Josh Hartwell is an Artistic Company Member at Curious Theatre Company where he has written five full length Denver Stories, and is an instructor /mentor for young playwrights with Curious New Voices. Josh was seen on this very stage in Detroit and Clybourne Park (Denver Post Ovation Award for “Best Actor in a Comic Role”). He is also an Ensemble Member at Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC). As an award-winning and internationally produced playwright (2017 True West Award), Hartwell is represented by Abrams Artists Agency in New York. His Contrived Ending (Ovation and Henry Award nominees) originally directed by Jim Hunt, earned feature film and Off-Broadway contracts with Starry Night Entertainment. The Rank and the Bloodrush was a semi-finalist for The O’Neill Festival New Play Competition. His plays A Christmas Carol, Dylan Went Electric and Queen of Conspiracy all premiered at Miners Alley Playhouse, and his latest Home, Oblivion had a workshop at Curious in 2018. Josh is currently a writer with The Playwrights Group at the Denver Center for Performing Arts Theatre Company, and is the first Colorado Regional Rep for the Dramatists Guild of America. Josh has written three hybrid music/theatre productions for the Colorado Chamber Players: Revolutionary Times, Soul in Turmoil, and Shostakovich. Music of Flight: The Falcon is Josh’s fourth collaboration with the CCP, which will premiere in May 2023.