Stage Work

Below are some short descriptions and pictures of the theater productions that I have acted in. Contact me for more details!

Intentions

Directed by Samantha Ozeas

The Off-Broadway world premier of Intentions, by Allison Svagdis, would have opened in August, 2021 as part of the SheNYC theater festival (described as “the city’s premiere festival showcasing the new, original works of women writers, composers, and directors.”) This piece follows “a young woman who struggles to find her happy ending when trouble from her past keeps resurfacing. After a traumatic sexual assault experience as a teen, Girl tries to move forward but college, boys and herself get in the way of coping.” Unfortunately, due to complications around COVID, the premier of this piece was cancelled right before it would have gone up.

Character: A

Produced by the SheNYC Festival, at the Connelly Theater in NYC (2021)

Sudden Adverse Effects

Directed by Noah Silas

The world premier of Sudden Adverse Effects, by Derek Lee McPhatter, opened in May, 2021 as Rapid Lemon Production’s first onstage performance since the pandemic started. This piece opened with resounding positive reviews, as can be seen in the adjacent photos.

“Johnson is well cast in this role and gives a terrific, intense performance …”  In “Backstage Baltimore,” May 10, 2021

“Many theaters locally and nationally should take note . . .  of [this] fascinating play . . Max Johnson lets Brandon cross the line, as the only male and only white character, into possessiveness and entitlement.”  In “DC Metro Theater Arts,” May 11, 2021.

Character: Brandon

Produced by Rapid Lemon Productions, at the Motor House Theater in Baltimore (2021)

Nesting

Directed by Brandon Rashad Butts

A new play written by Jennifer Jones Persechino produced in an all-audio format online.

Character: Teddy

Produced by the 4208 Group (2020), as part of the 10-Minute Taste Festival

Trofast Sigyn

Directed by Andrew Watring

Character: Voice

Trofast Sigyn, an all audio radio play, was produced by the Pomegranate Room as part of The Echoes festival,. Pomegranate Room describes this festival as being, “inspired by Persephone, this festival of audio plays will focus on telling stories from mythology and folklore: particularly those of women, trans, and non-binary mythological figures, BIPOC cultures, and inversions of accepted race and gender norms within classic mythology stories.”

Produced by the Pomegranate Room (2021)

Mr Burns, A Post Electric Play

Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh

Character: Matt/Homer

Produced by the Wesleyan University Center for the Arts (2018)

The Laramie Project

Directed by Eddie Torres

Multiple Roles (Sgt. Hing, Matt Galloway, Greg Pierotti, Rev. Fred Phelps, Andrew Gomez, Bill McKinney, Mormon Home teacher.)

Produced by the Wesleyan University Center for the Arts (2019)

Life is A Dream

Directed by Shira Milikowsky

Ensemble Member

Produced by the Wesleyan University Center for the Arts (2018)

Smoke

Directed by Mariana Baidon Carrillo

A new work, performed entirely on zoom!

Character: Seb

Produced by UTEP Ensemble “Play Parade” (2020)

Circle Mirror Transformation

Directed by Ramsay Burgess

Character: Shultz

Produced by Second Stage at Wesleyan University (2017)

Burying Gertrude Berg

Directed by Maggie Rothberg

Multiple Characters

Produced by Second Stage At Wesleyan University (2017)

Red

Directed by Alyssa Rose Domino

Character: Ken

Produced by Second Stage At Wesleyan University (2017)

MacBeth

Directed by Annie Kidwell

Character: MacDuff

Produced by Second Stage at Wesleyan University (2019)

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