Jim Johnson

Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Theatre & Dance, University of Houston


Contributions to IDEA:
Texas 14 | Texas 15 | Texas 16

Special Collections:
Enchanted April | Hapgood | Lend Me a Tenor | Les Liaisons Dangereuses | Molly Sweeney | Paradise Hotel  | Polish Joke | Ring Round the Moon | Steel Magnolias


Bio: Jim Johnson is a Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance. He works professionally as an actor, director, and voice and dialect coach. In 2007, he founded Accent Help and continues to develop accent training materials for the website, and each summer Jim teaches and performs with the Prague Shakespeare Company. He is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework and a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers’ Association. He received his MFA in Acting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the former Director of UH’s School of Theatre & Dance, and he previously served on the faculty of The Theatre School of DePaul University and taught at the Audition Studio in Chicago, Illinois. He is represented by Pastorini-Bosby Talent Agency and is a member of Actors’ Equity. Jim has served as a voice and dialect coach for numerous productions at the Houston Grand Opera and Houston’s Alley Theatre, as well as coaching productions at Westport Country Playhouse, Stages Repertory, First Folio Shakespeare, and many other companies.


Contact: accentjim@gmail.com; https://uh.edu/kgmca/theatre-and-dance/about/faculty/johnson

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