Joy Theatre Productions

Joy Theatre Productions

5.0 (2)
5 employees
18 years in business

About this pro

History of successful actors, producers, writers, film industry entrepreneurs and beyond that. We are part of the family and you were part of ours. Our job is to love you and make sure you are successful in all that you do.

For over 20 years students have returned to thank Joy Theatre or its directors and teachers for the love given in their professional life and/or their personal life.  Everyone is a star whether you want to act professionally or not.  

This style of teaching is based on the individual and where their needs need to be met.  It is grounded in comedy improvisation, Uta Hagen, Meisner, Shakespeare, and Years of experience on film sets, theatrical productions, on screen or behind the scenes, and tossed with a little bit of life coaching and human behavior.

Janiece Jary and Joy Theatre we're officially recognized at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival with the Teachers Making a Difference award and hired specifically for their comedy style in China In 2013. The IMDb list of accomplished working actors can be found on the website.

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Winnetka, CA 91306
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  • Camilla Kydland

    My two kids were shy and afraid to be on stage before Joy Theatre. Two years later, they literally had to be dragged of the stage. The improv experience they gained helped my son land a lead role in a TV show and has helped my daughter perform with confidence at music shows. They started when they were 5 and 7 and now have confidence to speak on stage in a way that I am still learning as an adult. Joy Theatre is amazing and our second home.

  • Anatoly vaisman

    Janiece is professional, patient and a very talented instructor/actor. Very easy to work with, and has a keen eye for talent and how to make someone a better performer. Highly recommend.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First I need the sides and info on the project and ask they are off book as much as possible so we can "play" more.  I also need to determine how seasoned of an actor they are.  If they are brand new, I'm very honest about the process and may need to coach in a different direction just so they're able to enter the room with confidence.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Besides a BS in RTVF and minor it Theatre, I have an extensive resume working behind an in front of the camera for over 27 years.  I studied at countless studios around Los Angeles and still continue to upgrade my craft.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$75/hour, $40 for half

How did you get started teaching?

I was working off my dues at a local improv theatre by offering to assist with the kids division.

What types of students have you worked with?

From China to Colorado, New York to Vancouver, I have been blessed to work with extraordinary talent and undiscovered gems. All my students are stars whether they achieve monetary success or fame on the screen or use what I teach to better their lives and careers.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Being recognized at Sundance film festival for my teaching was amazing; however, when I hear a student of mine gets an A on a creative writing assignment or a scholarship to a makes what I do just as exciting.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Do it for the love of it.  Give gifts.  Have 0 expectations.  If yo don't, you'll get in your own way.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Know you're able to honest with me because we need to be honest about how your characters are and how you can bring all of you to the table.

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