C. A. Johnson hails from Metairie Louisiana, but currently lives and writes in Queens, NY. Her plays include All the Natalie Portmans (upcoming at MCC Theater in 2020), Thirst (2017 Kilroys List,The Contemporary American Theater Festival), The Climb (2018 Cherry Lane Mentor Project), An American Feast (NYU Playwrights Horizons Theater School), and Mother Tongue. She is currently the Tow Playwright in Residence at MCC Theater and a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center. She was previously the 2018 P73 Playwriting Fellow, The Lark's 2016-17 Van Lier Fellow, a Dramatists Guild Fellow, a member of The Civilians R&D Group, a member of The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm, a Sundance/Ucross Fellow, and a 2018 Sundance Theatre Lab Fellow. Her work has been developed with The Lark, PlayPenn, Luna Stage, Open Bar Theatricals, The Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation, and The Fire This Time Festival. She has a B.A. from Smith College and an M.F.A. from NYU.
While taking part in the first iteration of Virtual MacDowell, C.A. worked on the second draft of a new play.
Portrait by Ruth Isserman