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Theatre Director

Stage Manager

elise m. joyner

Nominated for Best Director of a Play
dEAD dOG pARK

in 2019 Broadway World New Jersey Awards

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Rehearsal Report

Elise is currently a production assistant for 

American Repertory Theater's  revival  of 

1776

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In The Wings
Projects to Come

Previous Productions
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WILD musical 2022 Workshop

The new musical WILD, produced by American Repertory Theater, holds its workshop in NYC Nov 2022

Elise is a Production Assistant through Nov. 21

Open for Work!

Following an exhilarating Summer, Elise has gone from being Gloucester Stage Company's 2022 Directing Apprentice to a director for their mainstage production of Paradise Blue, to returning as a Production Assistant for Roundabout Theater Company's 1776!

It's been a wild ride, and Elise is enthusiastic to continue her career in the entertainment industry!

Open for Work!

Following an exciting year, in 2022 Elise has gone from being Gloucester Stage Company's 2022 Directing Apprentice to a director for their mainstage production of Paradise Blue to returning as a Production Assistant for Roundabout Theater Company and American Repertory Theater!

So far in 2023, Elise has been with A.R.T. as an Equity Assistant Stage Manager and Production Assistant!

Feel free to reach out through email or the Contact page above! 

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Prop List

Elise is currently

Open For Work!

Since Covid-19, Elise has been working as a teaching assistant for

Sunshine Garden Learning Center. While she's enjoyed her time teaching the youth,

Elise is excited to start a new chapter in her career in the entertainment industry!

 

Please don't hesitate to reach out via the Contact page above!

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Past Performances

Production Photos

1776 (A.R.T. revival)

Production Assistant
American Repertory Theater

Directors Diane Paulus and Jeffery L. Page

American Repertory Theater 2022

Elise was a production assistant for the NYC rehearsals of 1776.

As an extension of the stage management team, Elise's responsibilities included assisting in taping out the scenic design in New 42 Studios, taking inventory and restocking first aid kits and office supplies for the SM team, and printing and distributing script and score adjustments to the creative team, stage management team, music team, and actors. 

Into the Woods

Stage Management Intern

Maui Academy of Performing Arts

Director David Johnston

Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) 2018

Elise acted as the second ASM to MAPA's mainstage production of Into The Woods.

Elise's responsibilities included learning the blocking for several actors, prop tracking, assisting the ensemble in moving large scenic pieces on and off stage, taking and distributing line notes, and assisting the scenic designer with painting and assembling tree stumps.

The Lion King Jr.

Stage Management Intern

Maui Academy of Performing Arts

Directors Sally Sefton & Logan Heller

Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) 2018

Elise served as the stage manager for MAPA's theatre camp. Elise was in charge of managing 63 campers between the ages of 7-16, 6 high school interns, and parent volunteers who assisted the campers backstage. Daily responsibilities for the camp included taking attendance, organizing a rotating schedule, and distributing rehearsal reports to the design & administrative teams.

Pippin

Production Stage Manager Elise Joyner

Kean Theatre Conservatory

Director Earnest Wiggins

Kean Theatre Conservatory 2018

As the Production Stage Manager, Elise was responsible for coordinating all departments for Pippin. Elise organized and scheduled all production meetings, rehearsals, tech week schedules, magic calls, pyrotechnic calls, and fight calls.

Pippin was awarded the 2018 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Award for Best College Student Production 

Skeleton Crew

Stage Management Intern Elise Joyner

Premiere Stages

Director John Wooten

Premiere Stages 2017

Elise was the Stage Management Intern for the mainstage production of Skeleton Crew.

Elise was responsible for rehearsal setup & strike, tracking props, taking and distributing line notes in accordance to Equity Union standards, and managed the stage hands during the show.

In The Wings

Projects to Come

Elise is currently

Open For Work!

Following an exhilarating Summer, Elise has gone from being Gloucester Stage Company's 2022 Directing Apprentice to directing their mainstage production of Paradise Blue for GSC, to returning as a Production Assistant for Roundabout Theater Company's 1776!

It's been a wild ride, and Elise is enthusiastic to continue her career in the entertainment industry!

Please don't hesitate to reach out via the Contact page above!

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Past Performances

Production Photos & Projects

Marisol

By Jose Rivera

Director E. Teresa Choate

Kean Theatre Conservatory 2017

As Props Master, Elise worked close with Scenic Director, David Barber. David designed the crown of "God" in which Elise constructed. The crown was then suspended 10 feet in a glass box and rigged to fall each performance. 

In addition to the crown, Elise also constructed a baby attached to a pregnancy pillow in which the actor playing Lenny would deliver and swaddle the baby on stage.

Suessical! the Musical

Director Holly Logue

Kean Theatre Conservatory 2017

Under Scenic Designer Patrick Rizzoli, Elise and Patrick designed Horton's clover patch and egg together. Holly Logue's idea was to have a cocktail umbrella represent the Whoville clover with each Who actor carrying a matching purple parasol. To account for this, Elise spray painted over 200 cocktail umbrellas different shades of purple, and placed them in overlapping layers of foam to create the clover field.

In addition to the clover field, Elise also carved a wooden television screen for the Thing 1 & Thing 2 actors to easily bring on and off. She also made a comedically large magnifying glass out of PVC pipe and foam

Halloween Passion Projects

For Halloween 2021, Elise was a fairy. She constructed her fairy wings out of wire, iridescent cellophane, paint, glitter, and an old t-shirt. Construction time was about 15 hours.

To keep in the spirit of 2020, Elise fashioned a covid-19 mask into a Minnie Mouse costume by making a mouse nose out of cotton and latex. The nose was then painted and attached via velcro to a fabric mask. Construction time was about 8 hours.

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