Associate Professor of Theater
Josh Frachiseur is an associate professor of theater here at Northern State University. Some of his creative endeavors include seven years as technical director at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival. At CATF, he has had the privilege of overseeing scenery for nearly 40 productions, containing 25 world premieres, including Thomas Gibbons’ “Uncanny Valley” and the transfer to its New York premiere. He had also served as technical director for Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and the Great Lakes Theater Festival. He has had the pleasure of designing scenery for Idaho Theater for Youth Shakespearience tours, and the Great Lakes Festival’s outreach tours. Other theater credits include technical director for Glyn Maxwell’s premiere of “Wolfpit” and “Broken Journey” for the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble of New York. He also served as touring technical director for Arkansas Repertory Theatre, including the tour of “Romeo and Juliet,” which was part of the NEA’s Shakespeare in American Communities initiative. Josh has also served as scenic carpenter and props artisan for the daytime drama “As the World Turns.” He is blessed by the font of creativity and endurance of his daughter, Corina.