Nicholas Johnson

Nicholas Johnson

Northwestern University

Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

Arts/Performing Arts/Film

In April 2020, Nick Johnson published two books and one special journal issue. His monograph Experimental Beckett (Cambridge UP) is available for free access on Cambridge Core until 7 May. With his co-author Jonathan Heron (Warwick), he also edited a special issue of the Journal of Beckett Studies on "Beckett and Pedagogy." A second monograph, including the first-ever translation of Bertolt Brecht's David fragments, was published by Bloomsbury.

In March 2020, he was promoted to Associate Professor of Drama at Trinity College Dublin.

He is also the new head of the Creative Arts Practice research theme in the college. Since 2013 he has lectured, led workshops, and toured his theatre projects worldwide. Nick is also writing papers and articles from the rare perspective of someone who is both an academic and a drama practitioner.

After beginning an M.Litt as a Mitchell in 2005, he stayed in Ireland to pursue a PhD in Drama. Nick was awarded the inaugural Samuel Beckett Studentship in support of his research. An actor, he was cast in several productions and quickly became integrated into a strong Irish community of writers, performers and directors. He led Painted Filly Theatre, a new writing company, from 2006 to 2014, and now works as a freelance artist alongside his academic work.

Nick obtained his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.