The Play’s the Thing -Focus on Lisa Joyce

by R.S. Stewart “I wear many hats,” says Lisa Joyce, Executive Director of Pentacle Theatre, characterizing her job as the “voice of the theatre.” Selling tickets while the front office attendant is on a coffee break and answering the phone after business hours in the Pentacle Box Office on Liberty Street are only two jobs that fall outside her official position. An executive director primarily focuses on fundraising; writing grants, policies, and newsletters. Lisa also manages the theatre’s property in the West Salem hills, supports the Board in its many decisions, and creates marketing campaigns. She emphasizes her job...

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