Joni Rudesill relocated to California's sunnier shores after a long tenure in New York theatre, which included working with Equity Library Theatre, The Ballet Hispanico (with the great Geoffrey Holder), innumerable Off and Off/Off Broadway theatres, and stints in two theatre companies, Shalom Yiddish Theater and The American Line (founding member).

Joni has created the Wig & Hair Designs for the Open Fist theatre productions of Lydie Breeze and Speaking in Tongues as well as Colony productions of Dames at Sea, Celadine, No Way to Treat a Lady, Candida, The Immigrant, Stage StruckThe Grand Tour, Gunmetal Blues, The Drawer Boy, Around the World in 80 Days, The Ladies of the Camellias, Accomplice and both Hair & Make-up Design on Clutter: The True Story of the Collyer Brothers Who Never Threw Anything Out (for which she received a Garland Award) for The Colony and James Maitland Stewart at Theatre West.

Joni also created the Make-up Design for the Colony's production of Sherlock's Last Case.

April, 2012