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Represented by:

Bella Agency LLC (NY) (212) 965-9200 Commercial, Print

Buchwald - On-Camera Commercials (NY) (212) 867-1070 Commercial, Print

Multi-Ethnic Talent (NY) (917) 689-8459 Commercial, Modeling, Print

Talent Express (NY) (718) 278-8888


Local hire

Fully vaccinated & boosted

Valid passport

Off Broadway

Echoes of Ebola

Joy (lead)

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Night of the Neutron Dance

Sky (lead)

Hudson Guild Theatre

On the Rocks

Mother (lead)

Strawberry Theatre Festival



Theater for the New City

Blood Boundary (winner, Native American New Play Fest.)

Aunt Jane

Dir. Tony White

Scenes of a Sexual Nature


Clemente Velez Cultural Center

The Hot L Baltimore

Mrs. Oxenham

Dir. Peter Jensen

Being Flynn: A Tableau Vivante

Iris Apfel persona

Spring Street Social Society

Champagne Lady


Midtown International Theatre

Wedding Singer: The Musical


Porch Light Theatre

How I Learned to Drive

Grandma • Teenager

Tongue in Cheek Productions

So Fast It Goes

Older woman at bus stop (lead)

Hudson Guild Theatre

Hemingway at the Larchmont (winner, Best of Fest)

Famous Dead Writer

Players Theatre

Our Town

Professor Willard

Tongue in Cheek Productions

Regional Theatre

Lost & Found in the Mission (winner, Best of SF Fringe)

Scientist (lead & narrator)

Boathouse Productions

Company (also played piano, percussion)


Royal Underground Theatre Co.

Songs for a New World

Multiple roles

American Conservatory Theatre


Wall Street Barbie


Dir. Justin Thomas

Vicious (screened at LA Film Festival)


Dir. Amy Schilling

American Spanish


Dir. Vong Lee

My Father the Monster

Strong supporting

Dir. Matt Newton

Shipping & Handling

Strong supporting

Dir. Sam Hancock

A Good Deed

Strong supporting

Dir. Vong Lee

Gravidity (horror)


Marble Castle Entertainment





The Greek Honey Show (pilot)


Dir. Victoria Perivolaris

Training & Education

American Conservatory Theatre

Professional program


American Conservatory Theatre

Musical theatre and vocal training

Ava Victoria, Frances Devlin

Alan Arkin

Improv and scene study

Multiple weeklong workshops

T. Schreiber Studio

Stage and on-camera


B.A., Languages & Literature

North Dakota State University

Graduate studies, Linguistics, focus on phonetics

Southern Illinois University

M.A., Linguistics, focus on phonetics

Florida Atlantic University

Before moving to Manhattan in 2009, Joan lived in several major cities, including Miami and San Francisco. In college, Joan studied languages and literature, and in graduate school, she studied linguistics, ultimately becoming a book editor. When she began freelancing as an editor full time, she was able to bring acting — her first love — back into her life. In her personal life, Joan is a space geek, going to star-gazing events and astrophysics lectures.

Physical Characteristics / Measurements

Height: 5'4"

Weight: 115 lbs

Eyes: Hazel

Hair Color: White

Hair Length: Shoulder Length


Herding Cattle, Pilates, Teleprompter, Timpani, Aerobics, Cycling, Equestrian - Western, Ice Skating, Roller Skating, Snorkeling, Swimming - ability - general, Weight Lifting, Improvisation, Licensed Driver, Percussion, Singer, Vocal Range: Alto, Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano, American - Minnesota Accent, American - New York Accent, American - Southern Accent, American - Texan Accent, British - BBC English Accent, Canadian Accent, Greek Accent, Norwegian Accent, Puerto Rican Accent, Scandinavian Accent, Spanish Accent, Fluent Spanish