Jessica Lynn Johnson, founder of Soaring Solo and winner of the Best National Solo Artist Award by the Dialogue One Festival, has toured internationally with her solo shows for over a decade as a performer, instructor, and director. Her 1st solo show Oblivious to Everyone was published in The Book of Estrogenius 2008. Her newest solo show ZE 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.
Johnson’s work has toured various Universities nationwide and 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 has directed and developed hundreds of solo artists & shows such as Carla Delaney’s VOICES, Theresa Stroll’s MY BIG FAT BLONDE MUSICAL, 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, Laura Jenkins’ TRIANGLES ARE MY FAVORITE SHAPE, and many many others! Johnson’s clients have been seen in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, the United Solo Theatre Festival in NYC, the LA Women’s Theatre Festival, IO West Funny Women Festival, Son of Semele Festival, Outdoor Voices Festival, to name a few!
Most recently, Johnson was thrilled to direct 5 solo artists in the LA Women’s Theatre Festival, 17 solo shows in Whitefire Theatre’s Solo Fest 2017, and 15 solo shows in the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017. Over the years, her solo shows haven taken home TOP OF FRINGE, ENCORE PRODUCER AWARDS, & several other accolades!
Johnson teaches a 100% FREE, 100% AWESOME weekly solo theatre technique and development class through her company Soaring Solo Los Angeles LLC at the White Fire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. She invites you to join her for this FREE ongoing class and learn the art of creating the one person show! She also offers very affordable one on one coaching sessions via Skype or in person. Please inquire about rates and availability for one on one sessions. To be added to the Soaring Solo email chain and receive updates on upcoming FREE class details, or to schedule a paid private Skype coaching from anywhere in the world or meet in person with JLJ, please email SoaringSoloArtist@gmail.com!
Check out some of these solo shows that Johnson has worked on below!