Joshua Maxwell

Joshua Maxwell

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Jopuka Productions

Artistic Director of Jopuka Productions. Artistic Director of Red Tree Theatre. Theatre Maker. Playwright. Founder of #AusArts4ClimateAction.

2020 Central Coast Arts and Culture Citizen of The Year.
2020 Central Coast Volunteer Of The Year. 2022 Out For Australia 30under30 Winner. 2022 AWGIE Award Nominee. Award Winning Director.


The Boy From Oz (Director), Red Tree Theatre, 2023 | Two Weeks With The Queen (Director), Wyong Drama Group, 2023 | Share House (Writer and Director), Jopuka Productions, 2023 | The Sound of Music (Director), Red Tree Theatre, 2023 | The Boys On The Bus (Director), Jopuka Productions, 2023 | Green Day's American Idiot! (Director), Jopuka Productions, 2023 | Educating Rita (Director), Red Tree Theatre, 2023 | The Peach Season (Director), Jopuka Productions

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Red Tree Theatre

The Boy From Oz


The Boy From Oz is the most successful Australian musical ever and the first to make it to Broadway. It is a musical biography/tribute to the late great Peter Allen.

Co-Directed by Daniel Craig and Joshua Maxwell

Red Tree Theatre

Wyong Drama Group & Red Tree Theatre

Two Weeks With The Queen


Dear Your Majesty the Queen, I need to speak to you urgently... Cleverly lifting the key moments from Gleitzman's novel and presenting them in a light-hearted, amusing and open way, making for an ideal drama.

By Mary Morris from the novel by Morris Gleitzman
Directed by (AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR) Joshua Maxwell

Red Tree Theatre

Jopuka Productions

Share House


Flo has just started uni and is living in a share house just off campus. She takes over Arlo's room, who's sleeping in a swag in the backyard while he waits for Tori to finish moving into Brett's room. 4 Dale Street has had a revolving door for 6 years, and no-one really knows who's actually on the lease anymore.

by Joshua Maxwell
Photo: Jamie Hornsby

The Launch Pad from $28

Jopuka Productions

The Peach Season


A powerful, salutary tale showing what it's like to be a young person desperate for independence, but also, crucially, what it's like to be a parent during the painful process of letting children fly the nest.

by Debra Oswald
Photo: Jamie Hornsby

Red Tree Theatre from $15

Jopuka Productions

The Boys On The Bus

A raw and raucous coming of age drama, The Boys on the Bus is another masterwork from multi-award winning playwright, Jamie Hornsby. Gritty and gripping, with a jet-black sense of humour.

By Jamie Hornsby
Directed by AWGIE Award Nominee Joshua Maxwell
Photo: Jamie Hornsby

The Launch Pad from $26

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Red Tree Theatre

The Sound of Music

The world's best-loved musical is making a triumphant return to the coast in 2023!

Directed by (Award Winning Director) Joshua Maxwell
Musical Directed by Vivienne McLaren

Red Tree Theatre from $34

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