Drama director, doctor of Theatre Arts, Professor of Theatre Arts and Chair of the Theatre Arts Department at Westmont John’s Westmont credits include Peter Pan, Mother Courage and Her Children, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, Frankenstein, The Clouds, Anonymous, Play Beckett, 33 Swoons, Three Farces by Anton Chekhov, Peer Gynt, The Pirates of Penzance, The Insect Comedy, The Dido Project, As You Like It, Die Fledermaus, The Magic Flute, etc.
John is a co-founder and director of the Lit Moon Theatre Company, an award-winning international theatre ensemble, and founder of the Lit Moon World Theater Festivals. He has won the 13th Outstanding Director of Independent Drama Award and the 2003 Westmont Faculty Research Award. In 2009, he was named “Local Hero” by the Santa Barbara Independent for his “tireless devotion” to the international theatre community. In 2014, his production of The Pirates of Penzance received three national awards, including “Distinguished Production of a Musical” and “Distinguished Director of a Musical” from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In 2014, he was named “Teacher of the Year” in the Humanities Division at Westmont.