Name

Samantha J Johns

About

Bio/Resume

BIO

Samantha Johns is a graduate from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Theater Arts. Johns divides her time between directing, acting, choreography, scenic designing and scenic painting. Johns has worked with such companies as Bedlam Theatre, Jungle Theater, History Theater, Penumbra Theater, Flaneur Theatre, Four Humors Theatre, CatFish, and Anagram Painting. Director of Dali’s Liquid Ladies [#1 in Daily Planet’s top ten productions of 2009], with playwright Savannah Reich, and co-creator of The Thing [#1 in Daily Planet’s top ten productions of 2010] with George McConnell and crew. She is currently trying to find a future for this thing we call art.

http://evenifwenever.weebly.com/

RESUME
Rant - Direction, Z Space. San Francisco, CA. 2016
Basic 1:1 - Design/Direction, White Page Gallery. MPLS, MN. 2016
SNOWFUCK: performed by Fire Drill - Fresh Oysters. MPLS, MN. 2015
i’ve never been alive this long before - Black Forest Inn. MPLS, MN. 2015
what i want now i will want later - Open Eye Studio Gallery. MPLS, MN. 2015
Clinging to the Bones of It - Red Eye. MPLS, MN. 2015
BOOK FAIR – 3605 Nicollet Ave. MN 1/3/15
Working – University of Minnesota. MN 10/30/14
Fer Fuck Sake – White Pages Minneapolis, MN 3/16/14
The Hurricane Tour – Minneapolis, MN 3/14-5/14
Britney Spears’s Crossroads – Tallahassee, FL 2/20/14
I want to be a thing but i don’t know what – Minneapolis, MN 1/3/14
CPR – Brooklyn, NY 9/14
THIS.HERE. St. Paul, MN 7/27/13
The Five Uses Of An Egg – Minneapolis, MN 9/5/13
car.sick. – Minneapolis MN 2013
Baby, I’m your baby, Baby: The Land of Milk and Honey – Pittsburg PA 2013
This.Is.A.Stupid.Love.Story – Tallahassee FL 2013
The Taste of My Mouth – Tallahassee FL 2013
Union Depot Project – St. Paul. 2012
We Are Theatre [And So Can You] – MPLS 2012
halffull – October 9x22 2012
snowfuck – Co-Director – 1211 Washington Ave. MPLS 2012
Man Show [what we want to see] – Director – MPLS 2012 Mixed Blood-Bedlam
Hello [it’s been great…] – Co-Director – Tallahassee, FL – M.Faust Club – 2012
You Don’t Have to Choose [Llama show] – Director – Lowry – Jon Ferguson Festival – 2012
No More Astronauts – Performer – 1211 Space MPLS 2011
The One Obstruction – Co-Choreographer – Walker Theatre MPLS 2011
Things I’d Rather Not Say — Director/Set/Lights – Asheville NC, Anam Cara 2011
Hamlet — Charge Painter – Jungle Theater MPLS 2011
Buttercream&Scotch — Director/Set/Lights – NY,NY/People Center MPLS 2011
even if we never look forward — Co-Director/Set/Lights/Producer – 2011
…On The Way To The Forum — Charge Painter – Jungle Theater 2011
