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Jessica Lynn Johnson

 
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Bio:
Jessica Lynn Johnson, recipient of BEST NATIONAL SOLO ARTIST AWARD, is the Founder & CEO of Soaring Solo LLC, a company dedicated solely to the Direction & Development of one person plays. Jessica is passionate about the transformational power of solo theatre and has aided in the creation of over 60 ... (read complete bio)
 
Jessica Lynn Johnson Headshot

Bio:
Jessica Lynn Johnson, recipient of BEST NATIONAL SOLO ARTIST AWARD, is the Founder & CEO of Soaring Solo LLC, a company dedicated solely to the Direction & Development of one person plays. Jessica is passionate about the transformational power of solo theatre and has aided in the creation of over 60 ... (read complete bio)
 

Jessica Lynn Johnson Biography

Jessica Lynn Johnson, recipient of BEST NATIONAL SOLO ARTIST AWARD, is the Founder & CEO of Soaring Solo LLC, a company dedicated solely to the Direction & Development of one person plays. Jessica is passionate about the transformational power of solo theatre and has aided in the creation of over 60 solo shows (and still going strong)!

Over the years, Jessica’s directorial projects have garnered rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, and have taken home awards such as TOP OF FRINGE, HFF ENCORE PRODUCER AWARDS, TVOLUTION BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE, LARRY CORNWALL AWARD FOR MUSICAL EXCELLENCE & several other accolades! Jessica was nominated for the Female Director of Distinction in Theatre Award by Girl Trip LLC at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

As a published playwright and performer, Jessica has “edu-tained” international audiences touring her own 25 character one person shows ZE and OBLIVIOUS TO EVERYONE for over 13 years.

Jessica is also a proud Board Member and Submission Screening Panelist of the LA Women’s Theatre Festival celebrating their 26th year of empowering diverse female artists from all over the world.

Johnson’s solo work has been seen in the LA Women’s Theatre Festival, the NYC Samuel French Playwright Festival, the Kansas City Fringe Festival, the NYC International Fringe Festival, the Sola Voce Festival, the Monodrama Thespis Festival in Germany, the Black Magic Women’s Theatre Festival in Amsterdam and enjoyed an extended run at NYC’s prestigious Theatre Row on 42nd Street.

As a television & film actor and proud member of SAG AFTRA, you can also catch Jessica in her recurring role on Food Network’s Mystery Diners, guest starring on Forensic Files, costarring on Bold & the Beautiful, Tattoo Nightmares, as well as national spots for PayPal, Kawasaki, Time Warner Cable, Jamba Juice, Orly, & many others.

As a writer, Jessica looks forward to publishing both her memoir and her step by step solo show writing guide in the near future.






Jessica Lynn Johnson News

SCHMALTZY & PRINCIE... Returns to the Zephyr Theatre Next Month Photo SCHMALTZY & PRINCIE... Returns to the Zephyr Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2022

After performing earlier this month at United Solo Festival in New York City MaryLee Herman brings her highly acclaimed solo-show, Schmaltzy & Princie: Diary of a Not-So-Great Daddy's Girl, directed & developed with Jessica Lynn Johnson back to Los Angeles for performances on December 15th at Soaring Solo Stars Series at the Zephyr Theatre.

NATURALLY TAN By Tanya Thomas Comes to the Zephyr Next Month Photo NATURALLY TAN By Tanya Thomas Comes to the Zephyr Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

Tanya Thomas celebrates the many definitions of beauty in Naturally Tan, her award-winning, one-woman seriocomic play, performed Saturday, December 10 at 5:00pmiIn the Soaring Solo Stars Series at the Zephyr Theatre.

BREED OR BUST Comes to the Zephyr Theatre, Los Angeles Next Month Photo BREED OR BUST Comes to the Zephyr Theatre, Los Angeles Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2022

Joyful Raven will perform her solo show, Breed or Bust, as part of the Soaring Solo Star Series at the Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, for one night only, December 8, 2022, at 8:00pm PDT.

Lisa Pezik to Reprise TOO BIG FOR HER BRITCHES at United Solo in November Photo Lisa Pezik to Reprise TOO BIG FOR HER BRITCHES at United Solo in November
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 23, 2022

After a sold-out show followed by a passionate standing ovation, Lisa Pezik will reprise her original one-woman musical,  Too Big for Her Britches at United Solo on Nov. 9th at 8:30PM at Theatre Row.

SCHMALTZY & PRINCIE DAIRY OF A NOT-SO-GREAT DADDY'S GIRL Opens Off-Broadway in Novemb Photo SCHMALTZY & PRINCIE DAIRY OF A NOT-SO-GREAT DADDY'S GIRL Opens Off-Broadway in November
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2022

MaryLee has never been able to wholeheartedly commit to, or finish, well… anything. Even with her daddy's undying support. MaryLee's dad, 'Schmaltzy' has been her best friend her entire life, always there for her. Her mother, not so much.

ASEXUALITY! The Solo Musical Returns October 21 After Award-Winning Run Photo ASEXUALITY! The Solo Musical Returns October 21 After Award-Winning Run
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 10, 2022

After winning the top award at the Hollywood Fringe festival this summer, Asexuality! The Solo Musical returns to Los Angeles for one more performance on October 21.

US Artists Diana Varco and Valerie David Bring Solo Plays To Gothenburg Fringe This M Photo US Artists Diana Varco and Valerie David Bring Solo Plays To Gothenburg Fringe This Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2022

Two fierce, courageous women, Diana Varco and Valerie David, are making a difference in the world; spreading hope and empowerment; true survivors who have made their mark by sharing their stories of overcoming insurmountable obstacles in their own lives through their solo plays. Their triumphs have inspired audiences worldwide.

Award-Winning Powerhouse US Artists Diana Varco And Valerie David Bring Solo Plays To Photo Award-Winning Powerhouse US Artists Diana Varco And Valerie David Bring Solo Plays To Gothenburg Fringe In September
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2022

Two fierce, courageous women, Diana Varco and Valerie David, are making a difference in the world; spreading hope and empowerment; true survivors who have made their mark by sharing their stories of overcoming insurmountable obstacles in their own lives through their solo plays. Their triumphs have inspired audiences worldwide.

Binge Free Festival Kicks Off This October Photo Binge Free Festival Kicks Off This October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022

Santa Monica Playhouse has been a cultural treasure in the seaside community for 62 years. Now, the Playhouse is giving love back with its Seventh Annual Binge Free Festival, three weeks of free performances, workshops, and music in Santa Monica's ONLY fringe festival. The BFF's primary focus is on Santa Monica and Los Angeles-based artists, but there will be exciting international artists on view as well.

Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Empowerment Weekend Starts August 12 Photo Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Empowerment Weekend Starts August 12
by Grace Cutler - Jul 23, 2022

The 9th Annual Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival's Solo Performer EMPOWERMENT WEEKEND.