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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)
I HAVE TOO MANY FEELINGS Begins Run at Santa Monica Playhouse November 2 Photo I HAVE TOO MANY FEELINGS Begins Run at Santa Monica Playhouse November 2
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 12, 2021

I Have Too Many Feelings. A new show. A Binge Free Festival selection, written and performed by Bethany Vee and directed and developed by Jessica Lynn Johnson will play Santa Monica Playhouse, beginning Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Binge Free Festival Adds Events in October and November Photo Binge Free Festival Adds Events in October and November
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2021

Binge Free Festival, the festival of free theatre performances based at Santa Monica Playhouse, has just added two more events to the festival line-up. These will be virtual, i.e. online. Both events are free of charge.

REDEEMher Begins This November At Santa Monica Playhouse Photo REDEEMher Begins This November At Santa Monica Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2021

Following a successful run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, REDEEMher comes to the Binge Free Festival at Santa Monica Playhouse on the Festival's closing night.

WORTH IT to be Presented at Santa Monica Playhouse Photo WORTH IT to be Presented at Santa Monica Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2021

Worth It follows Casey, a talented songstress, who's content to sing back-up when life beckons her to take the lead! Raised to think penny-pinching is practical, her stinginess is spilling into unexpected areas of her life.

NATURALLY TAN Begins October 12 At Santa Monica Playhouse Photo NATURALLY TAN Begins October 12 At Santa Monica Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2021

Naturally Tan, the award-winning show, written, produced and performed by Tanya Thomas Directed and developed by Jessica Lynn Johnson, begins at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401, Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. A reception on the Playhouse patio follows the performance.

LADY LIBERTEASE Comes to Santa Monica Playhouse Photo LADY LIBERTEASE Comes to Santa Monica Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021

Lady LiberTease, a hit at August's Hollywood Fringe Festival, is back for a single performance at the Binge Free Festival at Santa Monica Playhouse.

Binge Free Festival Starts October 10 Photo Binge Free Festival Starts October 10
by Marianka Swain - Sep 6, 2021

Santa Monica Playhouse has been a cultural treasure in the seaside community for 61 years. Now, the Playhouse is giving love back with its Sixth Annual Binge Free Festival (BFF), a full month of free performances, workshops, readings, music and poetry in Santa Monica's ONLY fringe festival.

The Group Rep Adds Performance Of FINDING MY LIGHT Photo The Group Rep Adds Performance Of FINDING MY LIGHT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2021

The Group Rep is presenting Finding My Light, a new one-woman show written and starring Barbara Brownell, directed and developed by Jessica Lynn Johnson. The fundraiser is produced by Neil Thompson for the Group Rep.

BWW Interview: VERSATILE Kevin Neighbors Working To Be A Difference Photo BWW Interview: VERSATILE Kevin Neighbors Working To Be A Difference
by Gil Kaan - Aug 4, 2021

After inclusion in numerous theatre festivals, Kevin Neighbors brings his solo show VERSATILE: stories from inside the closet of a half Black gay man to the Hollywood Fringe Festival for three performances August 5th, August 17th, and August 29th. Had the chance to toss out some questions to Kevin on his life-time journey to VERSATILE.

AND THE BEAT GOES ON Will Be Performed at Hollywood Fringe Photo AND THE BEAT GOES ON Will Be Performed at Hollywood Fringe
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2021

As a nurse with years of experience, artist Charley Karlotta has witnessed many inexplicable occurrences in her career, especially when it comes to patients pulling off the impossible and recovering, surviving and coming out better than before. As someone who has always wanted to do a solo show, it not only got her thinking of her life, struggles and all, but also a new approach to the genre.

LADY LIBERTEASE Will Be Performed at Broadwater Black Box Next Week Photo LADY LIBERTEASE Will Be Performed at Broadwater Black Box Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2021

The production was written and performed by Kirsten Laurel Caplan. Directed and developed by Jessica Lynn Johnson. Produced by Living Up to Your Laurels and Soaring Solo Studios.

THE WHISTLEBLOWER Will Be Performed at The Hollywood Film Festival 2021 Next Month Photo THE WHISTLEBLOWER Will Be Performed at The Hollywood Film Festival 2021 Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021

As kids prepare to be welcomed back to the classroom this fall Johnny Avila's The Whistleblower is a true tale about finding your true calling then having to risk everything in order to try to save it. Based on true events, the play is written and performed by Johnny Avila and developed and directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson.

WORTH IT! Comes to Broadwater Black Box Next Month Photo WORTH IT! Comes to Broadwater Black Box Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2021

Worth It follows Casey Dawning, a talented songstress, who's content to sing back-up when life beckons her to take the lead! Raised to think penny-pinching is practical, her stinginess is spilling into unexpected areas of her life. When Casey stumbles into a 'Bank of the Future', with vaults filled with conscientious cabaret singers instead of cash, she begins to question whether her self-worth is at the root of her net worth.

NATURALLY TAN By Tanya Thomas Opens At Hollywood Fringe Photo NATURALLY TAN By Tanya Thomas Opens At Hollywood Fringe
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 23, 2021

Told through the bold perspective of a vivacious drag queen named Tanvi, Naturally Tan follows Tanya Thomas' desperation to fit in as a minority in Singapore and her search for acceptance in America. Fueled by assimilation pains, Tanya delves into the heart of colorism that plagues the Asian diaspora, the complexities of racial identity, and the consequences of damaging beauty standards. Will Tanya hide behind her insecurities forever or will she embody her worth as a woman of color, mother, and artist? 

Comedian Bethany Vee Will Premiere I HAVE TOO MANY FEELINGS at Hollywood Fringe Photo Comedian Bethany Vee Will Premiere I HAVE TOO MANY FEELINGS at Hollywood Fringe
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021

Bethany's feelings may have dominated her existence from the beginning of time, but now she's actually facing them! Her lively characters include her inner critic, Demon-Debby who along with others amuse us through many growing pains of bedwetting anxiety, LGBTQ+ matters, ADHD, depression and overall mental health, as well as sobriety.

THE BOOK THAT WON'T CLOSE Comes to Broadwater Black Box Next Month Photo THE BOOK THAT WON'T CLOSE Comes to Broadwater Black Box Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2021

The Book That Won't Close: Confessions of a Love Addict will be performed in front of live audiences at Broadwater Black Box. It will also be livestreamed, so there will be that option for online audiences as well.

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by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2021

TRANSSETTER Starts August 8 at Studio/Stage Photo TRANSSETTER Starts August 8 at Studio/Stage
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021

Carey Matthews was an actor in Los Angeles, achieving some success, but work as a performer is not the most stable of occupations. He takes on different jobs. He dates women, but the relationships don't last. Something's wrong, and he tries to deal with his pain with substance abuse. This gets him into occasional trouble with the law.

FOR LOVE OR MONEY Kicks Off Next Month at Broadwater Black Box Photo FOR LOVE OR MONEY Kicks Off Next Month at Broadwater Black Box
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2021

The show will be performed for live audiences at the Broadwater Black Box and also livestreamed at every performance, offering audiences an option on how to experience this event.

YES? NO? MAYBE SO? to be Presented in August at Broadwater Black Box Photo YES? NO? MAYBE SO? to be Presented in August at Broadwater Black Box
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021

Catherine is a professional musician. One day, she goes to see a medical specialist to address a physical issue that affects her performance. Instead of comforting treatment, she experiences sexual harassment. What to do now? Turn him in to the authorities? Shrug it off?

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