Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: JOY TILLEY PERRYMAN

April 17
9:13 AM 2012


Who's who in Tennessee theater? Sometimes, without a program in your hand, it's difficult to know who's playing whom-hence, our newest feature: Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot...featuring some of the Volunteer State's best-known-or soon-to-be-known all over the freakin' world-thespians. And have you ever wondered who  the amazing photographers are who make them look damn good? We're gonna tell ya...

Today's actor/subject/model is the lovely and talented Joy Tilley Perryman photographed by Roger Ashdown.

Joy will be performing her one-woman piece, Growing Up Baptist, Bookish and Busty, on May 11 as part of the Tennessee Women's Theater Project's Women's Work 2012 at the Z. Alexander Looby Theatre. She also will be appearing in Bird in Church for Rhubarb Theater Company.

Among her other credits:

Nelle Harper Lee, Thus Spoke the Mockingbird, Tennessee Women's Theater Project's Women's Work 2011

The Exonerated, Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Christ Church Cathedral

Signs of a New Day, Amun Ra Playhouse and Metro Parks Theater Department

My First Time, Actor's Bridge Ensemble

Twink Futrelle, Dearly Beloved, Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre



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Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: JOY TILLEY PERRYMAN

Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: JOY TILLEY PERRYMAN

Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: JOY TILLEY PERRYMAN

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Jeffrey Ellis Jeffrey Ellis is a Nashville-based writer, editor and critic, who's been covering the performing arts in Tennessee for more than 25 years. He is the recipient of the Tennessee Theatre Association's Distinguished Service Award for his coverage of theatre in the Volunteer State and was the founding editor/publisher of Stages, the Tennessee Onstage Monthly. He is a past fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and is the founder/executive producer of The First Night Honors - the history of which can be traced to 1989 and the first presentation of The First Night Awards - which honor outstanding theater artisans from Tennessee in recognition of their lifetime achievements and also includes The First Night Star Awards and the Most Promising Actors recognition. Midwinter's First Night honors outstanding productions and performances throughout the state. An accomplished director, Ellis helmed productions of La Cage Aux Folles, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and An American Daughter, all in their Nashville premieres, as well as award-winning productions of Damn Yankees, Company, Gypsy and The Rocky Horror Show. Ellis was recognized by The Tennessean as best director of a musical for both Company and Rocky Horror. In 2015, he directed William Inge's Picnic for Circle Players and Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years for VWA Theatricals, with The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest set for spring 2016.

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