Jessica Lynn Johnson

Jessica Lynn Johnson

BandComedy

BEST NATIONAL SOLO ARTIST Jessica Johnson discusses issues concerning the LGBTQ community such as Transphobia in her 15 character one-woman Dramedy "ZE". The play follows a 30 year old virgin in love with her Transgender best friend & in conflict over her feelings. TRANS 101 Workshop also avail.

Biography

Jessica Lynn Johnson, awarded BEST NATIONAL SOLO ARTIST by the Dialogue One Festival, has toured Internationally with her solo shows for nearly a decade as both a performer and instructor. Her 1st Solo Show "Oblivious to Everyone" was published in "The Book of Estrogenius 2008". Her newest solo show “ZE” was most recently seen at the Out North Contemporary Art Space in Alaska, and is in pre-production for film development in October of 2013. Johnson's 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. Johnson currently teaches solo theatre technique and development through her company Soaring Solo at the White Fire Theatre in Los Angeles. You can also catch her recurring role on Food Network's “Mystery Diners”, guest starring on VH1’s “I’m Married To A…”, as well as National spots for PayPal, Kawasaki, Orly, & many others. Johnson's newest 1 woman, 15 character dramedy "ZE" examines gender construction, human sexuality and spirituality, and many other issues regarding the LGBTQ community today. The story centers around Tessa, a 30 year old virgin, who is in love with her Transgender best friend, but is in deep turmoil over her feelings due to her religious upbringing. Audiences will laugh, cry, and be moved to think critically as they journey alongside Tessa in her quest to define healthy sexuality from A to Ze!