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Theatrewolf Podcast

Jan 23, 2021

Bryan Johnson is an award-winning Props and Special Effects Designer, Artisan and Technician for theatre, opera, film and television. Bryan was awarded the 2010 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Design award for his Special Effects design for the Tulsa Community College production of Elektra. Bryan is also a three-time KCACTF Region 6 award winner.

Bryan went on to become a Lead Props and Special Effects Technician with Blue Man Group-Las Vegas for five years, where he fabricated, maintained and operated the long running show. During his time with Blue Man Group, Bryan designed and created several themed art installations for the company’s involvement with the local community. As a puppeteer for the show, Bryan also worked hands-on with Michael Curry puppetry and robotic show elements from Show Creators. His work has appeared worldwide in publications, including "Stage Directions" and “Lighting & Sound America.”  Bryan’s theatrical body of work includes; Props Design and Artisanship, Magic/Illusion Design, Mask Making, Puppetry, Lighting Design and Special Effects Makeup.

Bryan currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he owns and operates 'Bryan Johnson Creative' and is the Properties Designer and Artisan with the Tulsa Opera. He is a member of the Society of Props Artisan Managers, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, a faculty member with The Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas and remains active with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.


Bryan’s Instagram: @bryanjohnsoncreative

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