Genre: Comedy
A Comedy with Bite

"Vampingo: a comedy with bite" is a tasty, twisted tale of one woman's perilous fun-house journey, cowritten and performed by Ariana Johns and cowritten and directed by Jolene Adams. Alwyn is a bright, ethereal woman with unconventional coping skills, which lead her to a series of "Suicidal Tendencies" meetings. There, she meets a colorful array of characters, each with their very own demon. Befriended by a vampire flamingo, she faces her own shadows before emerging into the light of self-awareness. By turns hilarious, poignant and illuminating, Vampingo provides an entertaining hour of quirky dark fun, with an occasional scream. It will be performed with "Moonbite" - a montage of lunar-inspired comic vignettes directed by Greg Mullavey.

Preview:   01/24/07
Open:   01/26/07
Close:   02/10/07

Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 3PM
Theater:   Lodestar Theatre
Address:   616 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10036
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Ariana Johns is bi-coastal and double-jointed. Off-Broadway, she performed in Pigeons On The Walk and I Got The Stagestruck Blues On A Mobius Trip, (co-written with Andrew Johns), which was also produced at the Boar's Head Theatre in MI. Other favorite New York credits include The Killing Of Sister George, Eccentricities Of A Nightingale, and Stay Pretty (actor/author). Regionally, she's worked with Allison Janney (The Real Inspector Hound), Joanne Woodward and Judith Ivey (Hay Fever), and Mark Moses (Spring Awakening). She is the recipient of a Drama-Logue award for the Irish verse play, The Midnight Court, and an A.D.A. nomination for Baby With The Bathwater. She received critical acclaim for her work as Shelly Winters in the world premiere of Robert Patrick's Hello, Bob, and for her original monologues that she performed in the SOLO series with Sandra Tsing-Loh. Her plays Moonbite, Rapturous Delirium and Vampingo have all been produced at Actor's Art Theatre in L.A.

Ariana co-founded the comedy group, OK, So We Lied!, which garnered a loyal following during it's Off-Broadway run and tours of East-coast colleges. She had great fun and success as half of Too Idiots, with her comedy partner John TenEyck (of MTV fame), and in L.A., she founded the comedy groups Alarming Behaviour and The Odd Squad. She was a contributing writer/performer on Chick TV, and has performed in several independent films, as well as the television shows The Paranormal Borderline, Unsolved Mysteries and Sightings. She recently completed writing the full-length screenplay of Vampingo with Jolene Adams.

Her fiction and poetry are published in several literary magazines, including "Thirst For Fire", "Barcid Homily", "Caffeine" and "Falling Star", and her hand-crafted book, Sixteen Voluptuous Scars is available at