Jo/sie Cohen is a nonbinary Pittsburgh native who has been involved in theater for most of their life. After first getting involved while at Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 as a member of the Production Technology department, they attended Lafayette College, graduating with a B.A. in English and Theater in 2018. While there, they worked as an electrician and light board operator for shows such as I Hate Hamlet (dir. Michael O’Neill), Tartuffe (dir. Michael O’Neill), and the Merchant of Venice (dir. Michael O’Neill), and as the lighting designer for X-Mas Karol (dir. Suzanne Westfall) and the Importance of Being Earnest (dir. Michael O’Neill).
Since gradutating, Josie has returned home to Pittsburgh and begun working with companies like the Squonk Opera and Front Porch Theatricals, as well as IATSE Local 3. They recently served as lighting designer for the Rebel Playhouse’s production of the Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q (dir. Sarah Sutliffe).