For 7 years Melody has enjoyed touring Miss Caledonia (Canadian & UK tour) which was also produced independently at Calgary’s Lunchbox Theatre, and WCT in Kamloops. Person of Interest has toured to TheatreOne, The Edmonton Fringe,  The Rose Theatre in Brampton, and Festival Players in Prince Edward County.


Favourite collaborations include:  ‘Comedyturging’ Second City Chicago’s #Date Me, Mimi, (Rick Roberts & Allen Cole), An Awkward Evening with Martin & Johnson (Bob Martin). Theatrical highlights: Multiple Dora and Comedy nomination nods andoriginating roles in Little Mercy’s First Murder, (Dora Award, Tarragon/Shaw), It’s All True (Tarragon), and Trout Stanley (Factory Theatre).


As a Second City mainstage alumna (actor and director) Melody enjoys voicing radio/internet/tv ads and animations well as being a faculty member of the Humber School of Comedy.


“I would truly pay money to see Johnson read the phone book.”  – Richard Ouzonian, Toronto Star




A comedy drama written & performed by Melody A. Johnson with additional dialogue by Eric Woolfe

Directed by Rick Roberts


Typecast as a “housebound loser”, this is the mostly true story of an actor driven to the brink. Person of Interest is storytelling at it’s best, told simply and skillfully,  and will strike a chord with anyone who has ever lived, loved and battled with neighbours.


Award winning, celebrated actor and writer Melody A. Johnson returns with the same Miss Caledonia team for her new solo show Person Of Interest.  Johnson has performed across stages in both Canada and the United Kingdom with her acclaimed Miss Caledonia, (2014 Ontario Presents TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR, 2013 Dora award nomination for  both Best New Play, and Outstanding Actress).


“Melody A. Johnson proves once again, she is the kook supreme of the Canadian stage…I truly would pay money to see Johnson read the phone book…”

-Richard Ouzonian, The Toronto Star


“…Johnson is a great eccentric comedienne… “

-Robert Cushman, The National Post


Please visit for more information on Person Of Interest as a living room show.







Written & Performed by Melody A. Johnson
Directed by Rick Roberts and Aaron Willis


2014 Ontario Presents TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

2013 Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominee – OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY

2013 Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominee – OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE – FEMALE


The year is 1955. Desperate to escape the chicory-pulling, stall-cleaning, hay-baling drudgery of life in RR#2 Caledonia, Peggy Ann Douglas has a plan. Following in the footsteps of starlets Debbie Reynolds and Lee Meriwether, Peggy Ann will simply become a movie star – and she will start her journey to the top by winning the local pageant. Can she sing, twirl and pivot her way into the judges’ hearts, or will shaky nerves and a “Puritanical Work Ethic” sabotage her efforts? Brimming with love, comedy, and a staggering work ethic of its own, Miss Caledonia is a delightful exploration of optimism and reality down on the farm. Dora and Canadian Comedy Award winner Melody A. Johnson, along with the delightful accompaniment of Alison Porter on fiddle, will have you in the palm of her hand on her quest for the tiara in Miss Caledonia.


“Miss Caledonia takes the crown. Johnson’s script is a marvel of economy, establishing a no nonsense language that always feels authentic” NNNNN (4 stars) NOW Magazine


“Looks, charm, and no end of congeniality…a winning show you’d take your grandmother or granddaughter to in a wink.” The Globe and Mail


“…irresistable…heartwarming…” – The National Post


“Powerful simplicity make Miss Caledonia a prime example of the scope and spirit of Canadian theatre.” – Mooney on Theatre


“…captivating and fresh…” – Stage Door


One-Act version available.



Miss Caledonia trailer:


Interview with Melody A. Johnson:




Artist Website
Press Kit



May 9-12/19 – PERSON OF INTEREST @ Convergence Catapult! series, Toronto, ON
Aug 7-9/19 – PERSON OF INTEREST @ The Rose Theatre, Brampton ON
Aug 15-25/19 – PERSON OF INTEREST @ Edmonton International Theatre Fringe Festival, Edmonton BC
Aug 29-Sept 1/19 – PERSON OF INTEREST @ Festival Players of Prince Edward County, Wellington ON
Oct 16/19 – PERSON OF INTEREST @ Sioux North High School, Sioux Lookout ON
Nov 12-16/19 – PERSON OF INTEREST @ Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam BC
Nov 20-23/19 – PERSON OF INTEREST @ Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver BC
Jan 24/20 – PERSON OF INTEREST @ Mackenzie Community School, Deep River ON
Jan 25/20 – PERSON OF INTEREST @ Northern College Auditorium, Kirkland Lake ON
March 21/20 – PERSON OF INTEREST @ Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Port Dover ON