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Disney's The Little Mermaid: May 12-28, 2017

Meet the Players Guild Professional Staff

Joshua Erichsen

Joshua Erichsen, Producing Artistic Director

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Josh begins his eighteenth season with the Players Guild Theatre, and year nine as Artistic Director. Josh joined the organization in 1999 and has since had the pleasure of designing, producing, directing and contributing to countless productions. Prior to his appointment as Artistic Director, Josh served as the 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: Les Miserables, A Christmas Carol, The Full Monty, A Few Good Men, Annie, Ragtime, Beauty and the Beast, 1776, The Diary of Anne Frank 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


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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

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With a career in retail management, cosmetics, and make-up artistry, Tyra is thrilled to enter her third season with the Players Guild Theatre staff as guest services manager, volunteer coordinator, and box office manager. Her two lovely daughters attend the Arts Academy at Summit here in Canton city, where they are developing the same love for the arts and music that she and her husband of 19 years share.  With love for this city, community, and lifelong appreciation for the arts, Tyra couldn't be happier to share her life journey with the theatre.

Jonathan tisevich, resident Director

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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).