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Joyseekers Theatre believe great writing is at the heart of great theatre.  We bring professional productions of new international writing to NYC audiences, in addition to exploring new and rarely performed theatrical texts in reading and workshop events around the city.

Evan Griffiths

Evan is a Michigan native who moved to NYC in 2009 after graduating from Grand Valley State University. After studying theatre at Circle in the Square Theatre School, Evan joined Joyseekers and has been involved with the company since 2011. Theatre credits include The Lower Depths (with Joyseekers), Run, Love’s Labour’s Lost, As You Like It, The Land, Road, Big Love, The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull, and Cabaret. Evan has also appeared in the short film First Sisters, and music videos by Frightened Rabbit and Foxygen.


Leah Gabriel

Leah Gabriel is an actor and founding member of Joyseekers Theatre.  In 2006 she founded Lovely Night Productions in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia, producing and performing in the world premiere of Elizabeth Honey's Mr Bleak and the Etryop at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, followed by a regional tour.  Since moving to New York in 2008, Leah has worked Off-Broadway and regionally in addition to a variety of TV, film, commercial and voice-over work. She is a current member of Titan Theatre's Resident Acting Company, earning critical acclaim as Roderigo in their all-female Othello. Leah appeared as Natasha in Joyseeker's production of The Lower Depths and Anjali in The Good

Calo Mesa

Calo is a performer, writer, songwriter and activist. He was born and raised in Colombia and has been calling NYC home for almost a decade. He graduated from the musical theater program at Circle In The Square, the filmmaking program at The New York Film Academy and is currently studying creative writing at the New School.  He is one of the founding members of Joyseekers Theater and is always thrilled to work with all seekers of joy. He performs regularly with the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus. Calo is learning to cook in his quest for a better life and is married to the queen of corgis, Luna.

Gregory Isaac

Gregory Isaac has worked professionally in theatre for over 25 years in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York. He has worked both on-stage and off at many of the most celebrated theatres in the country including The Goodman, Steppenwolf, The Alliance, Chicago Shakespeare, Georgia Shakespeare Festival and is a former company member of The Vintage Theatre.

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