Dancer Joshua Warr ’05 recently was featured in a blog backed by artist Richard Skipper called “Richard Skipper Celebrates…” The blog highlights Warr’s new production “Joshing Around,” which is running at The Duplex in New York City through Saturday, Feb. 4. Warr stars in the production with fellow cabaret performer Joshua Desjardins.
“What happens when two emerging cabaret stars get mistakenly booked on the same night? Find out at the fabulous new version of ‘Joshing Around!’ Fresh from their acclaimed solo debuts, the distinctive styles of Joshua Warr and Joshua Desjardins collide on stage at the legendary Duplex. Hilarity ensues!” the Skipper says.
Both Warr and Desjardins were interviewed for the blog piece. Warr is quoted, “I went to a liberal arts college, everyone discussed arts in education. It’s important. End of story. It is insane to me that the arts and athletics are being cut from schools across the country. Programs like these ingrain wonderful things into our youth, when they are mentored by the right people. The arts changed my life and gave me a wonderful freedom.”
Warr is a graduate of the Maggie Flanigan Studio and holds a B.A. in French and Francophone studies with a minor in dance from Hobart College. While at Hobart, he was a member of Koshare and Chimera and received the President’s Public Service Award. Following graduation, he starred as the “villain” personality in TLC’s reality dinner party competition, “Dinner Takes All,” a reality television program consisting of five dinner party hosts, five separate dinner parties, taking place over five consecutive days. He was most recently seen at the Tropicana in Atlantic City in the production of “The Accused.”
He has danced internationally, in South Korea, and off-Broadway at the American Theatre of Actors. He has worked with choreographer Susan Streater, can be seen in Joonhan Lee’s Columbia MFA film, “Sketchbook” in which he originated the role of David, and was in La MaMa E.T.C.’s “Soul Ascending” directed by George Ferencz.
The full interview with Warr is online at The Richard Skipper blog.