Price Johnston

Contact Information


Office: UCA 214B

Role: Faculty

Position: Associate Professor of Theatre

  • Lighting Design; Sound Design; Projection Design


Price Johnston’s career in design has spanned theatre, dance, opera, film, concerts, VJ/Club Design, and corporate events in both the U.S. and abroad. With work in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Moscow (Russia), Denver, Bytom (Poland), Athens (Greece), London, Atlanta, St. Petersburg (Russia), he has designed more than 300 productions.

His recent work includes the 2015 Drama Desk Award Nominated – Best Projection Design and the American Theatre Wing Henry Hewes Design Award Nominated – Donogoo (The Mint Theatre, Off-Broadway – New York), Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Union Colony Civic Center Theatre – Greeley, Colorado), Lighting Director for the Long's Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival (Estes Park, Colorado), Eh Joe and the World Premiere of Beckett’s Women (Happy Days International Beckett Festival – Enniskillen, Ireland) and The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway (Stephen Sondheim Theatre – New York).

His credits include: the world premiere of Jomandi Productions’ Lavender Lizards Lilac Landmines: Layla’s Dream by Tony nominated playwright Ntozake Shange (14th Street Playhouse, Atlanta, Georgia, and the National Black Theatre Festival – Winston Salem, North Carolina), the Off-Broadway production of Two Rooms (Trilogy Theatre, New York), Guys and Dolls (2000 UK Tour), and the world premieres of Huckleberry Finn: The Musical, and A Southern Christmas Carol (Cotton Hall Theatre – Colquitt, Georgia), written by award-winning playwright/director Rob Lauer. Recent corporate designs include show-floor booth designs at GEN-CON 51 (Indianapolis Convention Center) and the OSRAM/SYLVANIA Booth at Live Design International (Las Vegas Convention Center), American Buffalo, Oh What a Lovely War, Assassins, The World Goes Round, Never Enough – choreographed by Shapiro and Smith (Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C.), Company, Art, The Complete History of America Abridged (Greenshoe Theatre Company), Swamp Gravy: Down at the Depot “Georgia’s Official Folk Life Play” (Cotton Hall Theatre), Colquitt, Georgia), Clue: The Musical, The Miracle Worker, Lighting director for Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston, Maine), Janis Brenner’s Lost/Found/Lost (Isadora Duncan International Dance Festival – Kransnoyarsk, Russia), The 2008 Jeff Award-Winning Production of 1776 (Chopin Theatre – Chicago), Passiones (Athenaeum Theatre – Chicago), Lighting/Sound/Video supervisor for the international touring dance company David Dorfman Dance: Underground, The Pee-Wee Herman Show (Club Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Moscow Cosmos Theatre/St. Petersburg Music Hall, Russia), and the Chicago premiere of I Sing! (Chicago Playwright Theatre). Price has also served as production manager for Live Design International (LDI), the LDI Conference – LDInstitute and Live Design Broadway Training and Masters Classes (Lighting, Concert Sound, and Projection Design).

Price holds a M.F.A in Lighting Design (Digital Media Design secondary emphasis) from the University of Florida, and a Bachelors in Theatrical Design from Colorado Mesa University. He is a member of USA829, USITT, and the International Digital Media Arts Association (iDMAA).


Masters of Fine Art (M.F.A.)- Lighting Design, University of Florida; Bachelors of Art (B.A.)- Theatrical Design, Colorado Mesa University