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PERFORMANCE NEWS

In Spring 2017, Joy will appear as Beneatha in A Raisin in the Sun at Arena Stage.

In Spring 2017, Joy will also appear as Vanessa in the short film Hide & Seek.

REVIEWS

The Washington Post: "[In Belleville] Jones provide(s) expert support. You can read in [her] grimaces the contempt Amina feels at having to endure her renters’ shabby behavior."

Al Schackman, jazz guitarist for Nina Simone: "I worked with and knew Nina Simone for many years...Joy channeled Nina in The Champion".

The Baltimore Sun: "[In Mary T & Lizzy K] Jones gives a beautifully nuanced performance that neatly conceals, until the last moment, Ivy's steely spine."

WHO IS THE JOY JONES? 

Joy hails from Washington, DC, and is a 2010 graduate of The Professional Actor Training Program at UNC-Chapel Hill/PlayMakers Repertory Company.

Joy’s notable theater credits include: Cloud 9 (Studio Theatre), Mary T. & Lizzy K (Arena Stage), Ruined (The Denver Center), Invisible Man (Studio Theater /Huntington Theater), Young Lady from Rwanda and Romeo & Juliet (PlayMakers Repertory), and workshops at the Public Theater and Playwrights Horizons.

In 2013, Joy received a Helen Hayes Award for Best Ensemble for her work in Invisible Man.

Joy's on-camera notables are the webseries The Broken Continent and PBS documentaries The Shakespeare Sessions and Tantalus: Behind The Mask.