Lynn-Steven Johanson, MFA

Title:  Playwright

Company:  Self-Employed

Location:  Illinois, United States 


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2019)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Marquis Who’s Who (1998-1999)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Marquis Who’s Who (1992-1993)
  • Recipient, Second Place Award, Third Annual Playwrights Jamboree, Rhino Theatre Company, Pompton Lakes, NJ (2018)
  • Semi-Finalist, Ashland New Plays Festival, Ashland, OR (2016)
  • Finalist, 18th Annual Arts and Letters Drama Prize, Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA (2016)
  • Finalist, Pint Sized Script Slam, Fishguard, United Kingdom (2013)
  • Winner, Best Actor and Best Actress Awards, Fishguard, United Kingdom (2013)
  • Winner, 14th Annual New Play Contest, Chameleon Theatre Circle, Burnsville, MN (2013)
  • Finalist, CAST Players National One-Act Playwriting Contest, Beaumont, CA (2012)
  • Winner, Project Stagelight Award for Best Play, Tallahassee Writers Association, Tallahassee, FL (2010)
  • Winner, First Annual One-Act Play Festival, Pend Oreille Playhouse, Newport, WA (2010)
  • Winner, 10th Annual New Voice Play Festival, Old Opera House Theatre, Charles Town, WV (2010)
  • Winner, Snowdance 10-Minute Comedy Festival, Racine, WI (2008)
  • Finalist, Second Place Award Winner, Project Autumnlight, Tallahassee Writers Association, Tallahassee, FL (2007)
  • Winner, Best Original Play, ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence, Phoenix, AZ (2007)
  • Winner, East Valley Community Theatre Playwriting Contest, Mesa, AZ (2006)
  • Runner-Up Award Winner, Festival of Firsts Playwriting Competition, Carmel, CA (2000)
  • Winner, Nantucket Short Play Competition, Nantuckett, MA (1998)
  • Recipient, Runner-Up Award, One-Act Marathon, Attic Theatre, Hollywood, CA (1998)
  • Recipient, Michael D. Whitlatch Award, Alpha Psi Omega, Buena Vista College (1989)


  • MFA, University of Nebraska
  • BA, Wayne State College
  • AA, Iowa Lakes Community College

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