John Albert Harris is a producer of music, theater, and cinematic graphic novels.
Producing credits include the Off-Broadway hit Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic (New World Stages), I Am This For You (Ars Nova ANT Fest 2018), Trial (Directed by Lori Petty; American Theatre of Actors), Going South: a new musical (workshop; Dixon Place), and North Pond: a chamber musical (staged reading, MATCH Houston). He is currently producing songs and musicals by Nevada Lozano.
John is the Founder and Artistic Director of 7Songwriters, a cross-genre song series in various venues across New York City. He spends his days working as a producer's assistant at Maximum Entertainment Productions. Current productions with MEP include Jagged Little Pill (American Repertory Theater), Oklahoma! (St. Ann's Warehouse), Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical Experience (Off-Broadway), Black Light (Off-Broadway), & The Hip Hop Nutcracker (U.S. National Tour).
He is also a creator of cinematic graphic novels, live shows in which a film of a comic is projected onto multiple screens, panels appearing one by one, with voice actors and sound effects, narrator, and accompanied by an original score played by an orchestra. Everything We Miss, a 30-minute dual-screen show is adapted from the novella by Luke Pearson. John’s first show, Blankets, is adapted from the award-winning novel by Craig Thompson, and was commissioned by Butler University's Summer Institute and Undergraduate Research Conference.
John holds a Masters degree in Music Composition from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, where he was also an instructor in the aural skills & improvisation program. He completed his undergraduate degree in Music Composition at Butler University. John studied composition with Dorothy Hindman, Michael Schelle, and Frank Felice, including lessons and guidance from Martin Bresnick, Stephen Hartke, and Tania León. His music is available to stream on Soundcloud.