College Of Humanities and Fine Arts

Bill Johnson, MFA


William "Bill" Johnson holds an MFA from Penn State. In his 26 years at California State University, Chico, Johnson has taught all levels of acting, voice/speech, and text analysis, and has directed over 20 productions.  He is a past chair of both the Theatre Arts and Music and Theatre departments.

Acting credits include roles at Houston’s Alley Theatre, the Houston and Colorado Shakespeare Festivals, Stage #1 in Dallas, and the Pennsylvania Festival Theatre. Locally, he has acted and directed at the Blue Room, Chico Cabaret, and Shakespeare-in-the-Park. Other directing/assistant directing credits include productions off-off Broadway in New York, and at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.

Portrait of Bill Johnson, MFA
Course Instruction
THEA 240: Voice for Performance
THEA 250: Textual Analysis for Production
THEA 260: Intermediate Acting
THEA 360: Scene Study