Media Release: Los Angeles author and playwright Lance Johnson @FrugalBookPromo


Media Release

Contact: Carolyn Howard-Johnson, publicist


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For Immediate Release

January, 2018

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. ( 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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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.

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3 thoughts on “Media Release: Los Angeles author and playwright Lance Johnson @FrugalBookPromo

  1. Carolyn Howard-Johnson – LA – Poety, novelist, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers ( I hope you’ll take a minute to like Magdalena Ball’s and my new fan page for our Sublime Planet, a poetry book released just in time to celebrate Earth Day in April. ( If you know of an environment-focused Website or other entity that might be interested in partnering with us, please let us know.
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson says:

    I know I’m late. I’ve had the dreaded flu going around the US. Very pleased so many who need this book to better understand us crazy Americans will see it! Heaven knows we need a lot of understanding these days!

    1. Hi Carolyn! No worries, I’ve had it too! It’s doing its rounds in the UK as well. 🙁

      Always a pleasure to help!

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