William James Johnson
MFA, Penn State
Building: PAC 201
Department Position: Professor
CSUC directing credits include: Tartuffe, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Woolgatherer, Terra Nova, The Hot L Baltimore, Our Country’s Good, City of Angels, Baby With The Bathwater, Luv and Love Letters.
Bill adapted Lynn Elliott’s memoir, Another Child’s Christmas In Wales, at CSUC and gave the play its first staging. It is published by the Drama Association of Wales.
Other directing credits include: FM, off-off Broadway in New York, assistant director on Moon Over Miami and Campion at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, How I Learned to Drive at the Chico Creek Theatre Festival (Blue Room) in Chico.
Acting credits include roles at Houston’s Alley Theatre, the Houston and Colorado Shakespeare Festivals, Stage #1 in Dallas, the Pennsylvania Festival Theatre. Locally: Mr. Peachum in The Threepenney Opera, Serge in Art at The Blue Room, Gabe in Dinner With Friends at the Chico Cabaret, and Malvolio in Twelfth Night at Shakespeare in the Park.
He has taught in London as part of Chico State’s London Semester.
Bill is a member of Actor’s Equity Association, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and Theatre Communications Group.