Ara directs and choreographs for theatre and for her own contemporary performance works.  Projects include Act 3 (The Love Act) of The Lily's Revenge at The American Repertory Theater (dir: Shira Milikowsky), Mankind (co-direct with Matthew Milo Sergi) at NYC Cloisters & UK tour, This Will Be Our Last Transmission at Alumnae Theatre in Toronto, The Magic Fish (dir: Allegra Libonati) at Boston's Outside The Box Festival, She Kills Monsters (dir: Shira Milikowsky) at The Boston Center for the Arts, Rare Earth and Glory Glory with Front Line Theatre, and Man of La Mancha at UC Davis.  Her work has been curated in New York City, San Francisco and the Bay Area, Toronto, San Diego, and Boston at venues including ODC Theatre, CounterPULSE, Dance Mission Theatre, SOMArts, Golden Gate Park Bandshell, Casa Del Prado Theater, and Mobius.  Ara was an Artist in Residence at The Headlands Center for the Arts (CA) and The Garage (SF) as well as the recipient of a Fort Mason In Performance Grant (Hewlett Foundation).

 

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The Lily's Revenge, The American Repertory Theater, photo: Joel Zayac

The Lily's Revenge, The American Repertory Theater, photo: Joel Zayac

[Y]ou’re caught up in its sheer, gaudy, irrepressible theatricality...The idealized vision of marriage...is subjected to a forceful reality check in the third act. Wedded bliss proves not entirely blissful in a dream ballet by Ara Glenn-Johanson.
— Don Aucoin, Boston Globe