J.J. Johnson

Faculty

Role

Adult Programs

James J. Johnson, or J. J., is a DC-based actor/writer who recently appeared in the film 51st State produced by Arena Stage. Other local credits include: The Royale, Hero’s Welcome (1st Stage); Les Deux Noirs (Mosaic Theatre Company); Ruined (Arena Stage); Our Suburb (Theater J); The Member of the Wedding (Ford’s Theatre); The Unmentionables (Woolly Mammoth Theatre); Kingdom, Wedding Dance, Buffalo Hair (African Continuum Theatre Co.); Anna Lucasta (Rep Stage); Jungle Book (Adventure Theatre MTC); Zomo the Rabbit (2009), P. Nokio, (Imagination Stage); Homer P. Figg (Kennedy Center). FILM: Too Saved, Nocturnal Agony, The New N-Word and The Henchman’s War. J. J. is a founding member of Galvanize DC, a support network for Black DMV theatre artists, and is one of several newly-announced recipients of a Solo Work Commission from 1st Stage.

Training

BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University

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