John Lant (Producing Artistic Director, Producer, Director, Writer, Lighting and Set Designer)


John Lant is a 28-year veteran in the entertainment industry and has been involved in over five hundred television, film, and theatrical productions as a creative entity and/or production manager. John professionally apprenticed at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, and in New York with the Lincoln Center, Julliard, Circle Rep, Circle in the Square, WPA, Hudson Guild, LOOM and Ensemble Studio Theatre. He participated on several national tours including Phantom of the Opera (PSM – 2 Tours), Evita (SM), Singin' in the Rain (Flyman/Rigger), One Mo' Time (PSM), Gypsy (ME), The Three Musketeers (PSM), Connecticut Ballet (PSM) and Aeros (TD). He has worked with such musical touring artists as Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and The Beach Boys.

John is an award-winning producer, director, writer, lighting and set designer, in New York and Los Angeles with over three hundred productions to his credit. His productions have played at Cal Arts, The Odyssey, Ivy Substation, Ricardo Montalban, Powerhouse, Glendale Center, Hollywood Playhouse, Long Beach Playhouse, the Jewel Box Theatres, and Write Act Repertory, garnering DramaLogue Awards, Diamond Awards, a ADA Award, LA Weekly, Garland, ADA, NAACP, Ethel Casey nominations and LA Weekly and Backstage Picks of the Week & Recommends, with his past associations, including World Premiere LA Recommended Pilgrim (WCLO contract – Associate Producer), Oscar for Short Film The Washing Machine Man, Sundance Finalist Moment of Gracie (Producer), Upside Down, Rightside Up (Feature Film – Producer) XM Radio’s # 1 Rated Radio Theatre Show New Frequency-Theatre of the Mind (Executive Producer –5o Live Shows), Symphology and Carrot Talk (TV Pilots - Director), Interlochen (Resident Lighting Designer – 2 years), Bakersfield Musical Theatre Camp (Executive Director – 7 years), 3 time DramaLogue winner  Out On a Whim; Best Direction, Actress, and Musical Direction (Producer), DramaLogue  winners Hunchback of Notre Dame and Fleas (Lighting Designer), The Other Five Percent (Lighting and Set Design), Modigliani; Choreography (Director), NAACP Winner Reap the Whirlwind (Producer), West Coast Premieres of Kafka’s The Trial; Ovation nominated Set Design (Artistic Director), Wallace Shaw’s The Fever, Theresa Rebeck’s Loose Knit (Producer), Picks of the Week Rimers of Eldritch and Faith After Dark (Producer), Orange County’s Register’s and OC Weekly’s Pick’s/Recommended Productions of Arm’s and the Man, Master Class and Dancing at Lughnasa (Director) at Long Beach Playhouse, World Premiere starring John Anniston The Penis Monologues (Producer - JBTC & Odyssey - 6 months). Film and TV work include Army of Darkness, The Hard Way, Year of the Dragon, King of New York (Crew), Power Rangers (Coordinator - 2 Years, SAG Puppeteer), Renegade (Lead Man), CBS Radford Directing 2 year Program – Multi Camera.

John received the California Service Award from the State Legislature for his Community Outreach and Service to the Arts in 2000 and 2001, and received Award of Excellence in Direction in Long Beach. He is on Several Boards for the Arts including Write Act Repertory, Grow and Learn Inc., American Indian Scholarship Fund, California Public Interest, L.C. and is the President of The Little Company L.L.C. He is a member of IFP West, LA Stage Alliance, Interlochen Alumni Association, International Association of Jazz Educators Senior Staff, the National Tony Award voters, and ALAP. He is the CEO of JBTC Productions, and the Producing Artistic Director of Write Act Repertory and Hollywood Civic Light Opera in Los Angeles.