Joy’s most recent directing credits include Race by David Mamet, Man of a Thousand Songs by Carolyn Woosley, Louisiana Women: Bound, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, All My Sons, Pygmalion, Othello, Waiting for Godot, & Working: a musical. Her favorite recent acting credits include “Mag” in Beauty Queen of Leenane, “Lorraine” in This Wide Night, ”Martha” in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, “Josie” in A Moon for the Misbegotten, and “Sister Aloysius” in Doubt. Joy is greatly looking forward to a life filled with theatre and social justice — her great passions — her family and her dogs.
Joy is thrilled to be directing this production of The Diary of Anne Frank at ACTS and is grateful for the amazing team of set builders and thrilled with the work of this cast. The story is so important, as we look around at our world today, we must remember our past and never think it couldn’t happen again.
We must remember the words of Martin Niemöller
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.