Josh Inocéncio is a playwright and performer who focuses on queer and indigenous reclamations within Latina/o and Euro-American cultures. After graduating with his Bachelor's at Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi in 2012, he pursued and completed his Master’s degree in Theatre Studies at The Florida State University. While writing and defending his Master’s thesis on cultural memory, Josh independently wrote, performed in, and produced his solo play, Purple Eyes. Now that he’s returned to Houston, Josh is touring Purple Eyes across Texas to theatres, cultural centers, and universities. He has since performed at ProyectoTeatro in Austin, at Fresh Arts and the University of Houston in Houston, and at South Texas College in a partnership with UT-RGV in McAllen. His next major appearance will be the world premiere of Purple Eyes at Stages Repertory Theatre in February 2018.
In addition to his solo work, the Landing Theatre Co. in Houston recently premiered Josh’s short play, dallas/love the bomb, as part of their Redemption Series and the Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC) produced a reading of his short play, Ofélio. Currently, Josh is working on a trilogy project entitled Splintered in Three, which includes three plays that confront collisions between ethnicity and sexuality. The second play, The Little Edelweiss; or, An Immigrant’s Fairytale finished as a semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference this summer. Alongside his playwriting endeavors, Josh is a Teaching Artist at The Alley Theatre and he writes on culture and politics for Houston’s LGBT publication OutSmart Magazine.