“Torsten Johnson has been astounding audiences over the past few years with performances in roles that reveal mysterious dimensions of masculinity.”

Lavender Magazine

Current Projects

Dying City at Second Stage Theatre

Torsten is currently understudying the revival of Dying City, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, written and directed by Christopher Shinn.

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The Comedian’s Tragedy

Torsten is Associate Producer of a new play, The Comedian’s Tragedy, being performed at the Access Theater, June 20 – July 7. Visit the Kickstarter for more information.




Midsummer with the Back Room Shakespeare Project

I’m doing Theseus and Oberon with BRSP. One night only! Come out to Brooklyn and check out some down and dirty Shakespeare in a bar.

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Romeo and Juliet at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

Torsten will play Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet directed by Ian Belknap. Performances October 16 – November 17.

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Coming Up For Air

Torsten wrapped shooting on this feature film about collegiate diving in Fall 2017. Look for its New York premier in Fall 2019.



Torsten Johnson is an actor that recently moved from Minnesota to New York City. He has a deep love for classical theater, new plays, and is excited by the wealth of artistic possibilities in New York City.