John Heimbuch is a writer, director, performer and the Co-Artistic Director of Walking Shadow Theatre Company.
His work has been called playful, witty, complex, geeky, intense, and absorbing.
His original scripts include William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead, The Transdimensional Couriers Union, Drakul, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, S. Gunter Klaus and the Story Before, Squawk, 10-Speed Revolution, Or the White Whale, and The Lives of the Most Notorious Highwaymen. His plays have been produced across the US and Canada.
He has a passion for cinema, dance, puppetry, mask, ensemble theatre, and game development. He enjoys reading about science, culture, history, art, and myth.
In his free time, he performs with retro-futurist art rock band Bad September.
Find him online at www.johnheimbuch.com
Co-Artistic Director, Walking Shadow Theatre Company
The Three Musketeers
Produced: Walking Shadow/Guthrie Theater (2014)
Produced: Walking Shadow (2011)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (with Jon Ferguson)
Produced: Jon Hassler Theater (2010), Walking Shadow (2013),
Edina High School (2014), Santa Fe High School (2014)
Recognition: “Best of 2010” Twin Cities Daily Planet
The Transdimensional Couriers Union
Produced: Walking Shadow (2010), Newfangled Theatre Company (2013).
Recognition: “Best of 2010” METRO Magazine, Pioneer Press, & MN Playlist
Screenplay version available.
S. Gunter Klaus and the Story Before (with Jon Ferguson)
Produced: Southern Theater/Jon Ferguson Theater (2009)
Produced: Walking Shadow (2009)
William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead
Produced: Walking Shadow (2008), Plays and Players (2009),
Cleveland Shakespeare (2009, 2010), Edina High School (2010),
West Valley High School (2010), Oddfellows Playhouse (2012),
Hat Trick Theater (2012), Actor’s Guild of Lexington (2012),
Drag Strip Courage (2012), Shakespeare Company/Ground Zero (2013),
Stage III (2013), Creede Rep (2013), HiSTORY Stage (2013),
Renegade Theatre Company (2013), and many others.
Recognition: Best Attended Show of the 2008 Minnesota Fringe,
Published by Samuel French. Screenplay version available.
Or the White Whale (with Jon Ferguson)
Produced: Southern Theater/Civic Stage (2007)
London After Midnight: five part penny dreadful series
(with Mark Steven Jensen, Shanan Custer, and Steve Schroer)
Produced: Hardcover Theater (2005-2007), Denver’s Dangerous Theatre (2010)
10-Speed Revolution (with Sam Rodgers)
Produced: Walking Shadow (2005), Altered Esthetics Bike Art (2006),
Mirror Rep No Boundaries Festival (2006), Carleton College (2008),
Midtown International Theatre Festival (2008).
The Lives of the Most Notorious Highwaymen
Produced: Walking Shadow (2004), Six Elements Theatre (2012).
With Walking Shadow Theatre Company:
Schiller’s Mary Stuart, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Drakul,
The Transdimensional Couriers Union, 36 Views, Seventy Scenes of Halloween.
Knight's Tour - co-director, editor - Clockwinder/Bad September (2015)
Aschenlied - co-director - Clockwinder/Bad September (2014)
Neighborly - director - Clockwinder (2014)
3 Bullets - director - OtherJohn Productions (2012)
Girls in Lane 4 - writer, editor - Steeltoe Stiletto (2012)
Mister X - writer, co-director - Steeltoe Stiletto (2011)
Progression - writer - Typical Films (2011)
Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Classical Actor's Ensemble, Illusion Theatre, Live Action Set, Starting Gate Productions, Off-Leash Area, Frank Theatre, Shakespeare in the Park, National Theatre for Children, Eclectic Otter, Northstar Roller Girls, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Minnesota History Center, MN Zero, Northern Lights.
Bad September (retro-futurist art rock band)
Albums: Austria-Hungary 1957 (2012), The British EP (2010)
2008 - The Flea 'Pataphysics, Found Text Playmaking
2007 - Lincoln Center Theatre, Directors Lab
2007 - Improbable Theatre, Improvisational Puppetry
2002 - Zenon Dance Company, Intensive Study Program
2001 - B.A. Minnesota State University, Mankato (theatre & dance)
1996 - Perpich Center for Arts Education High School