Contact: Carolyn Howard-Johnson, publicist
Author’s Website: www.howtodoitfrugally.com/A_to_Z.htm
For Immediate Release
Los Angeles author and playwright Lance Johnson’s play Taming the Male Chauvinist was selected for inclusion in the 2018 Playwriting Symposium’s 10-Minute Play Festival of the Mid-America Theatre Conference.
MATC is known as the publisher of Theater History Studies and their annual conference supporting playwrights. They vetted blind submissions plays to the Playwriting Symposium and Johnson’s play was chosen for participation.
Taming the Male Chauvinist, set in 1947, was excerpted from Johnson’s longer work, Community Service which won an award from Pacific Palisades Theater in Southern California and was staged by that theater in 2016. (www.TheatrePalisadees.com). The National Marine Corps Heritage Foundation honored it “for a distinguished play or screenplay…dealing with U.S. Marine Corps heritage.” To honor the play and playwright, an engraved brick was placed in Semper Fi Park adjacent to the Museum, Quantico, VA. Chauvinist was also honored by The Players Theater, in Sarasota, FL, in November of 2017 and was produced in 2016 for an off-Broadway production in New York City.
Lance Johnson has appeared in movies, stage plays (best actor nominations), national commercials and TV, including a lead American role in a twenty-eight-part China TV production. He performed in Pacific Palisades Theatre’s The Best Man by Gore Vidal in which the Palisadian-Post said, “Lance Johnson is outstanding as…ex-president Art Hockstader.”
Johnson is also the author of the award-winning book, What Foreigners Need to Know About America from A to Z. It was endorsed by ambassadors from China to the US, and the US to China. It was also selected by American university hosts of Fulbright scholars as recommended reading and is now available in China in Simplified Chinese and the Ukraine in Ukrainian. The book is the result of his interest in travel and politics. He traveled or lived in 85 countries and 49 of the 50 states. His passport is fatter than a pocket-sized paperback book and his understanding of his own culture increased as he learned more about the cultures of others.
The Mid-America Theatre Conference begins Thursday afternoon March 15, 2018 and concludes Sunday morning March 18, 2018. MATC is a friendly conference with many opportunities for fellowship. We hope you will join us for all four days!
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This year, early-bird registration costs will be $199 for faculty and $139 for students, adjunct / part-time faculty, independent scholars, and Independent artists. Early registration is available through Friday February 16, 2018. Registration is available NOW on our website at http://matc.us/the-conference/conference-registration.
After February 16th, the regular registration costs will be $230 for faculty and $170 for students, adjunct or part-time faculty, independent scholars, and independent artists.
Learn more about the playwright and his various pursuits at: www.howtodoitfrugally.com/A_to_Z.htm.