Johanna is an emerging playwright based in Bathurst, NSW, with an interest in Verbatim and research based theatre. In 2016 she graduated the Bachelor of Communication (Theatre/Media) from Charles Sturt University, and her play The Bachelor Wants You! premiered as part of the Sprung Festival of Creativity in September of that same year.
Johanna was selected to participate in the Propel Playwriting Initiative in Penrith, NSW, creating a short play Netherlands, which received a rehearsed reading in the Joan. In late 2017, she wrote Too, for the Sprung Festival of Creativity, which won the Blair Milan Touring Scholarship and toured regional NSW in early 2018, and will be shown at the Sydney Fringe Festival in September. Johanna was also fortunate to receive the Young Regional Artists Scholarship in late 2017, and has spent 2018 completing her program, which has involved placements with ATYP, working at the National Play Festival, attending Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, Melbourne Fringe Festival in Victoria, and a placement with Melbourne Theatre Company, as well as involvement in the Artstate Bathurst. She has also been developing a new work with fellow Young Regional Artist Scholarship recipient Ben Rodwell, which will premiere in late 2018.