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. Her original musical, 2&1: A Harlem Musical with Loose Morals with composer Jenna Byrd, a tale about girl meets girl meets boy and passing during the Harlem Renaissance, had a reading at UNTITLED Musical Project and is a 2023 Eugene O’Neill Finalist and a 2022 Relentless Musical Award Honorable Mention. Her musical FlopHouse addressing the homeless crisis with Justin Anthony Long and composer, Joanna Burns was a 2023 Rhinebeck Finalist. She is also working on an original musical about the 1921 race massacre where she will do book, music and lyrics. 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. She is a contributing writer on an upcoming 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 Workshop, The Dramatists Guild of America, Actors’ Equity Association and is a founding member of UNTITLED Musical Project. 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.