Brown Johnson
EVP & Creative Director, Sesame Workshop
Biography
Brown Johnson is the executive vice president and creative director at Sesame Workshop, where she is responsible for the development and production of the Workshop's domestic television content, as well as creative services.

Before joining the Workshop, she served as president of animation and preschool entertainment at Nickelodeon, where she managed development and production of more than 200 episodes of programming each year. Johnson pioneered the interactive format of the groundbreaking preschool programs Dora the Explorer and Blue's Clues. She also conceived and oversaw the development of the Nickelodeon preschool block, featuring hit shows including Go Diego Go!, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Team UmiZoomi, The Backyardigans, and Ni Hao Kai Lan. Her focus on the development of multi-ethnic children's media spurred Johnson to create fellowships in writing and art to grow the next generation of diverse creators.
Brown Johnson
EVP & Creative Director, Sesame Workshop
Be the Director of Sesame Street

Or the educator, writer, producer, or camera operator. In this workshop, you'll work in small teams to create your own mini Sesame Street episode, learning what really goes into creating the iconic series. From determining the educational goal to writing a script, creating a storyboard, performing/puppeteering, and shooting, each team will produce their own video short to screen for workshop, post to social media, and keep for bragging rights.





Puppetry in Performance:



In this workshop, Real Sesame Street puppeteers will walk you through all aspects of creating a TV puppetry performance, from the acting itself to the sometimes-surprising technical requirements involved. You’ll get to use a broad variety of puppets, from monsters to adorable animals to unique puppets you may be meeting for the first time. You’ll work in groups and will have your performance videotaped for a keepsake, share-able workshop souvenir.