Jessica Lynn Johnson, awarded BEST NATIONAL SOLO ARTIST by the Dialogue One Festival, has toured internationally with her solo shows for nearly a decade. Oblivious to Everyone was published in The Book of Estrogenius 2008, and is a 1 woman, 10 character dramedy centering around Carrie, a media junkie, who has developed multiple personalities due to her unhealthy obsession with American pop-culture. Rapidly flipping identities like TV stations, this LA bombshell grapples with issues of homophobia, sexism, racism, and materialism. Johnson uses comedy as a means to examine the influential stereotypes, prejudices, and pressures prevalent in American media. Johnson’s newest solo show Ze has toured Universities nationwide and has been seen at the Out North Contemporary Art Space in Alaska, Matthew Corozine Theatre in NYC, the LA Women’s Theatre Festival, Level Ground Festival in Pasadena, and is in pre-production for film development. Ze is a 1 woman, 15 character dramedy that examines gender construction, sexuality and spirituality, and many other issues regarding the LGBTQ community. The piece 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.
Johnson’s solo 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. She also currently teaches solo theatre development through her company Soaring Solo at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, and has directed various solo pieces such as Sofia Marie Gonzalez’s BULLY-MIA, Scott Turner Schofield’s 365 DAYS OF CRAZY, Carmelo Alvarez’s NOT MY SHOW, Bonnie Sludikoff’s THAT’S WHAT SHE DIDN’T SAY, Kyla Garcia’s THE MERMAID WHO LEARNED HOW TO FLY, Joseph Steven’s ANSWERS OUTTA THE BLUE, and Laura Jenkins’ TRIANGLES ARE MY FAVORITE SHAPE. Johnson’s clients have been seen in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, the United Solo Theatre Festival in NYC, the LA Women’s Theatre Festival, and many others!
You can also catch her recurring role on Food Network’s Mystery Diners, guest starring on VH1’s I’m Married To A, costarring on Bold & the Beautiful, Tattoo Nightmares, as well as national spots for PayPal, Kawasaki, Time Warner Cable, Jamba Juice, Orly, & many others!