Age of Wordsworth – Set/Lights/Costumes – Southern Theatre/Four Humors 2011
Sherley Valentine — Charge Painter — Jungle Theater 2011
Gee’s Bend — Lead Painter — Park Square Theater 2010
Glass Menagerie — Charge Painter — Jungle Theater 2010
Fanciness Vs. the Void — Director/Lights — Open Eye Theatre 2010 [US Tour]
Who’s Afraid of Virgina Wolf — Charge Painter — Jungle Theater 2010
20.10Play Festival — Co-Executive Director — Bedlam Theatre 2010
Welcome to Dystopia – Director/Lights – Bedlam Theatre/Four Humors 2010
Blithe Spirit — Charge Painter — Jungle Theater 2010
The Thing — Curator/Director/Designer/Lights — 1419 MPLS 2010
Sea Fairer — Charge Painter — Jungle Theater 2010
Love is Blind, and Furry — Set/Lights/Costume — Bedlam Theatre/Four Humors 2009
mars project — Curator/Producer/Director/Designer/Actor — 1419 MPLS 2009
End of the World — Curator/Performer — Baltimore Wartscape 2009
Mary’s Weddings — Charge Painter — Jungle Theater 2009
Comedy of Errors — Luciana/Scenic Aid — Bedlam Theatre 2009
Syringa Tree — Charge Painter — Jungle Theater 2009
Shipwrecked — Charge Painter — Jungle Theater 2009
King Lear — Production Mgr/Goneril/Edmund — Bedlam Theatre 2009
The Yellow Wallpaper — Director/Set/Lights — Bedlam Theatre 2009
Dali’s Liquid Ladies — Director/Set/lLights — Bedlam Theatre 2009 [US Tour]
The Gem of the Ocean — Scenic Painter — Guthrie Theater / Penumbra 2008
Turducken — Director — Bedlam Theatre 2008
Romeo and Juliet — Set/Painter — Bedlam Theatre/Four Humors 2008
Deviled Eggs — Set/Painter — Bedlam Theatre/Four Humors 2008
You’re No Fun — Director/Set — Rarig’s Thrust/Bedlam 2008
Syringa Tree — Charge Painter — Jungle Theater 2008
Auction — Director/Lights — Bedlam Theatre 2008
King Lear — Goneril/Edmund — Missoula Oblongotta, PA/Bedlam 2008
Moose Girl — Co-Curator/Puppeteer — Bedlam Theatre/Full Moon Cabaret 2008
Don Giovanni — Drop Painter — Apropos Studios 2008
Derive [What Where] — Interrogator — Open Eye Figure Theatre/Flaneur 2008
Operation Ant Farm — Subject — Bedlam Theatre 2008
Hole at the Bottom of the Holidays — Director — Bedlam Theatre 2007
Oliver Designer/Painter South St. Paul High School 2008
Mud — Director/Set/Lights/Costumes/Producer — Bedlam Theatre 2008
Sherlock Holmes – Charge Painter — Minnesota Centennial Showboat 2007
Lewis and Clark Opera — Painter — Apropos Studios 2007
Orphan Train — Painter — History Theater 2007
The Phantom Tollbooth — Director/ Set — U of M, X. 2007
To The Moon [Musical] — Le Bret — Anoka Theater 2006
Mid Summer Night’s Dream — Hermia — U of M, Stoll Theater 2006

