Ara directs and choreographs for theatre and for her own contemporary performance works.  Projects include Act 3 (The Love Act) of Taylor Mac’s The Lily's Revenge at The American Repertory Theater (dir: Shira Milikowsky), Mankind (co-direct with Matthew Milo Sergi) at NYC Cloisters & UK tour, Toronto’s Shakespeare In Hospitals 2018 & 2019 (all-stars year,) This Will Be Our Last Transmission at Alumnae Theatre (Fireworks Festival) 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 (dir: Randy Symank) and Glory Glory (dir: Matthew Milo Sergi) with Front Line Theatre, and Man of La Mancha (dir: Art Gruenberger) 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/presenters including Movement Research, ODC Theatre, CounterPULSE, Dance Mission Theatre, SOMArts, Series 8:08, Golden Gate Park Bandshell, Casa Del Prado Theater, and Mobius.  Ara was an Artist in Residence at The Headlands Center for the Arts (CA), Videofag (TO), 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 credit: Joel Zayac

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

you’re caught up in its sheer, gaudy, irrepressible theatricality...The idealized vision of 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