Johnny G. Lloyd

Johnny G. Lloyd

JOHNNY G. LLOYD is a New York-based writer and producer. Recent productions include PATIENCE (Corkscrew Theatre Festival, Columbia University), ROUND (Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival), IT’S A GHOST STORY (Homebase Collective), PLANT THERAPY (Columbia University), PAWN (InVersion Theatre), A BRIEF HISTORY OF STAMPS (The Tank); THE EXTREME CLIMATOLOGICAL HAPPENING (TinyRhino); and IN THE WOODS...
JOHNNY G. LLOYD is a New York-based writer and producer. Recent productions include PATIENCE (Corkscrew Theatre Festival, Columbia University), ROUND (Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival), IT’S A GHOST STORY (Homebase Collective), PLANT THERAPY (Columbia University), PAWN (InVersion Theatre), A BRIEF HISTORY OF STAMPS (The Tank); THE EXTREME CLIMATOLOGICAL HAPPENING (TinyRhino); and IN THE WOODS WE RETURN (Fringe NYC). Other recent plays include OR, AN ASTRONAUT PLAY; RUINATION; ROUND, and STRIP HEARTS. His work has been seen and developed at 59E59, Dixon Place, Judson Memorial Church, The Kelly’s Writers House, TheatreLab in Boca Raton, and more. Johnny is a member of the 2019-2020 Liberation Theatre Company’s Writing Residency. Johnny was a semi-finalist for the 2018 Open-Application Commission at Clubbed Thumb and was the 2017-2018 Shubert Fellow for Playwriting at Columbia University. MFA Candidate in Playwriting at Columbia University. jglloyd.weebly.com

Plays

  • The Problem With Magic, Is:
    After the death of their mother, Jodie goes back home to help her brother, Clarence, run the family magic shop. But as the pressure mounts, they find themselves dealing not only loss and new responsibility but also the forces of gentrification – and, perhaps, a malevolent snake deity called forth during a magic spell gone wrong. Will the magic shop and its owners find solid ground or will the business, the...
    After the death of their mother, Jodie goes back home to help her brother, Clarence, run the family magic shop. But as the pressure mounts, they find themselves dealing not only loss and new responsibility but also the forces of gentrification – and, perhaps, a malevolent snake deity called forth during a magic spell gone wrong. Will the magic shop and its owners find solid ground or will the business, the family, and the neighborhood get literally swept away by the currents of time? The Problem with Magic, Is: is a fantastical exploration on family, gentrification, time, and what it means to be home.
  • Or, An Astronaut Play
    The Astronaut School has four students - but only one can actually make it to outer space. Who has what it takes? Does anyone even know what it takes? Following the experiences of Daria, an intense, focused student, Claire, a woman struggling to fully realize her own ambitions, Paul, a hobbyist, and Tom, a straight, white, American man, OR, AN ASTRONAUT PLAY explores who gets access to the space they want to...
    The Astronaut School has four students - but only one can actually make it to outer space. Who has what it takes? Does anyone even know what it takes? Following the experiences of Daria, an intense, focused student, Claire, a woman struggling to fully realize her own ambitions, Paul, a hobbyist, and Tom, a straight, white, American man, OR, AN ASTRONAUT PLAY explores who gets access to the space they want to enter, why, and what’s left for the rest of us.
  • PATIENCE
    Though he’s been the world’s #1 ranked Solitaire player since age 20, Daniel is hung up on another title used to describe him: “the Venus Williams of solitaire.” The threat of being eclipsed by a Serena (who just might be the determined up-and-comer Ella) is one of many pressures Daniel carries, alongside his difficulty communicating with his soon-to-be husband, his fraught relationship with his “momager,” and...
    Though he’s been the world’s #1 ranked Solitaire player since age 20, Daniel is hung up on another title used to describe him: “the Venus Williams of solitaire.” The threat of being eclipsed by a Serena (who just might be the determined up-and-comer Ella) is one of many pressures Daniel carries, alongside his difficulty communicating with his soon-to-be husband, his fraught relationship with his “momager,” and the burden of being excellent in a field that only has room for one excellent person at a time. PATIENCE is a portrait of a young black man struggling to build a life with other people when all he’s learned so far is how to be alone.
  • ROUND
    Branden is in his 20’s, black, queer, and can host (facepix only though!) Seth’s an athletic jock, white, gay, vers, and looking for a no strings attached just for tonight masc hookup. It’s a match made on an app. But there are red flags – Seth might have brought a friend. And they might be trying to colonize Branden’s apartment. And maybe Branden can’t bring himself to care? A queer scene cycle, ROUND explores...
    Branden is in his 20’s, black, queer, and can host (facepix only though!) Seth’s an athletic jock, white, gay, vers, and looking for a no strings attached just for tonight masc hookup. It’s a match made on an app. But there are red flags – Seth might have brought a friend. And they might be trying to colonize Branden’s apartment. And maybe Branden can’t bring himself to care? A queer scene cycle, ROUND explores how the racism of everyday queer life comes into the bedroom. Top 30, Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival 2019.
  • I AM A HOUSE.
    A monologue for a house.
  • Plant Therapy
    Feel the soil in your fingers. The smoothness of the handle of the shovel in your palm. Obtain the seeds, provided via algorithm. Consider the work ahead. And prepare to dig.