The Society of British Theatre Designers

Staging Places: We Are The Storytellers Now - open until March 13, 2020 at V&A London

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Max Johns is a London based set and costume designer working in theatre, opera and film in the UK and Germany.

Graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2014 with an MA in Theatre Design. Prior to this a BA Hons in German and Drama from The University of Bristol.

Recipient of a BBC Performing Arts Fellowship in 2015.

Recent theatre work in the UK includes productions at the Young Vic, the Royal Court, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Bristol Old Vic, Royal Festival Hall, Edinburgh Lyceum, Tobacco Factory Theatres, the V&A, the Old Red Lion, the Orange Tree, Theatre Royal Bath, and the Yard Theatre. Work in Germany has included productions at Kampnagel (Hamburg), Maxim Gorki Theater, HAU, Das Weite Theater, and Ballhaus Ost (Berlin), as well as opera/dance productions at the Hanns Eisler Studio Theater, Radial System, and Dock 11 (Berlin).