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Christopher Johnson

 
Bio:
Christopher Johnson (Director) is a co-founder of The School of Night for whom he has directed Punch and Judy, Hercules Insane, The Final Girl and The Faggot King or The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward II. Other Los Angeles directing credits include Marian or the True Tale of Robin ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Christopher Johnson (Director) is a co-founder of The School of Night for whom he has directed Punch and Judy, Hercules Insane, The Final Girl and The Faggot King or The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward II. Other Los Angeles directing credits include Marian or the True Tale of Robin ... (read complete bio)
 

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Spoken word artist Christopher Johnson in rehearsal for DECAMERON, PROVIDENCE; presen Photo

Spoken word artist Christopher Johnson in rehearsal for DECAMERON, PROVIDENCE; presented by The Wilbury Theatre Group and WaterFire Providence (photo by Erin X. Smithers).

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08/11/2020
From left to right: Everett Quinton, Shane Baker and Christopher Johnson.  Photo by T Photo

From left to right: Everett Quinton, Shane Baker and Christopher Johnson. Photo by Theo Cote

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06/16/2019
Christopher Johnson and Phoenyx Williams Photo

Christopher Johnson and Phoenyx Williams

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11/02/2017
Christopher Johnson, Sarah Leach, and Phoenyx Williams Photo

Christopher Johnson, Sarah Leach, and Phoenyx Williams

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11/02/2017
Sarah Leach and Phoenyx Williams Photo

Sarah Leach and Phoenyx Williams

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11/02/2017
 

Christopher Johnson Biography

Christopher Johnson (Director) is a co-founder of The School of Night for whom he has directed Punch and Judy, Hercules Insane, The Final Girl and The Faggot King or The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward II. Other Los Angeles directing credits include Marian or the True Tale of Robin Hood, Entropy and The Pity of Things - Desert Aria (all for Theatre of NOTE) as well as Henry VI, Part I (The Production Company). Before LA Christopher was the founding artistic director of Chicago's historic Defiant Theatre for whom he helmed productions of Macbeth, Titus Andronicus, Hamlet, A Clockwork Orange and Dope. Chris also penned and directed Defiant's world-premiere adaptations of Stephen King's Apt Pupil and Thomas Harris's Red Dragon (Joseph Jefferson Citation for Best New Adaptation). Other Chicago directing credits include Balacarita: The Adventures of Young Krishna (Silk Road Theatre Project), Cave Dwellers (North Avenue Productions) and Dulcitius (The School of Night, pre-LA). Christopher has appeared as an actor at The Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Redmoon Theater, The Building Stage, A Crew of Patches and Defiant Theatre.




Christopher Johnson News

New Dates Added For BATTLESONG OF BOUDICA at Hollywood Fringe Photo New Dates Added For BATTLESONG OF BOUDICA at Hollywood Fringe
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

For accomplished stage producers Christopher Johnson and Jen Albert, the decision to bring the legendary story of Iceni Warrior Queen Boudica to Hollywood Fringe came down to a few things: a lack of stories about her in the modern era, an opportunity to explore some current issues and a chance for their company The School of Night to do what they do best…large-scale stage fight spectacles.

The School of Night to Premiere BATTLESONG OF BOUDICA at Hollywood Fringe Photo The School of Night to Premiere BATTLESONG OF BOUDICA at Hollywood Fringe
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

For accomplished stage producers Christopher Johnson and Jen Albert, the decision to bring the legendary story of Iceni Warrior Queen Boudica to Hollywood Fringe came down to a few things: a lack of stories about her in the modern era, an opportunity to explore some current issues and a chance for their company The School of Night to do what they do best…large-scale stage fight spectacles.

BATTLESONG OF SOUDICA Premieres at the Hollywood Fringe in June Photo BATTLESONG OF SOUDICA Premieres at the Hollywood Fringe in June
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022

For accomplished stage producers Christopher Johnson and Jen Albert, the decision to bring the legendary story of Iceni Warrior Queen Boudica to Hollywood Fringe came down to a few things: a lack of stories about her in the modern era, an opportunity to explore some current issues and a chance for their company The School of Night to do what they do best…large-scale stage fight spectacles.

SISTER ACT Comes To Metropolis This Summer Photo SISTER ACT Comes To Metropolis This Summer
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

Musical comedy smash Sister Act brings the hit film of the same name to life onstage at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre July 14 – August 27, 2022.

National Nurses Week to Kick Off With Virtual Portrait Exhibition Honoring Pandemic H Photo National Nurses Week to Kick Off With Virtual Portrait Exhibition Honoring Pandemic Healthcare Workers
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

Producer and photographer Mariana Tosca of Blue Jasper Productions and Tosca Photography has announced the launch of 'Covid Courageous.' This unique virtual exhibition blends photographic portraiture with interviews of frontline healthcare workers, which spotlight each individual's personal pandemic experience.

New Cast Announced For Big Noise Theatre's INTO THE WOODS Photo New Cast Announced For Big Noise Theatre's INTO THE WOODS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2022

Big Noise Theatre has announced the new cast for INTO THE WOODS which was originally cancelled in March 2020. In INTO THE WOODS, James Lapine and the late Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, musical...and a rare modern classic.

BWW Review: Dynamic Ensemble Delivers Devastating Performance of DEATH OF A SALESMAN Photo BWW Review: Dynamic Ensemble Delivers Devastating Performance of DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Jan 11, 2022

Director Matt Bowdren helms this steady ship and fashions a piece of theater that strikes an impeccable balance between nuance and grandiloquence. With delicate adherence to Miller's sensibilities, actors never go out of bounds even as they achieve their bombastic heights; conversely, poignant moments are so intimate that one feels almost privy to a character's inner resolve.

Uptown Music Theater Announces BRAND NEW DAY Cabaret and Casting Photo Uptown Music Theater Announces BRAND NEW DAY Cabaret and Casting
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2021

Uptown Music Theater of Highland Park announces the cast for its third annual cabaret, Brand New Day. This special performance of Broadway songs celebrates family, friends, community, and inspiration.

LEGALLY BLONDE Comes to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Photo LEGALLY BLONDE Comes to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021

Director Robin M. Hughes is working with an extraordinarily talented cast, including local cast members Michael Ashford of Oak Park, Nathan W. Brown of Wood Dale, Haley Gustafson of Cary, Kaity Paschetto of Evanston, Jimmy Romano of Bloomingdale, and Michelle Tibble of Mount Prospect.

THE CROWN, BORAT, PROMISING YOUNG WOMEN, and More Take Home Writers Guild Awards; Ful Photo THE CROWN, BORAT, PROMISING YOUNG WOMEN, and More Take Home Writers Guild Awards; Full List!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2021

Last night, the Writers Guild Awards were held, airing for just 90 minutes in two ceremonies held in New York and Los Angeles.