Aristophanes’ The Birds (directed by Ken Roht) 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, Out, Volcano and Conspiracy Theory. He has performed onstage at the Old Globe, CSC, the Delcourte, the 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. For two years he served as Drama Editor for the online literary magazine Connotation Press. A graduate of Northwestern University and the acting department of the Yale School of Drama, he is a member of the Writers Guild of America, the Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, SAG-AFTRA and AEA.