Joshua Paul Weckesser is originally from Normal, Illinois. He is the founder of Bread & Roses Productions, dedicated to providing production support to art-based originations. Working primarily in dance, Weckesser’s designs have been seen across the US and internationally. He has been working closely with Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak as a lighting designer and core collaborator since 2003. He also works with LEVELdance and the Chicago Human Rhythm Project as their resident lighting designer. Career highlights include lighting the first-ever evening-length production of American Tap at the Kennedy Center, working with Karole Armitage in the Netherlands, and touring with Gobsmacked and Che Malambo.