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Johnna Adams

JOHNNA ADAMS

  (1972 - )

Nationality:    USA
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a native Texan, Johnna Adams has been writing plays for over 15 years. She currently lives in Los Angeles and has several plays in development. Johnna's plays COCKFIGHTeRS and the SaCReD GeOMeTRY OF S&M PORN were published by Original Works Publishing in 2006. Rude Guerilla Theater Company produced the SaCReD GeOMeTRY OF S&M PORN to sold-out crowds in November 2005, and the play won the 2006 Best New Play award from the critics at the OC Weekly. the Oberon Theatre ensemble produced COCKFIGHTeRS at the Jan Hus Playhouse (New York, NY, 2003). COCKFIGHTeRS won the Orange County Weekly's 2002 Best Play award, a silver medal in the 2003 Pinter Prize, and was a finalist in the 2002 National Arts Club Playwrights First award. She has recently attended workshops with Paula Vogel, Mac Wellman, Leon Martell, Jose Rivera, and Noah Haidle. She holds a BFa in acting and playwriting from DePaul University's Theatre School.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America

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        8 Little Antichrists         Angel Eaters         Clovis         Cockfighters         Death Comes To Us All         Gidion's Knot         Gingerbread House Demolition, The         How To Suck A Million Toes And Not Get Electrocuted Once         In the Absence Of Angels         Judith Christ         Lickspittles, Buttonholers And Pernicious Go-Betweens         Miracle Of Mary Mack's Baby, The         Nude On the Beach         Nurture         Perceptionist, The         Piper Mckenzie's Dainty Cadaver         Rattlers         Sacred Geometry Of S&M Porn, The         Sans Merci         Sinner To the Bone         Storm Riders         Terraforming the Planet Wellness         Truth About Santa, The         Tumblewings         Untranslatables



8 Little Antichrists

Synopsis:
Set 20 years in the future, the final play of the trilogy imagines a dystopia where Disney Corporation runs jails and SONY clones workers. Skipping ahead two generations, 8 Little antichrists follows Osley's (from RaTTLeRS) grandchildren - Jeremy and Melanie - in their quest to stop the apocalypse and save the world from the antichrists. This story is the thrilling conclusion to a three play battle between good and evil, love and loss

Notes:
part of the Angel eaters Trilogy

1st Produced:
Wings Theater, 154 Christopher Street, Basement, New York, NY 10014    2008

Organisations:
Flux Theatre ensemble

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Angel Eaters

Synopsis:
Joann, a slow girl growing up poor in 1930's Oklahoma, claims to talk to angels and raise animals from the dead. But when her Father dies and her sister gets pregnant, the angel's message takes a darker turn. as her mother hires a pair of carnies to rise her dead husband, Joann struggles to understand if her growing power is good or evil and whether she should fight God to bring her Father back. This fiercely comic and cosmic Drama of good versus evil plays out through one family struggling to survive the death and loss of the Dust Bowl.

Notes:
part of the Angel eaters Trilogy

1st Produced:
Wings Theater, 154 Christopher Street, Basement, New York, NY 10014    2008

Organisations:
Flux Theatre ensemble

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Clovis

Synopsis:
Clovis was a bully. He is dead and Deputy Duey has the task of interviewing his family to find out who dunnit.

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Comedy

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Cockfighters

Cockfighters
takes place in a lonely West Texas town where vengeance and violence come more naturally to the Fowler family than to the gamecocks they fight.

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Original Works, Los Angeles >>>    ow-cockfighters

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Death Comes To Us All

Death Comes To Us All
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Ten Min

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Gidion's Knot

Synopsis:
Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother's son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severelyor he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion's act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.

Notes:
part of New York Playwright Festival

1st Produced:
Access theatre
380 Broadway, 4th floor, New York, NY 10013    11 Oct 2011

Organisations:
Project Y Theatre

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY   978-0-8222-2967-4

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Gingerbread House Demolition, The

Gingerbread House Demolition, The
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Ten Min

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How To Suck A Million Toes And Not Get Electrocuted Once

Synopsis:
What to do when a beloved pet dies

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Ten minute play

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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In the Absence Of Angels

Synopsis:
a movie star has attempted suicide on the set of her latest film. She goes to stay with her aunt pursued by the paparazzi

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Judith Christ

Synopsis:
Judith believes she is the reincarnation of Jesus. She can heal - but only when she is drunk.

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One act

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Lickspittles, Buttonholers And Pernicious Go-Betweens

Synopsis:
the ladies of the enhancement of the Christian Mind have invited a preacher to address them. He tells them that unless they do as he says the World will end tomorrow

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1st Produced:
Theaterlab 3
137 W. 14th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10011    14 Sep 2013

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http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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Miracle Of Mary Mack's Baby, The

Synopsis:
Mary pulls a green thing out of an UFO that crashes in front of her house. She thinks it has been sent by the Lord but the rest of the town are convinced it is the start of an alien invasion. Meanwhile Mary's husband has decided to murder her. . .

