JOY BRUNSONJOY BRUNSON (Ann Madison, What I Learned in Paris) is doubly excited to be making her debut with The Colony Theatre and starring in her second Pearl Cleage play. She is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta and is a proud native Texan.

Some of her favorite Atlanta and Houston Regional theatre credits include Flyin West (Theatre in the Square), Macbeth (Georgia Shakespeare Festival), and Race (Ensemble Theatre Houston).

Favorite TV credits include Masters of Sex, Drop Dead Diva, and Army Wives. Favorite Film credits include October Baby, First Sunday, and +1.

As a proud member of the Actors Equity Association, Joy is currently completing the sixth (and hopefully final) draft of her 1st one-woman show, entitled Inner Joy....and the womyn who live in my head.

When not in the Theatre you can typically catch Joy on the greens perfecting her golf handicap. She is grateful to her dad who instilled his love for golf in her at an early age. As such she has founded the non-profit organization "Tee 2 Tea," a mentorship program for minority girls ages 8 – 18. "Tee 2 Tea" uses the game of golf and mentors to improve self-esteem and provide awareness that success is achievable. Thanks Mom and Dad for always pushing me toward my dreams, my Spelman family for giving me a soft place to land, and everyone that has encouraged me throughout this quarter-century journey. Ashe.

September, 2014