#115 – Melody Johnson

Having performed from her hometown of Brantford, Ontario to Singapore, Melody has enjoyed moving from dramatic to comedic roles for over the last twenty years. Soon after graduating with a BFA from York University’s Theatre Performance program she began work with now Artistic Director of the Tarragon Theatre, Richard Rose on the Manitoba Theatre Centres’ The Glass Menagerie. Melody then became one of a core group of actors with Necessary Angel Theatre Company. The group dedicated themselves to bringing new Canadian plays to life, (It’s All True, Swollen Tongues, and The Piper). Having worked with many of Canada’s most respected theatre companies, Melody has originated many memorable theatre roles such as Sugar in Claudia Dey’s Trout Stanley for Factory Theatre, Olive/Eva in Jason Sherman’s It’s All True for Tarragon Theatre and a Dora win for the titular role of Mercy in Little Mercy’s First Murder/Tarragon-Shaw Festival. Other favourites include: Assassins for Talk is Free/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, 7 Stories/ Theatre Calgary/CanStage (Betty Mitchell award nomination), In the Next Room Tarragon/MTC, Florence Gibson’s I Think I Can YPT/National Arts Centre, Our Town/Two Planks and a Passion (Merrit Award nomination), Blithe Spirit/Soulpepper. Logging 8 Dora nominations for acting over the years Melody also co created the musical Mimi with Rick Roberts and Allen Cole for the Tarragon Theatre in 2009.

www.melodyjohnson.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Melody-Johnson-214058295823079/
Tickets to Person of Interest: http://www.tarragontheatre.com/show/person-of-interest/

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- 3 days ago

Stageworthy host, @philrickaby will be hosting a livestreamed chat with theatre-maker Eliza Martin to talk about adapting her Fringe Festival hit "Harvey and the Extraordinary" into a book. Join them on October 28 at 7:30PM EDT: https://t.co/wZDCN0BKJS #theaTO #CanLit https://t.co/uIjlDkxF0x
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- 17 days ago

@literasyme Hah! If only I could help with that.
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- 17 days ago

Its always been important to me that the podcast is a service to the Canadian theatre scene. Which brings the question: what does the Canadian theatre scene actually need?
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- 18 days ago

@philrickaby: Announcing the title of my holiday audio drama coming in November! It Sees You When You're Sleeping: a 6 part audio drama for those who like some horror in their holiday cheer. Watch here, or go to https://t.co/DEPofGSgQm to sign up for updates. #itseesyousleeping #audiodrama https://t.co/4CCpvzy1AN
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- 19 days ago

@philrickaby: On this episode of @stageworthypod, I announce that after 6-ish years of producing Stageworthy on a weekly basis, that I'll be taking a bit of a break (probably a couple of months). https://t.co/qdR4m3kqnT
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