Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Melville Library N4029
Louisa Johnson grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and attended LaGuardia Arts High School with a concentration in Theater Arts. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University in Theater Arts and Philosophy, and her Masters degree from NYU Tisch in Acting. Louisa now teaches Improvisation for Scientists to graduates students and works with scientists nationwide for the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.
She has worked as a professional actor in New York and has appeared both on stage and screen, but she always felt that theater had a broader purpose. She co-created and ran a confidence building writing and acting workshop at Girls’ Education and Mentoring Services (GEMS) in Harlem, and also worked with Hunts Point Alliance for Children, where she placed underprivileged students into after-school arts programs in order to help them get into specialized high schools and eventually college.