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Ella will appear in upcoming NINA SIMONE film in 2013 directed by Cynthia Mort..

photo by Dan Martin


Ella Joyce as Sarah in

Tyler Perry's TEMPTATION

  

TYLER PERRY'S TEMPTATION

in THEATRES  March 2013 ----- Now on DVD !

     photo: Dan Martin

SEE PREVIEW TRAILOR:

http://cdn.republicproject.com/user/863/deploy/embed/300x250.html?cache=1362699441

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/tyler-perrys-temptation/trailers/tyler-perrys-temptation-trailer-1-173017224.html

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 Ella is Gladys in:

"BELLE's"

Ella Joyce is Gladys

Belle's

The Beautiful and Talented  Ella Joyce as Gladys 

http://tvone.tv/shows/belles/inside-the-show/ella-joyce.html

 

     

Ella Joyce     http://tvone.tv/shows/belles/inside-the-show/ella-joyce.html

 

 

BELLE'S cast on TVOne

http://tvone.tv/shows/belles/inside-the-show.html 

(click link to see video)

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ELLA

is  SARAH IN

TYLER PERRY'S "TEMPTATION: 

CONFESSIONS OF MARRIAGE COUNSELOR"

at Atlanta screening photo by Dan Martin

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/tyler-perrys-temptation/trailers/tyler-perrys-temptation-trailer-1-173017224.html

look for DVD Release of Tyler Perry's TEMPTATION 

July 16, 2013.

 

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In the Movies...

Ella appears in

"CALIFORNIA SOLO" 

at Nuart Theater (Santa Monica) 

 

Ella appears as Officer Carol Brody

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http://www.hopelesslyinjune.com/imagegallery.html 

Ella plays Mrs. Meyers  in "HOPELESSLY IN JUNE"

HOPELESSLY IN JUNE

www.hopelesslyinjune.com

In the Pan African Film Festival- Feb 2012.
ELLA at "Hopelessly In June" Hollywood premiere. June 6, 2011 @ Sunset 5.

http://www.hopelesslyinjune.com/imagegallery.html

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Warner Bros film  

PREACHER'S KID

Ella Joyce is "Sister Watkins" 

 

 

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MORE Movies & Film 
 
hilarious CAMEO as "Earlene" in
 
"OUR FAMILY WEDDING" .

 

 

Other films on DVD --  "Uncle P"  (the kiddies' favorite) 

 

"Bubba Ho-Tep" (Ella plays "The Nurse")

see video clip at: http://www.msthingproductions.com/reel.php

"Who Made The Potatoe Salad" (underground cult favorite)

"Dead Of Winter" (aired on Chiller Network, now on DVD and Hulu)

 

 

"Hopelessly In June"  (won Lou Abbot Award, NJ Film Festival)

www.hopelesslyinjune.com

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 "A ROSE AMONG THORNS"

 A TRIBUTE TO ROSA PARKS  

 a One Woman Play

Created, Written & Performed by 

Ella Joyce  

For updates, CLICK "TOURS" or 'CALENDAR" at this website -  http://www.aRoseAmongThorns.com
Review - "A Rose Among Thorns" 

Mother's Day- Live Performance Sunday, May 10, 2008 presented by

The Houston Ensemble Theatre (click below):

Rosa Parks Comes Alive in Houston with

Ella Joyce's A Rose Among Thorns ...

By Nicole Zaza Envy Magazine - http://envymags.com

or click here:  http://www.msthingproductions.com/rose-press.htm

Ella Joyce's  acclaimed one-woman play

"A ROSE AMONG THORNS" 

was presented by the 

Rosa Parks Museum with Troy University  

on the beautiful and  prestigious  Alabama Shakespeare Festival Stage (ASF) 

in honor of Mrs. Parks' 95th birthday on Feb. 4th, 2008. 

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Nominated by NAACP !! (Los Angeles-Hollywood Branch) 

 

Over 70 Performances delivered since Feb. 4, 2007 !