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Nude On the Beach

Synopsis:
a married couple are having problems. their priest tells them to go to a nudist colony and sort things out.

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Nurture

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Nurture was the winner of the inaugural Sin City New Play Contest. It was selected out of almost 400 entries and the production was a critical and box office hit, honored as 'Best of 2012' by the Las Vegas Weekly.

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Original Works Publishing    -

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Perceptionist, The

Synopsis:
Celeste is to pose for a famous artist. But she is shown into a padded cell where the artist is in a straight jacket and there are no paints

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Genre:
Ten minute play

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Piper Mckenzie's Dainty Cadaver

Synopsis:
18 playwrights. 3 plays. One performance of each. Piper McKenzie's Dainty Cadaver is an exquisite Corpse-style playmaking project in which multiple playwrights collaborate on a single work without knowing what the hell the others are doing. each writer reads the previous scene, writes a new scene, and passes it on to the next writer - who doesn't see any of what came earlier. Beautiful madness ensues. For its inaugural edition, Piper McKenzie will present one-night-only performances of three new plays written in this unique collaborative style, with results ranging from inspired chaos to eerie synchronicity - all tied together by the unique voices of 18 hot playwrights, divided into three teams and staged by three directors. the teams and their performance details are as follows: TeaM a: Fri 1/28, 8pm: Johnna adams, Eric Bland, Jeff Lewonczyk, Mac Rogers, Crystal Skillman, art Wallace. Directed by Jordana Williams. TeaM B: Sat 1/29, 8pm: Danny Bowes, Matt Freeman, Qui Nguyen, Carolyn Raship, August Schulenburg, alexis Sottile. Directed by Hope Cartelli. TeaM C: Sun 1/30, 3pm: Maggie Cino, James Comtois, John DeVore, Cara Francis, Rich Lovejoy, Justin Maxwell. Directed by John Hurley.
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1st Produced:
Brick theatre
575 Metropolitan avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211    28 Jan 2011

Organisations:
Piper McKenzie Productions

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Rattlers

Synopsis:
the second play, set in the 1980's, follows the children of the survivors of aNGeL eaTeRS. Unwilling to accept her sister Kate's death, ernelle kidnaps Osley, her ex-lover and uses dark methods of persuasion to convince him to raise Kate from the dead. Meanwhile, Kate and ernelle's mother, believing her daughter was murdered, seeks revenge, while the two men who may have killed her share memories of the woman they loved. This hauntingly intimate play examines how love can drive good people to acts of unspeakable violence.

Notes:
part of the Angel eaters Trilogy

1st Produced:
Wings Theater, 154 Christopher Street, Basement, New York, NY 10014    2008

Organisations:
Flux Theatre ensemble

1st Published:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Sacred Geometry Of S&M Porn, The

Sacred Geometry Of S&M Porn, The
a troubled young man with a stack of dirty magazines a dead woman stealing souls a televAngelist grilled by Mike Wallace a whore seeking enlightenment a disgruntled woman wielding a gun = an assassination plot, weird sex, the Crystal Cathedral, a whole lotta money and a new religion

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Original Works, Los Angeles >>>    ow-sacred-geometry

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Genre:
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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  16 actors playing various roles

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Sans Merci

Synopsis:
When Elizabeth sent her daughter Tracy to college to study literature, she never thought her remains would be returned to her less than a year later. Soon she discovers that Tracy was influenced by her new roommate Kelly to become an activist, like Rachel Corrie, only to suffer a similar fate. In an act of desperation, Elizabeth flies to California to confront Kelly about the mysterious circumstances surrounding her daughter's death
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1st Produced:
Roy Arias Studios & Theatres, NY    2008

Organisations:
Mauetic Theatre Works

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY (2015)   -

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Genre:
Play Drama

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Sinner To the Bone

Synopsis:
When their aged mother takes a fall the Crowley children face a dilEmma

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Storm Riders

Synopsis:
18 year old Kyle is mowing Lainie's lawn. She has decided that today is the day to seduce him. But is seduction that easy?

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One act

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Terraforming the Planet Wellness

Synopsis:
the one about the paranoid child, the two psychopathic teenage girls, the alien and the vampire

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Truth About Santa, The

Synopsis:
Santa runs his establishment like a concentration camp. the perimeter has barbed wire and is patrolled by armed reindeer. and genetic experiments make sure the elves stay small and have pointy ears

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Tumblewings

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1st Produced:
Dorothy Streslin Theater, Abingdon    12 Jun 2006

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Untranslatables

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1st Produced:
A Foreplay Staged Reading Series By Flux Theatre Ensemble, Fontana's In New York City.    26 Mar 2012

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in "Human 2.0 Part 1", http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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