Meet the Players Guild Professional Staff

Joshua Erichsen

Joshua Erichsen, Producing Artistic Director

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Josh is launching into his twelfth season as Producing Artistic Director, and is celebrating two decades with this world-class organization!  Josh first joined the PGT in 1999 as an assistant to the late Richard Boczek and Bil Pfuderer. During his tenure, he has had the pleasure of producing, directing, designing and contributing to countless productions. Prior to his appointment as Producing Artistic Director, Josh served as Production Designer, overseeing the artistic integrity of all production elements, and designing sets and costumes for both Mainstage and Downstage productions. His list of design credits continues to grow and includes, Players Guild: Titanic, Next To Normal, Jesus Christ Superstar, Memphis, Ragtime ('08 and '18), Hunchback..., Assassins, Cabaret, Les Miserables, A Christmas Carol, The Full Monty ('10 and '18), A Few Good Men, Beauty and the Beast, 1776, and Jekyll and Hyde. Ohio Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, and The Tempest. Other credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Magical Theatre Company), Joseph...Dreamcoat (National Tour), and was producer for An Evening with George Takei starring Mr. George Takei. Additionally, Josh is a co-founder of and Executive Producer for, Red Fig Productions, a live event production company.  He is also an accomplished magician and illusionist who stars in a one-man show, Strange Things.  Josh is a graduate of Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance, and is the recipient of the 2007 Spotlight Award from AACT for outstanding contributions to theatre.

Beth Knox


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Beth is in her eighth season at the Players Guild Theatre.  She earned her degree in Business Management and Marketing from the Ohio State University.  Beth spent the majority of her career in management in the cosmetic and fashion industry in the Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and NYC markets for brands including Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Yves St. Laurent, Paloma Picasso, and Giorgio Armani.  Her background also includes grant writing, event planning, and fundraising. Beth is a co-founder, Executive Producer, and playwright for Red Fig Productions.


TYRA GRISAK, guest services MANAGER

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Tyra is absolutely thrilled to be a part of this exciting season!  This is Tyra's sixth season with the Players Guild Theatre.  With a career in the Cosmetics Industry as a special event manager, make-up artist, and account coordinator, Tyra couldn't be prouder to be a part of the Players Guild Theatre staff as Guest Services Manager. The arts and dance have always been a passion of hers, and it is her sincere pleasure getting to know the numerous talented performers in our community, and the incredible Volunteers that give a hand towards the theatre's success.