Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson
Poet, Playwright, Translator

Dave Johnson is the author of the play, Baptized To The Bone (Dramatists Play Service) and Marble Shoot, a book of poems (Hummingbird Press/Wake Forest University).  A production of Baptized To The Bone enjoyed a run of sold-out performances through May 3, 2009 at the New Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.  The play also received awards of best actor and best new play from the Dallas/Fort Worth Critics Forum for the production at The Water Tower Theatre in Dallas.  Dave was critically acclaimed as an actor as well, by The New York Times, for his role in Romulus Linney’s play, True Crimes (1996), and by The Village Voice (1997) for his role in Linney’s Mock Trial.  Dave appeared as a featured poet on CNN International News and was presented as guest artist for The Manhattan Borough President’s inauguration 2006 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.   His newest works include a CD recording of original poems, Dead Heat (Champion Records) and a co-translation of the stage-play, Gomorrah.  He teaches writing at Yale University and The Cooper Union.  Dave is currently a visiting Faculty Member of the MFA writing program at The New School.

2 thoughts on “Dave Johnson

  1. marta

    Seeing Sister, Cousin, Aunt in Translation was a tremendous experience for us in Rome. Are you planning to translate more of this writer’s work and produce it in Italy.

  2. admin Post author

    Dear Marta, thank you! We are now in the process of organizing the tour of the performance in Italy… then hopefully we’ll translate more work by Dave Johnson. There is another play waiting… Grazie, KIT

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