The National Women's Theatre Festival

Johannah Maynard Edwards


Executive Artistic Director – Johannah Maynard Edwards

Johannah Maynard Edwards is the Executive Artistic Director of the Women\’s Theatre Festival based in Raleigh, NC. She has directed, devised, and produced in NYC, Minneapolis, and the Triangle. A passionate arts educator, Johannah has been a teaching artist at Raleigh Little Theatre, Arts Together, Sterling Montessori, LearningSpring, NC Governor’s School, and at Longleaf School of the Arts. Johannah is a Chief Rep for PAAL, the Parent Artist Advocacy League for the Performing Arts and serves on the Arts Learning Community for Universal Access through the Office of Raleigh Arts. She also serves on the SETC Equity Diversity Inclusion + Access Task Force. Johannah is a graduate of NYU/Tisch School of the Arts/Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. She resides in Franklinton, NC with her husband, son, their puppy Rookie, and their three cats, Trixie, Robert, and Emmy Lou. When she’s not busy making theatre magic, she enjoys crafting with copious amounts of glitter and elaborate DIY skin care rituals.