Jessica Lynn Johnson, recipient of BEST NATIONAL SOLO ARTIST AWARD, is the Founder & CEO of Soaring Solo LLC, a company dedicated solely to the Direction & Development of one person plays. Jessica is passionate about the transformational power of solo theatre and has aided in the creation of over 100 solo shows (and still going strong)!
Over the years, Jessica’s directorial projects have garnered rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, and have taken home awards such as TOP OF FRINGE, HFF ENCORE PRODUCER AWARDS, TVOLUTION BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE, LARRY CORNWALL AWARD FOR MUSICAL EXCELLENCE & several other accolades! A trio of Jessica’s productions were most recently nominated for the DIVERSE DIVA AWARD by the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, as well as a personal nomination for Female Director of Distinction in Theatre Award by Girl Trip LLC at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
As a published playwright and performer, Jessica has “edu-tained” international audiences touring her own 25 character one person shows ZE and OBLIVIOUS TO EVERYONE for over 13 years.
Jessica is also a proud Board Member and Submission Screening Panelist of the LA Women’s Theatre Festival heading into their 27th year of empowering diverse female artists from all over the world.
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.
Jessica is currently writing her 3rd solo show. So, stay tuned for more details on that.
As a television & film actor and proud member of SAG AFTRA, you can also catch Jessica in her recurring role on Food Network’s Mystery Diners, guest starring on Forensic Files, costarring on Bold & the Beautiful, Tattoo Nightmares, as well as national spots for PayPal, Kawasaki, Time Warner Cable, Jamba Juice, Orly, & many others.
As a writer, Jessica looks forward to publishing both her memoir and her step by step solo show writing guide in the near future.
Thank you for your interest and support in Jessica’s endeavors.
Jessica and the entire Soaring Solo Community wish you Light, love, & abundance.