Department of Music and Theatre

William Johnson, MFA

Professor (He/Him)

William 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.

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Course Instruction
  • THEA 240: Voice for Performance
  • THEA 250: Textual Analysis for Production
  • THEA 260: Intermediate Acting
  • THEA 360: Scene Study
  • THEA 110: Intro to Theatre Arts