Samantha Johns makes work based on her ability to understand what is needed in a given situation. She is beginning to understand her huge dependence on set systems. She comes from theatre and marching band and love. With other humans, she builds work that is often in response to theatre and marching band and love.
George McConnell is a performance practitioner/scholar who understands doing as thinking and thinking as doing. His research explores the creative link between stupidity as a mode of continuous thought and process-driven contemporary devised performance. He has a passing interest in marching bands, but feels pretty responsive to theatre and love.
Samantha Johns and George McConnell have been collaborating artistically for over six years. Johns holds a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Minnesota, where McConnell earned his PhD in Theatre Historiography. Johns and McConnell are performance makers who produce work in Minneapolis, Tallahassee, and anywhere else people will let them.