Joni Lorraine

Joni Lorraine Joni joins BroadwayWorld after over twenty-five years of involvement in the Central Texas theatre scene. Most recently, she has worked as a company member and educator for Pollyanna Children's Theatre. She is a B Iden Payne nominated director whose acting and directing work has been seen in Austin with her own theatre company NxNW Theatre Company, Austin Children's Theatre, The Sam Bass Theatre in Round Rock, The Georgetown Palace, and The Temple Civic Theatre. Joni's diverse directing portfolio includes You Can't Take It With You, Steel Magnolias,The Marriage of Figaro, and the award winning I Love You, You're Perfect Now Change. As an actor, Joni has been seen in dozens of productions including Arcadia, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Man Who Came To Dinner, The Taming of The Shrew, and Hay Fever. Joni is also a trainer, lay chaplain and professional photographer,who recently published her first book entitled A Poet Danced Here, in partnership with her poet wife Tammy.


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BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Dazzles at Bass Concert HallBWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Dazzles at Bass Concert Hall
Posted: Oct. 11, 2019


BWW Review:  King Productions Gives Voice to THE FACE OF EMMETT TILLBWW Review: King Productions Gives Voice to THE FACE OF EMMETT TILL
Posted: Mar. 5, 2019


BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TEXARTSBWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TEXARTS
Posted: Oct. 16, 2019


BWW Review: RED, WHITE, AND TUNA Delights At The Georgetown PalaceBWW Review: RED, WHITE, AND TUNA Delights At The Georgetown Palace
Posted: Oct. 3, 2019


BWW Review - ZACH's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Cures The Scrooge in All of UsBWW Review - ZACH's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Cures The Scrooge in All of Us
Posted: Nov. 29, 2018


BWW Review: Shrewd Productions LADY MACBETH AND HER PAL MEGAN Charms and DelightsBWW Review: Shrewd Productions LADY MACBETH AND HER PAL MEGAN Charms and Delights
Posted: Jun. 27, 2019


BWW Review: Austin Opera's SILENT NIGHT A Hard Look at The Unchanged Reality of WarBWW Review: Austin Opera's SILENT NIGHT A Hard Look at The Unchanged Reality of War
Posted: Jan. 30, 2019


BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TEXARTS
October 16, 2019

Based on the 1960 movie directed by Roger Corman, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by writer Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken, is the marriage of a 60's love story and the apocalyptic sci-fi films of the era set to music.

BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Dazzles at Bass Concert Hall
October 11, 2019

50TH anniversary JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR dazzles at Bass Concert Hall

BWW Review: RED, WHITE, AND TUNA Delights At The Georgetown Palace
October 3, 2019

A delightful start to the Georgetown Palace's 2019-2020 season.

BWW Review: Archive Theatre's CYRANO DE BERGERAC Delivers Epic Experience
September 5, 2019

Archive Theatre's CYRANO DE BERGERAC Delivers Epic Experience

BWW Review: Shrewd Productions LADY MACBETH AND HER PAL MEGAN Charms and Delights
June 27, 2019

It's a funny and satisfying evening worth of validation for women and those who love them.

BWW Review: Treehouse Players THIS IS OUR YOUTH is Totally Rad
June 13, 2019

Go see THIS IS OUR YOUTH. Don't miss some great theatre by one of our newest companies!

BWW Review: ZACH's THE BALLAD OF KLOOK AND VINETTE Sings with Charm and Shine
May 2, 2019

In the bittersweet end, Klook and Vinette are loving, lovable and loved.

BWW Review: Rude Mechanicals NOT EVERY MOUNTAIN Mesmerizes
April 25, 2019

Rude Mechanicals Co-Artistic Producers Thomas Graves and Kirk Lynn created NOT EVERY MOUNTAIN as a part of a project the theatre company is working on called Perverse Results (a name derived from a corollary of Murphy's Law.) Through the unique, collaborative method the Rudes use to create a project, Graves brought the idea to Lynn in a desire to portray appreciation for the natural world in a dance piece that involved geometric shapes. Lynn had been working on a writing prompt every morning over the years that began with, 'Not Every Mountain...'. The result was first performed here in Austin, and the Rudes were given a residency for the piece at The Guthrie Theatre, and again at Theatre Nanterre-Amandiers and Pivot Arts Festival Incubator Arts Program.

BWW Review: King Productions Gives Voice to THE FACE OF EMMETT TILL
March 5, 2019

King Productions' THE FACE OF EMMETT TILL deserves witness for bringing the painful truth of this story to light every night.

BWW Review: Austin Opera's SILENT NIGHT A Hard Look at The Unchanged Reality of War
January 30, 2019

Austin Opera's SILENT NIGHT A Hard Look at The Unchanged Reality of War

BWW Review - ZACH's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Cures The Scrooge in All of Us
November 29, 2018

Over 100 new people move to Austin every day. And before you wonder why I've started a theatre review with that statistic, it means 36,500 new Austinites have not seen ZACH's A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This perennial favorite, running at ZACH every Christmas season for the last three million years (Okay, really, what is it now, four years?) adds much merriment to the Austin holiday season, and Austin theatre in general. It showcases the best of our community, and is top notch entertainment for those looking to bask in the joy of the holiday season. It's a perfect show to share with the family in town for the holiday - and a great representation of Austin's talent for the newcomer.

BWW Review: Theatre en Bloc's UNTIL THE FLOOD: A rich and intense 90 minutes of what theatre does best.
November 9, 2018

UNTIL THE FLOOD is a rich and intense 90 minutes of what theatre does best.

BWW Review: Texarts + THE UNEXPECTED GUEST = Good Theatre
October 25, 2018

The weather and season are perfect for an evening or afternoon cooped up with a bunch of murder suspects in an English manor.  You won't be disappointed in THE UNEXPECTED GUEST.

BWW Review: Theatre Synesthesia's THE FAULT is a shining little light in the miserable midst of poverty and addiction.
October 17, 2018

Theatre Synesthesia's THE FAULT is a shining little light in the miserable midst of poverty and addiction.

BWW Review: There's Much To Learn from Shrewd Productions THE MADRES
September 6, 2018

 It is a perfect time in our own country's history to learn from the courageous and resilient MADRES.

BWW Review: Last Act Theatre Challenges Our Assumptions with A REAL BOY
August 15, 2018

A REAL BOY gives us a chance to challenge our assumptions, and that's always a good thing.

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Shines as Classic, Bright and Nostalgic Entertainment.
June 3, 2018


BWW Review: Jarrott Productions' SEMINAR Makes All the Write Moves
May 17, 2018

This is a show executed by each practitioner in such a professional fashion it's definitely worth its brisk, entertaining 90 minutes.

BWW Review: Theatre en Bloc's CRY IT OUT - A Superb Look at Motherhood
May 10, 2018

CRY IT OUT is a superior production - well worth the 90 minutes spent in the theatre. Theatre en Bloc's generous, pay it forward ticketing model should eliminate any financial excuse one might have to missing such a worthwhile show. Catch it while you can.

BWW Review: Capital T's I AND YOU Waxes Poetic
April 10, 2018

King and Benefield are promising young actors and Alexander holds promise as one of Austin's new directors.



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