This edition of Tell Us Something was recorded on December 3rd, 2013 at the Top Hat Lounge in Missoula, MT. The theme was “Promises”.
Gregory T. Johnson shares his story "A Tale of Two Brothers". Greg, the Vietnam War protester, and his brother, a Marine who served in Vietnam, get into fisticuffs at Christmas Dinner.
Gregory T. Johnson has served as the artistic director of The Montana Repertory Theatre since 1990. He brought with him a commitment to excellence developed during his years of experience in the New York theatre, working with the best directors, choreographers, actors, designers and playwrights in the country. He brings his energy and expertise to every aspect of his involvement with The Montana Rep. Mr. Johnson’s Broadway credits include Biloxi Blues, Crimes Of The Heart, Is There Life After High School?, Da and Hide and Seek.
National tours include the Broadway productions of Steel Magnolias, Crimes Of The Heart and Biloxi Blues. Greg spent twenty years working in the professional theatre in New York City as an actor, stage manager and director before coming to Montana to run The Montana Rep.
Since joining The Rep, Greg has produced over sixty productions. For the Rep he has directed Broadway Bound, Nunsense II, The Heidi Chronicles, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, Lend Me A Tenor, Sex, Drugs, Rock And Roll, The Real Thing, Willi, The Voice Of The Prairie, Anton In Show Business and Antigone as well as the national tours of To Kill A Mockingbird, It’s A Wonderful Life, Death Of A Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Trip To Bountiful, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Leading Ladies. In addition, he is responsible for developing "The Colony: A Gathering of Artists in support of the writers craft” in Missoula, MT and Montana Rep Missoula, presenting plays locally of significant social relevance.
He has been a review panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and serves on the faculty of The University of Montana School of Fine Arts.
Greg has worked for years in the Missoula community serving on various boards, developing projects with The Missoula Children’s Theatre, working with “Leadership Missoula” as a keynote speaker, working with Sunrise Rotary (on the Who's Who Review) and managing the Virginia City Players.