Josh Hontz

Lead Technician for Lighting, Sound, and Media

Josh Hontz is an 18-time ariZoni award-winning lighting, sound, and projections designer, and also works as a music director and pit musician.

Josh has been active in the Valley theatre community for over a decade. He holds a BA in Music from Arizona State University, as well as an AAS in Audio Production Technologies from Paradise Valley Community College.

Josh organized the Lights Up! campaign for SYT in spring of 2022 with a very successful result: huge upgrades in the theatre’s crucial hardware and computer systems in time for the 2022-2023 season, including the opening of the new black box performance space, the Spotlight Studio. He has trained numerous students over the years to provide tech support for Spotlight shows, and has taught lighting and sound workshops. 

Josh opens the current season designing lighting and sound for Spotlight’s productions of Oklahoma! and Lizzie. Some of Josh’s favorite credits include Concord Floral (sound design, Mesa Community College, 2021), Dogfight (sound, lighting, & media design, Spotlight Youth Theatre, 2020), and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (sound design, Theater Works, 2018).