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Susan Johnston

SUSAN JOHNSTON

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Abrams Artists Agency  

Susan Johnston is a seven-time published playwright who completed her MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she received the Harry Kondoleon Playwriting award. Her plays have been produced and/or read all over the country. She's received a MacDowell Colony residency, a Jerome Fellowship and was a Fulbright nominee. She has been the recipient of an Nea grant, a MN State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant, a WV State Arts Grant and the Pilgrim Project Grant. She won the 2009 La Weekly annual Theatre award for Playwriting for her play How Cissy Grew which was published by Dramatic Publishing in July 2009. How Cissy Grew is currently in development with the New Group, NYC. In addition, Susan has worked as a film industry reporter for Interview magazine and was an interstitial writer for a&e's popular Biography series. Her first novel Party Favors co-authored with Nicole Sexton was purchased by entendre Films with Susan attached as scribe. She is currently on deadline for the screenplay of Party Favors plus two new novels, Brother Stateless, Sister Refugee and her own memoir Mentropy. Her webisode series, the Making Of. . .is in development with Brick City TV. Susan is represented by abrams artists agency in NY and Principal entertainment in LA. She originally hails from Charleston, WV but currently resides in Santa MonicA.

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below is a list of Susan Johnston's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Anatomy Of A Woman In Two Part Harmony         April's Fool         Bourgie Willie B, The         Death Of the Smiley Face         Finding the Eye         Four Wives Armstrong         How Cissy Grew         Lizzie Loves Joe, Joe Loves Sharon         Love & the Berry In Her Head         Old Woman Flying         One Girl Drummer         Saving Pink         Sister Blue



Anatomy Of A Woman In Two Part Harmony

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Ddw Festival Of New Works, NY    2001

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monologue for two

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April's Fool

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Manhattan Theater Source, NY    2001

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monologue with song

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Bourgie Willie B, The

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Reading ,The Echo Theatre, Ca    38384

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Death Of the Smiley Face

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1st Produced:
Pine View Drama League Of Sarasota, Fl    1999

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Eldridge Publishing Company, 1999   -

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full-length for TYA

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Finding the Eye

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the embrace of Latino family touches Hannah, a gentle Southern transplant living the life of a single woman in NYC. Swept up in a world of salsa dancing, Hannah searches for a meaningful relationship with the charming and confident Matteo. But his addictions turn their love into a dance of dependency. as a deep friendship develops between Hannah and her neighbor, "Mama," Hannah must find the strength to make decisions about her past, her future and her own identity.

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1st Produced:
Reading The Lark Theatre, NY    Aug 2002

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Four Wives Armstrong

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Cabaret

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How Cissy Grew

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When she was a baby Cissy was abducted but returned almost straight away. Her mother Darla blamed her boyfriend Butch. Butch claims he had nothing to do with it. Over the years the two argue and argue about the abduction. In her teens Cissy becomes very promiscuous with a penchant for innocent boys. At fourteen she is pregnant and the fragile family falls apart

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1st Produced:
El Portal Forum Theatre, Ca    Oct 2008

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Dramatic Publishing, Mar 2009   -

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Lizzie Loves Joe, Joe Loves Sharon

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Teenagers in love

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1st Produced:
Pine View Drama League Of Sarasota, Fl    May 2000

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Eldridge Publishing Company, 2000   -

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for TYA One act

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Love & the Berry In Her Head

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The Provincetown Playhouse, NY    2000

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Ten Min

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Old Woman Flying

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2nd place, Norfolk Southern Foundation New Play Contest 2002

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One Girl Drummer

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When Sabrina defends the school janitor and stands up to Donna, the Head Majorette, she loses her friends, her boyfriend, and her life of easy popularity. Furious, Sabrina enlists the team of Flag Girls as her allies in a cutthroat battle for the title of Homecoming Queen. When a drummer girl named Liddy steps into her life, Sabrina thinks twice about what winning means-and faces a difficult choice between honesty and acceptance. the play deals with seemingly "adult" issues confronted by students every day. Ms. Johnston is deeply dedicated to writing socially relevant and serious work for young adults. "I've been very fortunate to have the support of artistic directors and publishers who give me the freedom to write truthfully, "says Ms. Johnston.

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1st Produced:
City Lights Youth Theatre, NY    37653

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Brooklyn Publishers, Nov 2004   -

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full-length for teens

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Saving Pink

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Reading The Playwright's Center Of Minneapolis, Mn    2002

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Sister Blue

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Aea's Black History Month Celebration, NY    2000

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one-person show

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