Travis Johnson Legacy at STNJ

Travis Johnson was a one-of-a-kind human being who left this world too soon. He was passionate, brilliantly talented, intelligent, generous, hilarious, pensive, and a dedicated friend. He had the most playful spirit and at the same time, would genuinely make the most profound observations.

I met Travis the summer of 2011 as an acting apprentice at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. He was my classmate, my fellow fairy in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and most importantly my friend.

At the theater, Travis was an acting apprentice twice, a member of the Next Stage Ensemble, a touring actor with the Shakespeare Live! company twice, and an actor on their main stages thrice. Ranging from Macbeth to Troilus, Henry V to Lysander, Travis’ commanding presence on stage was powerfully unforgettable. To say that Travis was a major component to the theater’s educational programs and stages is an understatement.

To honor his legacy we are looking to raise...

$2500 towards a memorial plaque that will be seen by staff, artists, and apprentices at STNJ on a daily basis.

Any additional donations will be set aside for a memorial scholarship. We originally thought we would provide a full scholarship to one student for an acting apprenticeship at STNJ. But why give to one when we can give to many over longer periods of time? So, we are going to take the remaining funds and give out scholarships for apprentices in years to come.

Thank you for your donation. No contribution is too small.


Maggie, and the many friends who love Travis

*Photo Credit: Samantha Blain
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • TJ Sharp  
    • $10 
    • 43 mos
  • Paul Mahaffey 
    • $30 
    • 43 mos
  • Scott Ferebee 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Scott and Sue Johnson 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
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Maggie Schweppe 
Madison, NJ
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