This play has Traveled to over 28 cities...

 

 ...thoroughly fantastic, energetic and powerful. 

It is like sitting and watching Rosa Parks..." 

      --Vice Mayor Carlton B. Moore, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

"Joyce Channels Rosa Parks..."  The Chronicle, Winston-Salem NBTF 

 

 " 'A Rose Among Thorns'  is a well-crafted play on Rosa Parks".

        --Jack Zink, South Florida Sun-Sentinel (1/23/08)

 

EDUCATING USING THE ARTS! 
 
Ella Joyce Doesn't play Rosa Parks--she channels her in

 

"A Rose Among Thorns"...  JEBA
 
"Educating using the Arts"
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More REVIEWS :

"...It becomes hard to remember that it is Joyce, not Parks,

who is holding court, educating and entertaining the audience".

           --WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

"Ella Joyce is spellbinding." -Ed Bumgardner, Winston-Salem Journal

 "...Joyce transformed herself completely...."  

           --Mary E. Montoro, Los Angeles Sentinel

 

"refreshingly intimate. ...Ella Joyce's writing deeply echoed

the love for Rosa Parks..."                                                       

           --Nicole Zaza, Houston Arts

 

A Big  THANK YOU ! 

to all  Presenters & Sponsors  of    

"A Rose Among Thorns"   

        WHERE THIS SHOW BEEN:               

RACCA's Seaport Salon-Richard Allen Center, Shirley Radcliffe, Imani - New York City  first public Reading 

Lucy Florence Cultural Center, Solo Sundays - Los Angeles, CA  Previews 

The Black Academy of Arts & Letters (TBAAL) - Mr. Curtis King - Dallas, TX - "world premiere" ! 

Black Spectrums Theater - Mr. Carl Clay - Jamaica Queens, New York    

Raytheon Aerospace CorporationEl Segundo, CA    

Black Student Union of CaliforniaBurbank, CA      

Stage 52 PlayhouseLos Angeles - (nominated by  NAACP- Hollywood Branch) 

Transforming Life Ministries - JB Productions - Saginaw, Michigan        

NATIONAL BLACK THEATER FESTIVAL - Winston-Salem, NC         

Communities In School (CIS) - Detroit, MI    

OMEGA PSI PHI Fraternity-Zeta Rho Chapter -Nate Holden Theater - Los Angeles, CA

THANK YOU ROSA PARKS-- Dorthula Green -New Haven, CT                        

The Shadow Theatre Company  at The Newman Center-- Jeffrey Nickelson - Denver, CO   

St. Paul AME Church - JEBA -- Coconut Grove, FL                                   

Parkway Middle School for Performing Arts--JEBA - Ft. Lauderdale, FL         

Concerned African Women - JEBA-- Miami Gardens, FL      

Lou Rawls Center-Florida Memorial University - JEBA - Miami Gardens, FL  

JEBA - Ed Haynes & Julia Brown Miami, FL  (Awarded by  Concerned African Women .

OMEGA PSI PHI Fraternity - LA Southwest College - Los Angeles, CA                

The ROSA PARKS Museum, Troy University (ASF Stage) - Montgomery, AL  

Georgette Norman - Rosa Parks Library & Museum - Montgomery, AL    

Don Williams - Rainbow Theater - Univ. of California Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA        

Woodie King, Jr. - Harlem School of the Arts - Harlem, NYC       

National Black Touring Circuit in assoc. with Castillo Theatre - Harlem, NY      

Laces (Los Angeles School for Enriched Studies)- Black Parent Assoc. - Los Angeles, CA

BeeBe Smith Johnson & Sharmaine Grier - Los Angeles, CA   

Terrence Ivory-Ivory Arts -- Mt. Calvary Baptist Church - Fairfield, CA        

Rust College -- Prof. John House & Patricia Pegues - Holly Springs, MS      

Saginaw High School-Transforming Life Ministries Church -Saginaw, MI   

Urban Theatre Festival 2008 - JEBA -- Miami, FL                      

Alabama State Council On The Arts -- Barbara Edwards/Yvette Daniel - Montgomery, AL

