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National Players, Tour 69: Great Gatsby, Alice, Othello

  • NATIONAL PLAYERS: America's Longest Touring Company. John was one of eleven members of Tour 69. He worked as an actor, teaching artist, assistant technical director, driver, and treasurer. Tour 69 partnered with over 60 venues in 22 states across the United States. Watch the bottom left video to learn more.

  • Three Shows: "Jay Gatsby" in The Great Gatsby (top left image), directed by Amber Paige McGinnis. "Mad Hatter" in Alice, a world-premiere adaptation by Natsu Onoda Power. "Montano" in Othello, directed by Jason King Jones. 


  • Teaching Artist: Taught Movement, Voice, Text in Context, Stage Combat, Stage Combat, Acting/Improv, and Shakespeare workshops and classes throughout the country, including at the Asheville School. 

  • Technician and Driver: Helped construct and strike the set for each show. Drove the company civic, van, or Penske box truck to venues across the country.

  • Treasurer: Managed cash, income, and expense management for Tour 69. Tracked budget through self-devised spreadsheets. Reported monthly reconciliation of income and expenses to OTC Education and Finance offices. 

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