Joy is a Midwestern girl living out her dreams in Brooklyn, soaking up the city for all it’s worth and striving to live each day to the absolute fullest.
I am a queer identified actor, storytelling, solo performer, and producer. I received my BFA in music and theatre in Kansas City MO, and the. I moved to New York in 2009 and the city has been my number 1 love ever since.
I have a profound love for traveling and have done quite a bit of it. In 2009 I toured with a traveling choir all throughout Italy and was chosen as a soloist at Saint Peter Basillica. I also studied music abroad in Vienna Austria and was able to travel all over Eastern Europe.
I did my first international tour in 2011 with Artspot Entertainment, based out of Buenas Aires. We toured plays in English in Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Chile. After traveling and gaining a wider perspective of humanity I felt it was the right time to go back to graduate school. My focus was on new original work so I auditioned and was accepted to the New School for Drama in New York where I met all my favorite collaborators.
After graduating I became associate artistic director of BabyCrow Productions, a NYC/Chicago based theatre company that produces socially and politically responsible work and looks for an opportunity to give back to a partnering organization that focuses on the cause that each show we work on explores.