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Joël René Scoville

Joël René Scoville

Biography

Joël René Scoville is a writer, actress, and a very liberal Black Mormon (yes, really). Her performing career includes Mamma Mia!, Candide and Crumbs from the Table of Joy. As a librettist/lyricist, her work centers on stories and people that are often ignored. She is a 2020 recipient of the inaugural “Spark Grant” from Barrington Stage Company. This grant combined with the events surrounding the 2020 presidential election “sparked” her newest musical with award winning composer Diedre Murray, Tulsa! An American Musical about the 1921 race massacre. Other original musicals include, 2&1: A Harlem Musical with Loose Morals with composer Jenna Byrd, surrounding a queer love triangle and passing during the Harlem Renaissance. She has been a script doctor and consultant on many tv projects in development including the pilot, Nicki, Esq. for Nail-Biter Productions. An advocate for destigmatizing mental health in the Black community, she wrote and starred in her original web series, Crazy with a K! about her own mental health struggles. An upcoming project includes being a contributing writer on an original comic book series created by tv and film writer/producer Aron Eli Coleite for AfterShock Comics. She is a member of the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Librettist Workshop, The Dramatists Guild of America and Actors’ Equity Association. She loves Agatha Christie, Batman and thinks “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” really wasn’t that bad; much to the chagrin of her three grown sons and her husband, whom she recently remarried…for the third time. Yes, really.

 

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • TV/Film

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Seattle/Pacific NW

Interested in touring?

  • No

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Lyricist
  • Bookwriter/Librettist
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter

My Instruments

  • Voice

Affiliations

  • ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)
  • BMI
  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD
  • MAESTRA

Pronouns

  • She/Her