Joshua Walters was born in Berkeley, California. In 2001, while attending the San Francisco School of Arts, Josh was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after hallucinating he was Jesus (who hasn’t?!) Since then, his performance life and mental health history have been closely intertwined. His commitment to exploring mental ideas takes in theater, comedy, doctors, medications, music & storytelling. In 2011 he was nominated to give a TED Talk in NYC. He has never looked back.
Joshua combines spoken word poetry, creativity, beatboxing and madness into his work as a performer and producer. His TED-cast (below) is a mental ideas masterclass. He is currently on a quest to launch a global day without technology called Un-Plug! He has curated an interactive musical comedy experience highlighting the benefits of disconnecting from our technological devices. A passionate mental ideas advocate, he mentors young people on the ‘creative spectrum’ in his hometown of LA.
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