Norm Johnson, Jr. is in his 25th year teaching movement and scene study at Ithaca College. Originally from Rhode Island, he has taught in Oregon at Portland State University and worked with Imago, the Theatre Mask Ensemble. He has an eclectic theatre background having performed medieval mummers plays on a folded stage pulled by a team of oxen.
He has worked as a puppeteer and puppet-maker, mask-maker and performer, as an animal wrangler for the PBS production of the Scarlet Letter. He has directed full-length dramas with the entire population of the Rhode Island School for the Deaf, founded both the Great Interplanetary Soapbox Revival and the Pan-Twilight circus. He served as the Artistic Director of Ithaca’s Kitchen Theatre Company. He is currently the President of the board of directors for the Civic Ensemble.