Christine Toy Johnson
CHRISTINE TOY JOHNSON is an award-winning writer, actor, director and advocate for inclusion. The Library of Congress included an anthology of her written work in the Asian Pacific American Performing Arts Collection in 2010. Plays and musicals include Barcelona (book and lyrics with composer/lyricist Jason Ma, developed at the Weston Playhouse, CAP21, and Village Theatre), Till Soon, Anne (book and lyrics with composer Bobby Cronin, developed in residencies at the O’Neill Theater Center), The New Deal (part of “Different Voices” at Roundabout Theatre Company), The Secret Wisdom of Trees (featured in Applause Books’ upcoming “Later Chapters Monologue Anthology”), Truth Against the World: The Life and Loves of Frank Lloyd Wright (developed in residency at the O’Neill, upcoming world premiere at UNC), and Diary of a Domestic Goddess (with Kevin Duda, upcoming world premiere at Roxy’s Downtown Theatre, Wichita, KS). Her screenplay Jumping the Third Rail won a Meryl Streep/IRIS Writing Lab fellowship in 2016.