Written and Performed by Fionntán Larney Directed by Joy Nesbitt Performed at Dublin Fringe Festival 2023 Winner of the Fishamble New Writing Award Developed at FRINGE LAB and Scene+Heard
Written and Performed by Martha Knight Directed by Joy Nesbitt Performed at Dublin Fringe Festival 2023 Winner of The Listowel Residency “The George Fitzmaurice Award” Developed at FRINGE LAB. Funded by the Arts Council / An Comhairle Ealaíon. Supported by the PAN PAN Platform at Dublin Fringe Festival and by PAN PAN’s International Mentorship Programme 2021.
Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Directed by Joy Nesbitt Produced by The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Arts This was a production was a part of Gradfest at the Lir National Academy of Dramatic Arts, feature full productions directed by MFA theatre directing students at the Lir. All productions were produced by Loughlin Deegan, and were created under the instruction of professional director, Annabelle Comyn.
Devised by Joy Nesbitt and Pedro Pacheco with Ahmed Karim Tamu, Isolde Fenton, and Teresa Cruz Directed by Joy Nesbitt Produced by The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Arts This production was a part of the Devised theatre festival featuring pieces created by MFA theatre directing students at the Lir National Academy of Dramatic Arts. All pieces were devised under the instruction of master-deviser, Louise Lowe, and master-lighting designer, Sinead Wallace.
Written by Neil LaBute Adapted by Joy Nesbitt Directed by Joy Nesbitt Assistant Directed by Udochi Emeghara Produced by Harvard BlackCAST Executive Produced by The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatics Club and The Office for the Arts at Harvard This was a production presented on zoom by Harvard BlackCAST in April 2021. This production was an adaptation of Neil LaBute's original play, focused on issues of gender roles and relationships in the Black community.
Written by William Shakespeare Adapted by Joy Nesbitt and Devonne Pitts Directed by Joy Nesbitt and Devonne Pitts Produced by Allison Scharmann Executive Produced by Pinwheel Productions and The Office for the Arts at Harvard This was a production presented on zoom by Harvard BlackCAST during the summer of 2020. In addition to the online production streamed on youtube, I mixed and mastered a soundtrack for the show created by fellow student artists. This production was also a fundraiser for The
Written by Yasmina Reza Directed by Joy Nesbitt Produced by The Harvard Office for the Arts This production was presented by Harvard BlackCAST on Zoom. It was the first zoom production created by a Harvard student during the pandemic. Each of the four shows also had a fundraising aspect to it, and we were able to raise $10,000 for organizations associated with the support and care of Black lives as well as COVID-19 relief for imprisoned individuals.
Music by Henry Krieger Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen Directed by Joy Nesbitt and Emily Orr Music Directed by Joy Nesbitt Produced by Nia Talley, Lacey Hines, and Allison Scharmann This production was set to open in March of 2020 in the Oberon at the American Repertory Theater. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the show was cancelled right after the sitzprobe.
Directed by Joy Nesbitt Starring: Yvonne "Peggy" Smith and Shawna Nesbitt An elderly woman shelters in place alone during a pandemic. Her daughter, who is unable to visit safely, brings her a gift to fill her absence. We develop empathy for our main character, and we see empathetic action in practice.
Directed by Joy Nesbitt Starring: Joy Nesbitt The nation poses a question to a Black feminine spectator. She meditates on that question. She moves through familiar spaces to process her answer to the question. She has no answer. The answer is grounded in a specific lived experience. We either understand or we don’t.
Directed by Joy Nesbitt Starring: Tori Gudmundsson, Laura Frustaci, Devonne Pitts, Jonathan Castillo, Shawna Nesbitt, Ruva Chigwedere, Graham Buchanan, Frederick Tyler-Macbruce and Joy Nesbitt A visual meditation on embodiment and a personal journey against body dysmorphia. We enter an uninterrupted intimate experience of studying the face of another human. We may feel watched, comforted, or disturbed by this experience. We reflect upon our own faces in relation to the faces we are seeing.
Directed by Joy Nesbitt Starring: Laura Frustaci and Joy Nesbitt A study on the development of extreme emotion. We watch an unraveling individual get pushed to her limits. She is isolated from the ones she loves and is taken for granted by everyone else. We encounter a slow boil of emotion, a stirring physical and aural transformation into abject, unbridled rage.
ADDITIONAL THEATER CREDITS
The Loved Ones
written by Erica Murray; dir. Ronan Phelan; The Gate Theatre
Down with Jazz
written by Esosa Ighodaro; dir. Esosa Ighodaro; Smock Alley Theatre 1662
written by Oscar Wilde; dir. Tom Creed; The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art
written by Dan Colley; dir. Dan Colley; Riverbank Arts Centre and Dublin Theatre Festival
written by Julia Riew; dir. Rebecca Aparicio; Music dir. Ian Chan; American Repertory Theater
written by Daniel Lazour and Patrick Lazour; dir. Taibi Magar; Music dir. Madeline Smith; American Repertory Theater
written by Ntozake Shange; dir. Devonne Pitts; American Repertory Theater
Blood on the Cat's Neck (Mistress)
Beauty and the Beast (Lefou)
Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Chorus)
It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (Scarlet Widow and Chorus)