Biography

Joyner-Brenda

Brenda last appeared with Seattle Shakespeare Company earlier this season as Hero in Much Ado About Nothing. Other Seattle Shakespeare Company productions include The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, and three summers touring the parks with Wooden O. Seattle credits include: The Understudy (Seattle Public Theater); The Glass Menagerie (Seattle Repertory Theatre); Titus Andronicus (upstart crow collective); The Bells (Strawberry Theatre Workshop); On The Nature of Dust (New Century Theatre Company). She is a company member of New Century Theatre Company and can next be seen in their world-premiere production of Tails of Wasps by Stephanie Timm. Originally from Alaska, Brenda made Seattle her home after graduating from Western Washington University.

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Annie Lareau
Performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region

Shakespeare’s sparkling romantic comedy

Richard II

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Rosa Joshi

Shakespeare’s lyrical tale of an ill-suited king toppled from his throne.

Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare
Directed by George Mount

Shakespeare's vibrant comic celebration of romance will have you cheering when love eventually wins out.

The Taming of the Shrew

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Aimée Bruneau

Performed at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center

An indoor revival of our popular outdoor Wooden O trailer park “Shrew!”

The Winter’s Tale

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Mary Machala

Performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region

True love can work miracles and forgiveness can heal deep wounds.

Hamlet

By William Shakespeare
Directed by John Langs

Performed at the Center House Theatre at Seattle Center

Shakespeare's most complex and emotional drama

Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sheila Daniels

Performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region

With sparkling prose, "Much Ado About Nothing" illustrates the beauty and complexity of human relationships and will win your heart again and again.

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Stephanie Shine

Performed at the Center House Theatre at Seattle Center

A beguiling comedy of romantic adventures and misdirected love.

The cast of Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2013 production of "Much Ado About Nothing." Photo by John Ulman.Jennifer Lee Taylor as Beatrice and Matt Shimkus as Benedick with the cast of Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2013 production of "Much Ado About Nothing." Photo by John Ulman.Zandi Carlson as Ursula, Jennifer Lee Taylor as Beatrice, and Brenda Joyner as Hero in Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2013 production of "Much Ado About Nothing." Photo by John Ulman.The cast of Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2013 production of "Much Ado About Nothing." Photo by John Ulman.Brenda Joyner as Hero, Keith Dahlgren as Friar Francis, and Jay Myers as Claudio in Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2013 production of "Much Ado About Nothing." Photo by John Ulman.The cast of Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2013 production of "Much Ado About Nothing." Photo by John Ulman.The cast of Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2013 production of "Much Ado About Nothing." Photo by John Ulman.Heather Rash, Brenda Joyner, Amy Thone, and Kate Wisniewski in Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2010 Wooden O production of "The Comedy of Errors."Much Ado About Nothing (2013)Richard IIRichard IIRichard IISSC_WO_AYLI_2015-165SSC_WO_AYLI_2015-186SSC_WO_AYLI_2015-409SSC_WO_AYLI_2015-461SSC_WO_AYLI_2015-532SSC_WO_AYLI_2015-699