Joanna Wire is a High School Language Arts Teacher. She received her Bachelors in English and Theatre from LaGrange College and earned a Masters in English Education at UGA. Joanna attended her first drama camp at 4 years of age. Since then, she has served as teaching assistant at various drama camps, enjoyed acting all through college, and now she’s “landed at Live Arts Theatre”. This is her third season here at Live Arts.
We at Live Arts Theatre are beyond the moon to have Joanna in Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows. She is consistently our “secret weapon” when it comes to comedy. Let’s get to know a little more about her:
Q: What is your role in the show Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows?
A: Everyone!! It’s a one-woman show “wink”
Q: Is this your first show at Live Arts, and what other shows have you done with us?
A: This is my eighth show with Live Arts. I started in ReEntry, have been in two Christmas shows, High School Confidential, The Spoon River Project, and Stealing Home. I was also in The Importance of Being Earnest: Flipped!
Q: What attracted you to audition for Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows?
A: Michael forced me.
Q: Name two FUNNY facts about you:
A: 1. I can beat the world record for tying a balloon animal behind my back. It’s true, I compared it to Guinness. 2. Second fun fact is I have absolutely no sense of humor.
Q: What is your dream comedic role?
A: Roz in Moon Over Buffalo!
Q: What comedic play would you most like to be in?
A: Moon Over Buffalo!
Q: What makes Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows different from other shows you have done?
A: Two things. One is the speed of the costume changes. Second is never having to fear that I’m going over the top. I think it’s the first pure farce I’ve ever been in.
Q: Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows is best described as a zany satirical show. What is the most zany performance you have ever done up to now?
A: Wanda’s Visit by Christopher Durang. It was a blast!
Q: What is your favorite TV Show?
A: Handmaids Tale.
Q: What is the worst TV show you have ever seen and why?
A: Ohh boy! Teletubbies because it provides children with unrealistic expectations of how they will interact with the sun.
Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows is showing ONE WEEKEND ONLY at the Belfry Playhouse, The venue is located at 3324 Medlock Bridge Road in Norcross (Live Arts Theatre’s home location). The show runs Friday, October 6th at 8 pm. Saturday, October 7 at 8 pm, and Sunday, Oct 8 at 2:30. Get your tickets now! The following weekend, Live Arts Theatre will be taking the production to the Community Theatre Festival in Carrollton on Oct. 14.