John Heimbuch is a Minneapolis-based writer, director and performer.

He is the Co-Artistic Director of Walking Shadow Theatre Company, and has directed their productions of Drakul, The Transdimensional Couriers Union, 36 Views, Seventy Scenes of Halloween, and the IVEY Award winning Compleat Female Stage Beauty.

His original play William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead was the #1 best selling show of the 2008 Minnesota Fringe Festival. It was published by Samuel French and has been produced across the United States and Canada, including Creede Repertory Theatre, Calgary Shakespeare, Vertigo Theatre, Plays & Players Theater, Renegade Theatre, Hat Trick Theatre, Actor's Guild of Lexington, DragStrip Courage, Cleveland Shakespeare, History Stage, Middletown Playhouse, and Walking Shadow Theatre Company.

His other full-length scripts include Drakul, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Transdimensional Couriers Union, S. Gunter Klaus and the Story Before, Squawk, London After Midnight, 10-Speed Revolution, Or the White Whale, and The Lives of the Most Notorious Highwaymen.

His work for the camera includes 3 BULLETS, MISTER X, GIRLS IN LANE 4, and several original screenplays.

John received his B.A from Minnesota State University, Mankato where he studied performance, directing, and modern dance. He is also an alumnus of the Perpich Center for Arts Education's theatre training program and the 2007 Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab.

In addition to his text-based work, he has a passion for group-based storytelling and has experience with ensemble theatre, choreography, improvisation, puppetry, mask-making, and game design.

In his spare time he performs with the steampunk-themed rock band Bad September.

...one of the sharpest young minds in local theater.- Graydon Royce,
Star Tribune

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