Josh Cragun

Company Position: 
co-Artistic Director


Josh Cragun has been writing, directing, designing, and acting for two decades. Since moving to the Twin Cities in 2000 and co-founding the company, Josh has directed twenty one plays for nimbus, thirteen of which have been original productions, eight of which he also wrote or adapted. In addition, he has designed sets, costumes, and properties for many nimbus productions over the years. Josh has extensive experience collaborating with playwrights to create new material as well as directing the creation of new work using a workshopped environment. Last year, he directed Happy Birthday Wanda June which was named best comedy revival of the year by Lavendar Magazine. He also wrote and directed Tesla, the company’s best selling show to date.

nimbus production history: 
Death and the Maiden Crew
Babel Director
The Balcony Director
From Darkness Director
Endgame Director
Minnehaha Avenue Scenic Designer
The Kalevala Director
Orestes Set Design
The Trial of Mother Teresa Set Crew
Perilous Night Set Designer
A Five Step Guide to Happiness Scenic Designer
The Storms of November Written by
Unemployable Properties Designer
You Burn Me Director
The Irresistible Rise of Big Daddy Ubu Director
The Balcony Director
Ghost Sonata Video Design
Cafe Delphi Director
The Firebugs Director
Madmen and Specialists Scenic Design
Agamemnon Set Design
Henry IV Set Design
Tesla Director
Ashes to Ashes Scenic Designer
Third and Long Director
Unemployable Costume Designer
Propaganda for the Converted Scenic Designer
TV Men Director
Strike-Slip Video Design
Nacirema: Stories of Color Scenic Design
The Irresistable Rise of Big Daddy Ubu Scenic Designer
Madmen and Specialists Director
Beautiful Things Scenic Designer
The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia? Set Crew
Henry IV Director
Happy Birthday, Wanda June Director
Ashes to Ashes Director
A Five Step Guide to Happiness Director
Endgame Scenic Designer
Propaganda for the Converted Director
Accidental Death of an Anarchist Scenic Design
The Mail Order Bride Directory
Strike-Slip Director
The Lower Depths Director
The Irresistable Rise of Big Daddy Ubu Director
Unemployable Costume Design
Beautiful Things Director
You Burn Me Set Design