Greg Johnson, Professor email
Artistic Director of Montana Repertory Theatre
Acting, Professional Theatre
Greg has served as the artistic director of Montana Repertory Theatre since 1990. He brought with him a commitment to excellence developed during his years of experience in the New York theatre, working with the best directors, choreographers, actors, designers and playwrights in the country. He brings his energy and expertise to every aspect of his involvement with Montana Rep and the School of Theatre & Dance.
Greg'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. He spent twenty years working in the professional theatre in New York City as an actor, stage manager, and director before coming to Montana to run Montana Rep.
Since joining Montana Rep, Greg has produced over sixty plays. For the Rep he has directed Broadway Bound, Nunsense II, The Heidi Chronicles, Someone Who'll Watch over Me, Lend Me a Tenor, The Real Thing, Willi, The Voice Of the Prairie, Anton in Show Business, Antigone, and Sex, Drugs, Rock And Roll. He has also directed the Rep's national tours of To Kill a Mockingbird, It’s a Wonderful Life, Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Trip to Bountiful, and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. In addition, he is responsible for developing "The Missoula Colony: A Gathering of Artists in Support of the Writer's Craft” and Montana Rep Missoula, presenting plays locally of significant social relevance. He has been a review panellist for the National Endowment for the Arts. Greg is currently directing the School of Theatre & Dance's December production of Hamlet and will turn to directing the Rep's national tour of Leading Ladies in January 2010.
Greg has worked for years in the Missoula community, serving on various boards, developing projects with The Missoula Children’s Theatre, working with “Leadership Missoula” as a keynote speaker, working with Sunrise Rotary, and managing the Virginia City Players.
Internationally Greg is currently developing a partnership with The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, and strengthening ties with the Drama Department at University College Cork in anticipation of further faculty, staff, and student exchanges.