joshua purvis

Joshua Purvis

A proud member of the UNCG family, Josh is pleased to serve as the Director of Theatre Education, coordinating both the BFA Theatre Education and M.Ed. degree programs for the Department of Theatre. During the past decade, Purvis has taught in multiple settings: Myers Park High School in Charlotte, West Johnston High School in Benson, as well as first-year theatre courses at UNCG. He has also worked with elementary/middle students at Cary Youth Theatre, in both instructional and directorial capacities. As a member of AEA, Purvis has acted with Triad Stage’s UpStage Cabaret, and, most recently, with Deep Dish Theater in Chapel Hill. Holding a BFA in Theatre Education and an MFA in Acting, Purvis provides instruction for Teaching Methods, Acting I/II and also facilitates the student teaching experience for future teachers. During the summers, he coordinates the Summer Institute for Theatre Education for veteran teachers across the state and beyond.