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THE MADWOMAN by cara johnston 
Edinburgh Festival fringe | directed by cara johnston
photo by EJAY

 



"Johnston is intense like being stuck in an elevator with an angry swan"
- Dan Lentell, get your coats on 
FULL REVIEW
HERE



"it’s this investment from the actor (Johnston) that elevates the drama up a notch. This is what makes it a great piece of theatre, as opposed to just a good piece of theatre."
- tony frame, gonzo magazine
FULL REVIEW
HERE



"Johnston carries the story with a kindness and refusal to see this as a victim’s story, and that’s a bold and triumphant choice."
- Graeme Strachan, British theatre guide
FULL REVIEW HERE


"poignant, authentic and heart-breaking portrayal of hysteria and psychosis."
- lisa, Lisa in the Theatre
FULL REVIEW HERE


 

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L’Appartement by Joanna Murray-Smith 
renaissance theatreworks | directed by Mallory metoxen
photo by NATHANIEL SCHARDIN | pictured with nick narcisi and jonathan bangs

 



"Comedically, Johnston wiggles Lea into our brain as the ultimate outrageously sophisticated Parisian"
- Dominique Paul Noth, Urban Milwaukee
FULL REVIEW
HERE


"One of the high points of this production are the authentic French accents delivered by Johnston"
- ANNE SIEGEL, shepherd express
FULL REVIEW HERE


 

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THE LITTLE GLASS SLIPPER AS PERFORMED BY THE QUEEN OF FRANCE AND HER FRIENDS by cara johnston 
Edinburgh Festival fringe | directed by cara johnston
filmed by jun kang

 



"Cara Johnston’s portrayal of Marie Antoinette really touched on some whimsical and tender moments of which I felt the 2006 film lacked."
- Tony Frame, GONZO MAGAZINE 
FULL REVIEW
HERE



"The queen's innocence, instability and isolation is beautifully delivered and controlled."
- Garry Platt, EDINBURGH GUIDE
FULL REVIEW
HERE


"she is excellent, exuding majesty, elegance and arrogance"
- Louise penn, lou reviews 
FULL REVIEW HERE


"Johnston exudes royalty and frivolity within her role."
- Amy Rye, LOST IN THEATRELAND
FULL REVIEW HERE


"Elements of the young Austrian girl who would become the last Queen of France are hinted, within the manner Johnston holds herself – dainty yet understanding of her role."
- DOMINIC CORR, CORR BLIMELY
FULL REVIEW HERE


"Johnston’s work is deeply comic on a variety of levels."
- Russ Bickerstaff, THE SMALL STAGE
FULL REVIEW
HERE


 

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MISS BENNET:CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY
by LAUREN GUNDERSON and Margot Melcon 

ACACIA THEATRE COMPANY | directed by ERIN NICOLE EGGERS and Janet Bouman Peterson 
photo by MELINDA RHODEBECK | pictured with jason will



"multi-talented Cara Johnston"
- Harry Cherkinian, shepherd express
FULL REVIEW
HERE


 

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Medea by Euripides
voices Found Repertory | directed by Jennifer vosters
Photo by Laura heise | pictured with Andy Montano
 



"she brings a larger-than-life quality: you can well believe that she might be a powerful sorceress."
- Jeff Grygny, PLAY ON MKE
FULL REVIEW HERE


"Cara Johnston skillfully casts a stylish sense of mystery into the character. She radiates a hauntingly hypnotic intensity that bleeds a deeper enigma into the existential substance of revenge."
- Russ Bickerstaff, THE SMALL STAGe
FULL REVIEW HERE


"Johnston is cold-blooded in her portrayal of Medea, but still shows signs of humanism"
- PARKER THOMPSON, the shepherd express 
FULL REVIEW HERE


"the mesmerizing Cara Johnston"
- CATHERINE JOZWIK, Wisconsin theatre spotlight
FULL REVIEW HERE


 


The Violet Hour by Richard Greenberg
Renaissance Theatreworks | Directed by suzan fete
Photo by Ross E. Zentner | Pictured with Marti Gobel

 

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"Cara Johnston compellingly portrays the way many women sought power within the patriarchal setting: through seduction, both literal and figurative."
- SELENA MILEWSKI, shepherd express
FULL REVIEW HERE


"I hope that they find a great deal more work on Milwaukee stages."
- Dave Begel, ON MILWAUKEE
FULL REVIEW HERE


"a Gibson Girl is about to commit romantic suicide, a feeling that runs through Cara Johnston’s portrayal of a meat packing heiress."
- Dominique Paul Noth, URBAN MILWAUKEE
FULL REVIEW HERE


 


quality street by j. m. barrie
acacia Theatre company | Directed by erin nicole eggers
Photo by laura heise | Pictured with ben parman

 

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"Her performance was flawless. From delivery to dictiON she was a mesmerizing leading lady that brought her own flare to the role."
-kate lafond, shepherd express
FULL REVIEW HERE


"beautifully acted"
- JULIE McHale, GMTODAY
FULL REVIEW HERE


 

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