Radiant Hearts Theatre
changing minds through changing hearts
Radiant Hearts Theatre company specializes in applied theatre techniques to advance engagement in social discourse, raise capacity for elevating conversations and increase the power of expression.
Applied Theatre is what happens when a group of people working in community use the techniques of drama and theatre to address an issue of social concern. Our applied theatre workshops include Forum Theatre, Image Theatre, Newspaper Theatre and Playback Theatre, but we will make efforts to accommodate any type of theatre request. Applied theatre can be used to support the goals and challenges within a variety of organizations - non-profits, corporations, educational theatre programs or religious gatherings.
For more mainstream theatrical applications, we also offer video production services, private acting lessons and theatre and voice classes.
“Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it.” ~Augusto Boal
Right now, Radiant Hearts Theatre is a "one-man band" as they say founded by Justin Johnson. Justin received his Master’s degree in theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder and his Bachelor's from Oklahoma State. He has been involved in over 30 productions either as an actor, production manager or director. He is very passionate about how theatre can change lives, unify and bring people together. He has performed with the Playback Theatre Troupe at a National Diversity and Inclusion Conference in Virginia and facilitated Forum Theatre at Bahá’í Seasonal Schools in Michigan, Illinois, Georgia and Colorado . The first professional production Justin directed was the thriller Wait Until Dark in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Since then, he has directed many dramas, comedies and musicals including recent productions at StageDoor Theatre in Conifer, Colorado including Avenue Q, To Kill a Mockingbird, Barefoot in the Park, Deathtrap, Steel Magnolias and the sell-out fan-favorite The Full Monty. He also won a Westword award in 1998 for Best Environmental Theatrical Production for the show K2, which was held in a climbing gym. He recently facilitated an Image Theatre Workshop at the NewKind Festival Conference in Australia. Radiant Hearts partners with other artists and theatre organizations depending on the needs of their clients.