Craig Johnson

Last updated

March 8, 2019


Craig Johnson is a Minneapolis-based theater director, actor, teacher, writer, and acting coach with over 250 production credits at many area theaters. 


Craig Johnson

4604 Park Avenue  |  Minneapolis, MN 55407
C 612.240.2318  |


Representative Roles 150 productions, 1979-present

Andre - The Father - Gremlin Theatre (Ellen Fenster)

Doyle - The Nether - The Jungle Theater (Casey Stengl)

Bumbrake/Teacher - Peter and the Star Catcher - Theatre Latte Da (Joel Sass)

Quince/Egeus - Midsummer Night's Dream - Park Square Theatre (Jef- Hall-Flavin) 

Roberto - Death and the Maiden - Torch Theater (David Mann)

Prince  -  Rocket to the Moon  -  Gremlin Theatre  (Ellen Fenster)

Marcel/Desiree  -  Cyrano   -  Park Square Theatre  (Joe Chvala)

Don Quixote  -  Camino Real  -  Girl Friday Productions  (Ben McGovern)

Oscar Wilde  -  Gross Indecency  -  Walking Shadow  (Amy Rummenie)

Man   -  Turn of the Screw  -  Torch Theater   (David Mann)

Kenny   -  Laughter on the 23rd Floor   -  Park Square Theatre  (Zach Curtis)

Jack/Ted/Clark  -  A Short Play About 9/11  -  Workhaus Collective   (Dominic Orlando)

Vanya   -  Uncle Vanya (also adaptation) -  Gremlin Theatre  (Janice Stone)

Arnold  -  The Boys Next Door  -  Pioneer Place on Fifth  (Peter Moore)

Pedant   -  Taming of the Shrew  -  Theatre Pro Rata  (Carin Bratlie Wethern)

Oscar Wilde   -  Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily  -  Park Square Theatre  (David Mann)

Gratiano  -  Othello  -  Park Square Theatre  (Richard Cook)

Moriarty  -  Sherlock Holmes: Final Adventure  -  Paul Bunyan Playhouse  (Zach Curtis)

Wolfe  -  Raskol  -  Ten Thousand Things Theatre  (Michelle Hensley)

Blanche  -  What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?  -  Torch Theater  (Peter Rothstein)

Duchess  -  Richard III  -  Ten Thousand Things Theatre  (Michelle Hensley)

Ensemble  -  The Lutefisk Champ (also writer)  -  History Theatre  (Ron Peluso)

Harry Roat  -  Wait Until Dark  -  Gremlin Theatre  (Sarah Gioia)


Other Interesting Things
Training: B.A. (magna cum laude) Theatre and English, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1982
Instructor: University of St. Catherine, Shakespearean Youth Theatre, University of Minnesota, private acting coach (monologues, auditions, scenework)
Related work: writing, producing, directing (resume available upon request)
Recognition: Ivey Award 2011, directing, Street Scene; Ivey Award 2013, acting, Gross Indecency; City Pages, 2013 Theatre Artist of the Year; Lavender Magazine, 2011 & 2015 Theatre Artist of the Year; Twin Cities Theatre Bloggers Award, Favorite Director of a Play, 2015

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