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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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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

Kokandy Productions' SWEENEY TODD Announces Final Extension Photo Kokandy Productions' SWEENEY TODD Announces Final Extension
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2022

Due to popular demand, Kokandy Productions has announced the second and final extension of its sell-out hit Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Photos: First Look at Kokandy Productions' SWEENEY TODD - Now Extended Photo Photos: First Look at Kokandy Productions' SWEENEY TODD - Now Extended
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 17, 2022

Due to popular demand, Kokandy Productions’ critically-acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim’s macabre masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has added two additional weeks of performances, extending through Sunday, November 20, 2022 at The Chopin Theatre. See photos from the production here!

26 Providence Community Members To Appear With Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company In WH Photo 26 Providence Community Members To Appear With Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company In WHAT PROBLEM?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2022

FirstWorks and Brown Arts Institute at Brown University announced community participants and public engagement events surrounding an artist residency with Bill T. Jones. The co-presented residency culminates in a performance of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company's 'What Problem?' at The VETS on Friday, November 4, 2022.

Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Chopin Theatre Photo Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Chopin Theatre
by Misha Davenport - Sep 30, 2022

What did our critic think of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Chopin Theatre?

VIDEO: First Look at Kokandy Productions' SWEENEY TODD Photo VIDEO: First Look at Kokandy Productions' SWEENEY TODD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 21, 2022

Kokandy Productions is continuing its 10th anniversary season with an intimate, in-the-round revival of Stephen Sondheim’s macabre masterpiece Sweeney Todd. The production is playing at the Chopin Theatre through November 6. Get a first look at footage from the production here!

Photos: First Look at Kokandy Productions' SWEENEY TODD at The Chopin Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at Kokandy Productions' SWEENEY TODD at The Chopin Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

Kokandy Productions is continuing its 10th anniversary season with an intimate, in-the-round revival of Stephen Sondheim’s macabre masterpiece Sweeney Todd, playing through November 6, 2022. Get a first look at photos here!  

Kokandy Productions to Present SWEENEY TODD at The Chopin Theatre in September Photo Kokandy Productions to Present SWEENEY TODD at The Chopin Theatre in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022

Just in time for Halloween, the¬†Chopin Theatre¬†basement will be transformed into 19th¬†century London, daring audiences to attend this haunting, harrowing tale playing¬†September 8 ‚Äď November 6, 2022.

Cast Announced for SWEENEY TODD at The Chopin Theatre Photo Cast Announced for SWEENEY TODD at The Chopin Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

Kokandy Productions has announced casting for its revival of Stephen Sondheim‚Äôs macabre masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, playing September 8‚ÄďNovember 6, 2022 at The Chopin Theatre.

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.

Christopher Johnson Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Kokandy Productions' SWEENEY TODD Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Kokandy Productions' SWEENEY TODD

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 21, 2022

Kokandy Productions is continuing its 10th anniversary season with an intimate, in-the-round revival of Stephen Sondheim’s macabre masterpiece Sweeney Todd. The production is playing at the Chopin Theatre through November 6. Get a first look at footage from the production here!