EDUCATION:
High School Diploma — Mankato East High School — May 2003
BA Theatre Arts — University of Minnesota, Twin Cities — May 2007

ADDITIONAL TRAINING:
-Emerging Leader — TCG Leadership Boot Camp — Chicago, 2010
[Theatre Communication Group]
-Artslab [Arts Midwest] 2009-2011. Artslab is a three-year capacity-building program with the purpose of strengthening smaller arts organizations in Minnesota.
-Abandoned Practices Summer Institue – SAIC – Matthew Goulish & Lin Hixson. Prague. 2012

AWARDS:
-Director/Designer/Choreographer of, DALI’S LIQUID LADIES,
[number 1 in Daily Planet’s top ten productions of 2009.]
-Co-Director/Co-Designer/Co-producer of THE THING,
[number 1 in Daily Planet’s top ten productions of 2010.]
-Kendrick Wilson Directing Award – 2007 – Minneapolis
-Jean Congdon Scholarship – 2007 – Minneapolis

REVIEWS/PLUGS/ETC:
http://www.citypages.com/arts/basic-instinct-11-a-ladies-only-take-on-the-90s-psychosexual-thriller-8076037

http://minnesotaplaylist.com/magazine/article/2016/best-of-2015-16-two-gentlemen-of-verona

http://www.thetangential.com/2015/04/21/what-i-want-now-i-will-want-later-annie-enneking-and-samantha-johns-give-you-something-you-never-knew-you-wanted/

http://www.citypages.com/arts/sirens-desire-and-taxidermy-in-what-i-want-now-i-will-want-later-6584581

https://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/ive-never-been-alive-this-long-before-by-sam-johns/

https://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/how-close-is-too-close-ive-never-been-alive-this-long-before-by-samantha-johns/

https://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/book-fair/

http://blogs.citypages.com/dressingroom/2014/12/samantha_johnss_book_fair_performance_thing.php

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/arts/2015/01/26/review-rehearsing-failure-theatre-novi-most-southern-theater-artshare

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/ARTS/2014/03/21/review-bring-indigo-fire-drill-and-friends-mixed-bag-wonderful-strangeness

http://blogs.citypages.com/dressingroom/2013/12/samantha_johns_white_page.php

http://www.culturebot.org/2014/03/21291/relational-march-minneapolis-milwaukee-chicago-three-rivers-detroit-ohio-state/

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/blog/matthew-everett/weirdest-ensemble-ever-friday-927-4pm-10pm

http://www.knightarts.org/community/stpaul/inside-the-living-room-performances-of-small-art-3
http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/arts/2012/12/27/top-ten-twin-cities-plays-2012

http://minnesotaplaylist.com/magazine/article/best-2011-2012-snowfuck

http://mrkevinlally.blogspot.com/2012/11/blue-skies.html

http://minnesotaplaylist.com/blogs/what-pancake-time

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/arts/theater/column/jay-gabler/timid-theater

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2013/03/23/my-sex-dawn-dawn-experience
http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/arts/theater/column/who-is-that/samantha-johns

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2010/12/28/theater-top-ten-plays-2010

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2009/12/25/theater-top-ten-productions-2009

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/blog/matthew-everett/review-snowfk-when-nudity-seems-perfectly-ok

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/172095491.html?refer=y

http://minnesotaplaylist.com/magazine/author/sam-amp-paige-johns-amp-collette

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/arts/theater/new-comedy-lowry-lab-theater-review#.TzqvWXJlWwo.facebook

http://blogs.citypages.com/dressingroom/2012/02/new_comedy_features_three_pieces_at_the_lowry_lab.php

http://blogs.citypages.com/dressingroom/2011/11/choreographers_evening_a_walker_thanksgiving_tradition.php

http://www.citypages.com/2011-05-25/calendar/even-if-we-never-10-look-forward/

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/arts/buttercream-scotch-peoples-center-review

http://digitalissue.citypages.com/publication/?i=75391&p=25

http://www.cakein15.com/2011/05/25/even-if-we-never-look-forward/

http://jaygabler.tumblr.com/post/5932395565/my-friday-night-as-chronicled-in-vita-mn

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/blog/jay-gabler/thing-26-things

http://www.startribune.com/templates/Print_This_Story?sid=82272062

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2010/05/16/theater-newly-christened-cat-fish-offer-sneak-peek-fanciness-vs-void

http://www.cakein15.com/2009/04/21/come-to-dadadalis-liquid-ladies-at-bedlam/

http://howwastheshowcom.ssl21.com/index.cfm/action/reviews.view/reviewKey/856

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/blog/jay-gabler/welcome-dystopia-thing-another-world

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2010/03/13/theater-welcome-dystopia-bedlam-four-humors-create-funny-touching-vision-seriously-m

http://howwastheshowcom.ssl21.com/index.cfm/action/reviews.view/reviewKey/930

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/article/2008/08/05/theater-note-youre-no-fun.html

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2010/10/16/dance-kidd-pivot-frankfurt-rms-dark-matters-walker-cirque-du-soleil-phd

Location

Minneapolis, MN