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RENT in Concert

With the National Symphony Orchestra

Directed by Sammi Cannold

Symphonic Orchestrations by Sean O'Loughin

Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2023

Assistant Director


Paradise Blue

By Dominique Morisseau

Co-Directed by Elise Joyner and Logan Pitts

Gloucester Stage Company, 2022


Directing Apprentice

Gloucester Stage Company's 2022 Season

Assistant Director & Dramaturg:

Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by Bryn Boice


Mr. Fullerton, Between the Sheets by Anne Undeland

Directed by Judy Braha


Grand Horizons by Bess Wohl

Directed by Robert Walsh

Director & Dramaturg:

Paradise Blue by Dominique Morisseau

Co-Directed by Elise Joyner and Logan Pitts

Wipeout by Aurora de Asua (Staged Reading)

Directed by Elise Joyner

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By Barry Malawer

Co-Directed by Elise Joyner and Megan Tobias


Kean Theatre Council, 2019

Nominated for Best Director of a Play

2019 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards


Yasmina's Necklace

By Rohina Malik

Directed by Kareem Fahmy

Premiere Stages, 2019

Assistant Director; Directing Apprentice

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Under the Balcony

Director's Workshop 2018, Kean University

Director & Props Coordinator


Director's Workshop at Kean University is where a class of 12 talented directing students each present a 10 minute play. They are guided through the entire process of casting, producing, and directing a show. Elise chose to direct Under The Balcony for it's witty banter, romantically whimsy setting, and comedic moments.

Due to the nature of the workshop, the directors act as stage hands rotating from one show to the next. They are instructed to keep their sets as minimal as possible to ensure a quick turn over. To simulate the Balcony of Juliet Capulet, Elise decided to use ladders found in the scenic shop. The ladders are dressed with wooden frames decorated with flowers and tulle crafted at home.

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