Arts, Humanities, and Languages Department: Faculty and Staff

Maltby, Joyce
Professor of Theatre

Office Location: Hawaii Loa Campus
Office Phone: (808) 236-7917


Professor Joyce Maltby has spent her life in theatre, starting out as a seven-year old studying with one of the leading American acting teachers, Minnie Galatzer, at the Actors Company of Chicago. For eleven years, Joyce trained as an actress, and appeared in stage productions, commercial films, and radio broadcasts. Her long career in theatre has taken her to many places, both as an actress and director, but except for an eight year hiatus in the 1970’s, Hawaii has been her home since 1962. She has been the head of the Theatre program at HPU since 1992. At the 1998 Po’okela award ceremony sponsored by the Hawaii State Theatre Council, she was honored with the Pierre Bowman Lifetime Achievement Award given to one individual each year for contributions to Hawaii theatre.

Over the years, Joyce has been the recipient of 19 Po’okela awards for Directing and Acting. She and husband, Norm Boroughs, also have written and produced three musicals, Rosie’s Place, A Night at Rosie’s, and Aloha Rosie’s. She has directed over 60 productions and has more than one hundred roles to her credit, including two one-woman shows, Shirley Valentine, and, Ain’t I A Woman. In addition to her stage performances, Joyce has appeared in several television shows, including Hawaii 5-0, Jake and the Fat Man, Tour of Duty, Blood and Orchids, Island Son, and Raven. She holds an M.F.A. in Theatre and is a member of SAG/AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.

Happy 20th Anniversary HPU Theatre — The Joyce Maltby Interview