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"Art Montana: Greg Johnson" (2014)

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Profile of Greg Johnson, Artistic Director of the Montana Repertory Theatre at the University of Montana. Greg Johnson has served as artistic director of the Montana Rep since 1990. He brought with him a commitment to excellence developed during years of experience in the New York theatre, where he worked with the best directors, choreographers, actors, designers, and playwrights in the country. From Neil Simon and Gene Saks to Hugh Leonard, Melvin Bernhardt, Elizabeth Ashley, Beth Henley, Christine Baranski, Andie MacDowell, and Barnard Hughes, Greg has been privileged to work with the finest. He brings his energy and expertise to every aspect of his involvement with Montana Rep. Greg Johnson's Broadway credits include Biloxi Blues; Crimes of the Heart; Is There Life After High School?; Da; and Hide and Seek. National tours include the Broadway productions of Steel Magnolias, Crimes of the Heart, and Biloxi Blues. Greg spent nineteen years working in the professional theatre in New York City as an actor, stage manager, and director before coming to Montana to head Montana Rep. Since joining Montana Rep, Greg has directed and produced over 100 theatre events, including Broadway Bound; The Heidi Chronicles; Someone Who'll Watch over Me; Lend Me a Tenor; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; The Real Thing; The Voice of The Prairie; Thom Pain; Ashes to Ashes; The Dumbwaiter; Anton in Show Business; Eating 'round the Bruise; and Antigone: 2026. He also directed the national tours of It's a Wonderful Life; Death of a Salesman; A Streetcar Named Desire; The Trip to Bountiful; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Leading Ladies; Doubt, a parable; and Biloxi Blues. In addition, he is responsible for development of The Missoula Colony: A Celebration of Artists in Support of the Writers' Craft at the University of Montana, and Montana Rep Missoula, which brought cutting-edge theatre to downtown audiences. Greg has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and, with the Rep, is a member of Theatre Communications Group, a national network of regional theatres. He serves on the faculty of the University of Montana College of Visual and Performing Arts. Produced by Paige Williams/Porch Productions. http://www.porchproductions.net/home.html