Joy Ellis | All About Art

When she performs, she feels joy, conveys joy and creates joy. One of the brightest lights on the local theater scene, Joy Ellis has done dynamic and memorable work in the Players Guild musicals “Sister Act” and “Memphis,” playing a street-smart novice nun and a fiery nightclub singer. On November 2, Ellis opens in another Guild musical production, “Aida,” this time portraying a Nubian princess torn between forbidden love and duty.

Letter from the Editor: May 2016

I don’t think of myself as an artistic person—in the traditional sense, at least. Even though I work in a creative industry and I get to design most days, I still don’t feel artistically inclined. I’m not a painter, sculptor or sketcher. Give me a pen and paper and ask to me draw something, and likely you’ll be disappointed with the results. My niece knows that all too well. She recently asked me to draw her a picture. I took my time and did my best. When I handed her the finished product, she threw the paper on the ground and asked someone else to draw a picture for her. I guess she wasn’t impressed by my talents. Needless to say, I didn’t feel too artistic.

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