Joshua Paul Weckesser is a founding partner at Bread & Roses Productions. He spent educational time at both Northern Illinois University and Columbia College Chicago, with a degree from the latter in Lighting Design. Josh is currently co-artistic director of LEVELdance, artistic associate with the Leopold Group and core collaborator with Molly Shanahan / Mad Shak. Josh has acted in many capacities for many productions, including lighting director, company manager, producer, promoter, box office manager and mic checker (among others). This provides a big-picture prospective to that clients like River North Dance Chicago, Be the Groove, Chicago Dance Crash and others have enjoyed. He has an unwavering belief in the power and necessity for live performance in our screen-driven, simulacrum-ridden daily loves; carrying this passion with him though the stage door. He brings a hard-nosed, budget-centric, art-based, hyphen-loaded attitude to every project that he works on.


TimeOut Chicago - Dance 2012 - Year in review
Media artist/designer Joshua Paul Weckesser’s name seemed to pop up in every program. - "Gotham City" (Chicago Crash Dance)
From lights down, this show crushes it! Joshua Paul Weckesser deliver drama in shadows and spotlights.

Video interview with SeeDanceChicago - June 10, 2011
He is awesome.