Joy L. Bryant » BIPOC Artist Directory (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill)

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Joy L. Bryant


Community Theatre

  • Bourbon at The Border (NRACT, Rosa St. John)
  • Caroline, or Change (Justice Theatre Project-JTP, The Moon – soloist)
  • A Need Fulfilled (NCCU Department of Theatre, Gladys)
  • The Member of The Wedding (Star Pocket Theatre, Berenice Sadie Brown)
  • Finding Patience (Town of Holly Springs, Ernestine, church soloist)
  • Insomnia (Burning Coal Theatre/Koffee Dance Co., Lady Laura)
  • Escape to Freedom (MOJOAA Performing Arts; NC slaves, Georgia Anna/Nan)
  • The Color Purple (JTP; Daisy, “Hell, No” sister, ensemble)
  • Black Nativity (JTP; soloist, ensemble)

NC Department of Parks and Recreation and MOJOAA; Slave exhibit at Mordecai Park Museum; NC slave, Plaz Williams

Vocal performances

  • The Democratic National Convention Faith Celebration (Charlotte, NC)
  • John Hope Franklin Historic Celebration (Duke University)
  • NC Congressional Black Caucus banquet (Raleigh, NC

Charity Concerts

  • Davie Street Presbyterian Church, Muzique and Cultural Rhythms
  • The George A. Coburn, Jr. Foundation, Christmas Classique
  • Strengthening The Black Family, Inc., Visions and Vocalise

Miscellaneous:  weddings, funerals, banquets, church programs

UNC (Chapel Hill), Meredith College (Raleigh, NC), NCCU (Durham, NC)

Classical, Traditional Negro Spirituals, Broadway

Actor’s Training Ground: Master Techniques:  Character Development, Improv

National Association of University Women (Raleigh Branch)

· Woman of The Year (2017)

Contributions addressing healthcare disparities in the black community

Davie Street Presbyterian Church, USA

· Award for successful charity benefit concert (2005)

Muzique, featured soprano

The Pan-Hellenic Greek Council (Raleigh/Wake)

· The Gus Witherspoon Community Arts Award (2003)

Contributions enriching the community with the arts

The George A. Coburn, Jr. Foundation

· Award for successful charity concert, (2002)

Christmas Classique, featured soprano

Miss America Program

· Miss Langley Park, Maryland (1990