C.A. Johnson

Thirst (PlayPenn, 2017)

C. A. Johnson is a Louisiana native based in Queens, New York. Her plays include Gossamer, Mother Tongue, The Climb, Waitin’ on the Moon, Elroy Learn his Name, and Thirst. She is The Lark’s 2016-17 Van Lier Playwriting Fellow, a 2016-2017 Dramatists Guild Fellow, a member of the 2017 Working Farm Series, and a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center. Her work has been developed with The Lark, Open Bar Theatricals, UC San Diego, The Civilians R & D Group, The Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation, and The Fire This Time Festival. In addition to her playwriting, C.A. was a Mellon Mays undergraduate fellow, a winner of a Legacy Prize from The Creativity Foundation, and a creative writing instructor at her alma mater, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC. BA: Smith College MFA: NYU