Joshua Long


Joshua Long is a director and teacher from Salt Lake City where he has directed hundreds of productions. He holds degrees in both Theatre Direction and Education, and finds being the theatre teacher at Utah’s Hillcrest High School to be the most fulfilling way to mix both of his great passions in life. Joshua was named one of President Biden’s Presidential Scholar Influential Teachers. In 2019, Joshua also received an Honorable Mention Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education, as well as the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Legacy Award for Excellence in Arts Education in 2021. Joshua has produced and directed eight American premieres from the London stage, piloted productions for Disney, and collaborated with Britain’s acclaimed Frantic Assembly to create “Mirrors,” an original physical theatre production exploring adolescent life in America. He has served on many national  and state committees for theatre in education, and his students have won over 15 national and state championships over his 17 years teaching. Perhaps his most meaningful recognition, though, came from Stephen Sondheim himself only a few months before his passing, after directing a production of Follies with a cast of over 100 adult alumni and students right before their cherished school auditorium was torn down. “Children and Art.”