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Welcome to my website!

My name is Johnny. I'm an actor, director, teacher and writer. On my home page here I have listed four solo shows that I can perform at your school, theater, prison, or other venue. Contact me if you are interested. 

On Tuesday, November 13th, I will be performing my solo version of King Lear at Lewis and Clark College at 7:30 pm. Admission is free.

This past year (2012) I directed a production of Twelve Angry Men at Two Rivers Correctional Institution, near Umatilla, Oregon. In 2011, I directed a production of Shakespeare's  Twelfth Night there. Bushra Azzouz is making a feature-length documentary film about our 2010 production at TRCI: A  Midsummer Night's Dream in Prison.

(For more about the film and about the things I do in prison, see www.openheartsopenminds.net.)



Hamlet

HamletI premiered this show in June of 2005 at Brooklyn Bay, in Portland, Oregon. I have subsequently performed it in prison, in theaters, high schools and colleges around the Northwest. Also at the Teatro Tanque in Guanajuato, Mexico! If you are teaching Hamlet and would like to bring this hour-and-a-half long show to your school, please contact me. (It's also possible for me to do an hour-long version.) If you would like me to bring this show to your theater, prison or other venue, please call me at 503-347-6869 or email me at stallingsjohnny@gmail.com .

In 2008, I directed a production of Hamlet at Two Rivers Correctional Institution, near Umatilla, Oregon. The six-month rehearsal period began March 12, 2008. There were six performances. Two performances, on October 7, 2008, were open to the general public. The inmate-actors were given a standing ovation. It was the first time that inmates at an Oregon prison performed a play by Shakespeare.


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King Lear

King LearI first performed my solo version of King Lear in the Spring of 1978, thanks to a CETA grant from the Metropolitan Arts Commission of Portland. Keith Scales directed me. Since then I have performed it in schools, theaters, and prisons, mostly around the Northwest, but also at the Cornelia Connelly Theater in New York. I will be performing this show on Tuesday, November 13, at Lewis and Clark College at 7:30 pm. Admission is free. If you would like me to bring this show to your school, theater, prison or other venue, please call me at 503-347-6869 or email me at stallingsjohnny@gmail.com .  

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Silence

Silence

Silence  is a piece about meditation and spiritual search. If you or your group are interested in these topics, contact me about giving a performance. Call me at 503-347-6869 or email me at stallingsjohnny@gmail.com . 

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Song of Myself

Song of Myself

Song of Myself may be the most exhilarating first-hand account in the world's literature of the mystic's experience of the sacredness of everyone and everything. If you would like to arrange for a performance at a school, theater, prison, or other venue, please call me at 503-347-6869, or email me at  stallingsjohnny@gmail.com


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