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Memphis: August 11 - September 12, 2017

Meet the Players Guild Professional Staff

Joshua Erichsen
 

Joshua Erichsen, Producing Artistic Director

Email Josh (jerichsen@playersguildtheatre.com)

Josh is celebrating his first decade as Producing Artistic Director of this world-class organization, and in total his nineteenth season with the PGT!  Josh first joined the organization in 1999 as an assistant to the late Richard Boczek and Bil Pfuderer. During his tenure, he has had the pleasure of producing, directing, designing and contributing to countless productions. Prior to his appointment as Producing Artistic Director, Josh served as Production Designer, overseeing the artistic integrity of all production elements, and designing sets and costumes for both Mainstage and Downstage productions. Favorite design credits include, Players Guild: Assassins, Cabaret, Les Miserables, A Christmas Carol, The Full Monty, A Few Good Men, Ragtime, Beauty and the Beast, 1776, and Jekyll and Hyde. Additionally, Josh is proud of his association as a designer with Ohio Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, and The Tempest. Other credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Magical Theatre Company), Joseph...Dreamcoat (National Tour), and acting as producer for An Evening with George Takei starring Mr. George Takei. Josh is a graduate of the Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance, and is the recipient of the 2007 Spotlight Award from AACT for outstanding contributions to theatre.

     
Beth Knox
 

Beth Knox, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Email Beth (bknox@playersguildtheatre.com)

Beth is in her fifth season at the Players Guild Theatre. She earned her degree in Business Management and Marketing from the Ohio State University. Beth spent the majority of her career in the cosmetic and fashion industry in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York for brands including Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, and Yves Saint Laurent. Her background also includes event planning, fundraising, and grant writing. Beth is thrilled to be part of the Players Guild staff and is looking forward to an incredible season with all of the new and exciting opportunities for the theatre and its members.

     
 

TYRA GRISAK, guest services MANAGER

Email Tyra (tgrisak@playersguildtheatre.com)

Tyra is absolutely thrilled to be a part of this exciting season!  This is Tyra's fourth season with the Players Guild Theatre.  With a career in the Cosmetics Industry as a special event manager, make-up artist, and account coordinator, Tyra couldn't be prouder to be a part of the Players Guild Theatre staff as Guest Services Manager. The arts and dance have always been a passion of hers, and it is her sincere pleasure getting to know the numerous talented performers in our community, and the incredible Volunteers that give a hand towards the theatre's success.

 

     
 

Jonathan tisevich, resident Director

Email Jon (jtisevich@playersguildtheatre.com)

Jon is humbled and honored to rejoin the incredibly talented Players Guild team.  Jon began volunteering at the Players Guild Theatre in 1998, with a production of A Christmas Carol, where his passion for theatre took root. In the last 20 years, he has had the privilege of performing and directing all across North America before returning to his hometown of Canton, OH.  Favorite directing credits include Les Misérables, Ragtime, Cat on a Hat Tin Roof, Rent, To Kill A Mockingbird, Aida, Last 5 Years, Fiddler on the Roof, The Full Monty, Oliver, Sweeney Todd, and most recently Assassins.  Notable performing credits; National Tours: Rent (Roger), Titanic (Barrett), Miss Saigon (John U/S), The Full Monty (Jerry U/S). Regional: Joseph…Dreamcoat (Pharaoh), Rocky Horror (Frank), Ragtime (Tateh), and Les Misérables (Valjean).

   
 

micah harvey, scene shop manager/master carpenter

Email Micah (mharvey@playersguildtheatre.com)

Micah is proud to be entering into his fourth season of involvement at the Players Guild. After studying at Otterbein University for a BFA in Theater Design and Technology, he learned a variety of trades while working at: ZFX Flying Effects, the Mansfield Reformatory Haunted House, and Ohio Light Opera. He is proud of his construction last season, particularly on Sister Act, Cabaret, and The Little Mermaid. He has held practically every position in theater and even enjoys finding himself onstage from time to time. Favorite performing credits include; Shrek (Shrek), Sweeney Todd (Sweeney), Les Miserables (Thenardeir), Assassins (Proprietor), and A Christmas Carol (Christmas Present).