Camden Middle School/Paramount Jr. H.S./Lowndes County Middle School - ALABAMA   

CA Chapter Stillman College Alumni/Lula Golden-Lacy--Fairfax H.S. - Los Angeles, CA 

October Gallery/23rd Philadelphia International Art Expo -Mercer Redcross - Philadelphia, PA

Dorthula Green, Thank You Rosa Parks/Hill Regional Career H.S. Auditorium-New Haven,CT  

Cox Communications-TVOne-Fairfax County Government-Nelfred Blanding Fairfax, VA       

Tabia African American Theatre Ensemble/Mexican Heritage Theatre-Viere Whye San Jose,CA 

The Houston Ensemble Theatre at The Wortham  (Cullen Auditorium) - Eileen Morris  Houston, TX

TCA TRavel Club - Greg Tarver Lansing, MI

A Circle Of 12 - The Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, Dr. Jan Berlin  Hollywood, CA

The Billie Holiday Theatre Ensemble Theatre-Marjorie Moon - Brooklyn, New York

The Jamaica Branch NAACP--Black Spectrum Theatre - Carl Clay Jamaica Queens, NY  

Yale African American Affinity Group-TYRP-Dottie Green -Debbie Pierce New Haven, CT

Delta Sigma Theta Grand Rapids Alumumae, Rosa Parks Sculptor Project  Grand Rapids, MI

Muslim Journal, Galt Hotel - Louisville, KY   

JUDGE MABLEAN EPHRIAM FOUNDATION - West Angeles Christian Church - Los Angeles

Stage Aurora -Black Arts Festival - Jacksonville, Florida

United Methodist Church - Washington, DC

Renaissance High School - Liberty Temple Baptist Church - Detroit, MI 

 

 

more Reviews FOR "A ROSE AMONG THORNS":

   (for full reviews click-- http://www.ellajoyce.com/rose-press.html

 "In missing this incredible performance, you will be cheating yourself and

the younger generation in knowing the real history."

           --Mary Montoro, Los Angeles Sentinel

 "Ella Joyce electrified some 250 people at the Wexler-Grant School....

...you-could-drop-a-pin silence from adults and kids alike

as they saw Rosa Parks come to life".   

       --Allan Appel, New Haven Independent

'A Rose Among Thorns'  is a well-crafted play.  

 ...classy ... warm, engaging performance.  ...There is no doubt that theaters are

 where Joyce's  "A Rose Among Thorns" ultimately belongs.   

      -- Jack Zink, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

 "...mesmerizing....   Ella Joyce became Rosa Parks."   

       -- Ed Haynes, Publisher, Urban Theatre and Entertainment Magazine  

"Ella Joyce is spellbinding."  

 --Ed Bumgardner, WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL, NBTF

"Ella Joyce is mesmerizing as Parks." 

          --Susan Gilmor, WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL, NBTF

"Ella Joyce's writing deeply echoed the love for Rosa Parks.."  

           -Nicole Zaza, Houston Arts

 

"Bravo to Ella Joyce's writing and acting.  Everything works well together to make it an on the edge seat experience and one you want to sketch in your mind forever." 

--Julia E. Brown, Editor-In-Chief, Urban Theatre and Entertainment Magazine

 

"...magnificent job.  I urge every community, religious and

educational organization to bring this play to their community."   

         --LaShonda Green, Muslim Journal

 

Nominated by NAACP

&

AWARDED by Concerned African Women (CAW) Miami, FL

     

Received: 

Actor of the Year Award

from the Houston Ensemble Theatre.

