Matthew Lewis Johnson
ME ME ME ME! Sorry had to warm up...
Welcome to my site, here you will find my directing portfolio, selected acting photos, my teaching philosophy as well as my CV.
I am a professional artist of the theatre whose career spans two decades and currently serve as an Associate Professor of Theatre at Eastern Kentucky University where I teach Acting, Acting III, Puppetry, Movement for the Actor, Audition Workshop, Introduction to Theatre, and Theatre Practicum. Since moving back to Central Kentucky (having finished up my MFA in Theatre Pedagogy at Virginia Commonwealth University) I have directed, acted, taught, and/or designed for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, EKU, UK, Blackbird Dance Theatre, Lexington Summerfest, Asbury University, GEARUP Academy, and The Academy for Creative Excellence.
A very proud father of two (friend me on Facebook to see pics!) I served as the Associate Artistic Director for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company for several years where I was in the resident company for nine seasons. I am a member of AEA, SDC, UNIMA-USA and was a resident Puppeteer at the Center for Puppetry Arts for four seasons. I am also an award winning playwright with thirteen produced scripts, as well as an experienced designer of sets sounds and puppets. I aslo a grate spellar.
A B O U T
This is a friendly headshot of me. Hi!
Taming of the Shrew
Kate is a monster.
Damned spot, it just won't come out.
Arms and the Man
Shaw should always be this fun.
Comedy of Errors
Ed Wood meets Shakespeare.