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), Trial (Directed by Lori Petty; American Theatre of Actors), Going South: a new musical (workshop; Dixon Place), North Pond: a chamber musical (staged reading, MATCH Houston). He is currently producing musical theatre by Nevada Lozano.
John is the Founder and Artistic Director of 7Songwriters, a cross-genre concert series. He also works as the Director of Operations with the Argento New Music Project, a Marketing Associate at The Players Theatre, and as the Company Manager of THML Theatre Company.
He is also the 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 an instructor in the aural skills/improvisation program. He completed his undergraduate degree in Music Composition at Butler University. John’s composition teachers include Dorothy Hindman, Michael Schelle, Frank Felice, and he has had lessons with Martin Bresnick, Stephen Hartke, and Tania León. Listen to his music here.