 

See A Rose Among Thorns --YouTube clip (only 6 minutes):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAAAPsXvpkA

 

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Other Archived  Theatrical  News:

 

Ella's enjoyed brief  appearances in other plays like

 Eve Ensler's  THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES 

 

The Vagina Monologues" on Tom Joyner's Fantastic Voyage Cruise Sunday, May 18th,

Ella Joyce performed in the Arcadia Theater on the Royal Carribean International Cruise as part of the official opening night of entertainment on the annual

Tom Joyner's Fantastic Voyage Cruise.

 


 

Ella Joyce was awarded
the prestigious
Beinecke Fellowship at
Yale School of Drama
 
REPRESENTATION:
The GAGE Group, Arthur Toretsky, Agent
LANDMARK ARTISTS MANAGEMENT, Helen Sugland, Manager
(818) 848.9800
 
 

 

 

More Theatrical News:

 

  

Ella Joyce

winner of the Jefferson Award &

The Black Theater Alliance Award

for juicy portrayal of ' Lily Ann Green' in

Lynn Nottage's "CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY"  

at downtown Chicago's  GOODMAN THEATRE

 

Ella Joyce   ... winner of Chicago's

 

JEFFERSON AWARD 

and

The Black Theatre Alliance Award  (BTAA)

for the role of --Lily Ann Green 

at The Goodman Theatre  in


"CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY"

             by Lynn Nottage, Directed by Chuck Smith

 

great Reviews:

"Crumbs From The Table Of Joy":

 "...If she can't make you laugh, you aren't breathing. 

It's hard to imagine anyone else taking over this role,

JOYCE so fully inhabits it."

--Rick Reed, Windy City Times, Chicago

 

"JOYCE sinks her teeth into this juicy role,

then tears it wide open".

--Time Out Chicago

 

"JOYCE is a whirlwind -- ferocious,  funny, tender and defiant. 

She is an enticing ingredient in a truly satisfying feast."

--Barbara Vitello, Daily Herald

 

"JOYCE also invests her characters with enough humanity to

make her scenes of sadness heart-rending."

--Jenn W. Goddu, Chicago Free Press

 

"ELLA JOYCE... is worth the price of admission".

--Al Bresloff

 

"...so rich with humor, insight and subtlety... her performance is

like a winning lottery ticket for everyone in the audience."

--Venus Zarris, Gay Chicago Magazine

 

"...mesmerizing... sexy temptress who is so charasmatic that

you're riveted to her every move."

--Betty Mohr, Theater critic, Daily Southtown

Reviews for "Crumbs From the Table of Joy" by Lynne Nottage

 

www.goodmantheatre.org  and  www.jeffawards.org.

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"BOSSA NOVA" at the Yale Rep by Kirsten Greenidge --New Haven, CT Read REVIEW:
http://www.examiner.com/arts-in-hartford/bossa-nova-adds-new-rhythms-to-self-discovery-tale-review

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Private Acting Lessons/Mentoring available for those who qualify, and based upon Ms. Joyce's schedule.  Call Landmark Artists Management, if interested.

 

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Read Review for the movie -

"A Simple Promise"  

-available on DVD:   http://filmcriticsunited.com/asimplepromise.html

 

 

 

view A Rose Among Thorns clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAAAPsXvpkA

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"SALVATION"-- a short film on Langston Hughes... featuring Ella Joyce, Lou Beatty, Jr., Gary Gray, directed by Bruce Schwartz.

http://www.fmgondemand.com/play/H7NYQW

 

 

 

 

Click this link to see and enjoy

The BEST OF ELLA JOYCE ON 'ROC'

http://www.msthingproductions.com/roc.php

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 LIVE INTERVIEW --Pepper Jay on ActorsE Chat Show: http://bit.ly/fqimjd

 

See The Best of Ella Joyce on Roc - http://www.msthingproductions.com/roc.php

 

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http://www.facebook.com/ella.joyce2

 

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www.linkedin.com/in/ellajoyce

 

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