Workshop: Theatre Dance in the 20th Century Workshop, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies University of Toronto

Conducted by Choreographer Don Johanson

November 11th, 10am-1pm in the Luella Massey Studio Theatre

Cap: 18
Register by emailing rebecca.biason@utoronto.ca by November 9th

This workshop focuses on the evolution of theatre dance in the 20th Century, and will include styles of dance from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.

Don Johanson;
Off-Broadway, Don choreographed the original production of Sondheim’s Marry Me A Little as well as NYC revivals of The Boys From Syracuse, and Company. He directed and choreographed an acclaimed production of Gershwin’s Lady Be Good and the dance/play Invisible Child which played the Midtown International Theatre Festival. He directed and choreographed the Kopit/Yeston Phantom at Gateway Playhouse and staged South Pacific at the Westchester Broadway Theatre. He also directed Neil Simon’s Rumors for the All Souls Players. Don won the Silver Lemon for directing Screwing Rachel at the Bad Plays Festival in the East Village. As a Broadway performer, Don was in the revival of Tom Stop-pard’s Jumpers and originated roles in George Wolfe’s Jelly’s Last Jam and Tommy Tune’s The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public. Other Broadway cred-its include Richard Rodgers’ Rex, The American Dance Machine and the magical Mr. Mistoffelees in Cats.

Don has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Carolina and he was awarded the Order of the Palmetto by the governor, the highest honor the state of South Carolina can bestow upon a private individual. He is a member of SDC, AEA, and SAG-AFTRA.