Morgan Johnson is an interdisciplinary artist and theatre creator who aims to use performance for social change. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Windsor during which time she also studied at the Moscow Art Theatre School and with the SITI company. She also has a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University, where she developed the autoethnographic, multimedia solo performance piece Imperceptible, which focused on Indigenous/Settler relations in Canada around issues of environmental and social injustice. Select past credits include: performer in Blood + Soil by Theatre Artaud; performer in There is No Word for Wilderness (a site-specific mask show); co-creator/performer for Terra Incognita (an immersive performance piece about consumer culture using mask theatre); title performer in Susannah Bird (Winnipeg and Edmonton Fringe Festivals 2015); and creator/performer in the solo show High Tide: On the Life and Writings of Rachel Carson (Ottawa Fringe Festival 2014). Morgan is currently co-artistic leader of Animacy Theatre Collective, where she recently was co-creator/performer for Upstream Downtown (Toronto Festival of Clowns, Toronto Fringe, and with Evergreen Brickworks and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority), directed by Martha Ross. She has trained in Pochinko clown performance at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance with John Turner.
This July 2019, Alexandra will be going to the 34th International Seminar in the Art of Mask in Commedia dell’Arte in Padova, Italy thanks to the support of the Chalmer’s Professional Development Fund administered by the Ontario Art Council.
“It has been an absolute dream of mine to attend the Sartori workshop in Italy. I gratefully acknowledge the support of the Chalmer’s Professional Develop Fund administered by the Ontario Art Council.” – Alexandra Simpson