Josh Short, Founder / Artistic Director
Josh Short is the Founder and Artistic Director of Providence's award-winning Wilbury Theatre Group, where he’s produced more than 100 workshop and full-scale productions of work by local and world-renown artists with commitment to artistic excellence and audience engagement. In addition to his work as a Producer, Josh has directed more than a dozen productions for the group, including; The Pirates of Penzance or, The Slave of Duty; The Skin of Out Teeth; New and Dangerous Ideas (w/ Christopher Johnson); Spring Awakening; The Lieutenant of Inishmore; The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity; Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead; and the New England premieres of Sarah Kane's Blasted, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, This Beautiful City, Detroit, Ui [oo-ey], and Wallace Shawn's celebrated 2013 adaptation of The Threepenny Opera. As an actor with the Wilbury Group he appeared in the New England premiere of Gruesome Playground Injuries, Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men, Ui [oo-ey], and the group's inaugural production, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
In 2014 Josh founded the Providence Fringe Festival (FRINGEPVD). Featuring 50 handpicked artists in just 5 venues throughout downtown Providence that first year, today FRINGEPVD is a voting member of the United States Association of Fringe Festivals and the World Fringe Congress and has grown to become the largest Fringe Festival of it’s kind in New England featuring more than 200 artists in over a dozen venues throughout Providence.
In addition to his work with The Wilbury Group and FRINGEPVD, Josh has worked in a variety of roles with Perishable Theatre (Providence, RI), The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (Pawtucket, RI), Elemental Theatre Collective (Providence, RI), The LaJolla Playhouse (San Diego, CA), The Gaslamp Quarter Drama Department (San Diego, CA), The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (Provincetown, MA), and The Providence Black Repertory Company, where he served as Associate Producer of Public Programming and Sound Session from 2008-2010. A native Rhode Islander, Josh is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
Laura Goldstein, Education Director
Laura Goldstein is a Providence-based theatre educator and certified teacher. Previously, she has taught at the Center for Dynamic Learning, the YMCA and Trinity Repertory Company. She is currently pursuing her M.Ed. in Arts Integration at Lesley University.
Laura is a 2012 graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts (BA, Theatre and Dance Studies), where her academic interests included theatre for social change, playwriting, feminist performance and puppetry.
Christine Treglia, Front of House Manager
The Wilbury Group's Front of House Manager since 2013, Christine Treglia has also appeared in a number of productions, including Church (Rev. Christine); 10,000 Things (Chloe); Cabaret (Kit Kat Girl, u/s Fr. Schneider); Passing Strange (Heidi); The Threepenny Opera (Ensemble); New Works Festival, COLD (Jane); Other theaters (select): Vicki in The Full Monty, The Queen in Cinderella, The Buddy Holly Story, Rocky Horror Show, Children of Eden, Clue the Musical (Courthouse Center for the Arts); Andrea in Once on This Island, Man of La Mancha (Academy Players). Christine was also a founding member of The Bit Players, Newport's award winning improve comedy troupe, and a cast member of the Ocean State Follies for six years.