Johnny Salib is a multidisciplinary artist from Toronto, Ontario. He studied at Humber College for Theatre Performance and George Brown College for Playwriting. Johnny began his theatrical career in musical theatre and appeared in shows such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Lea Polson’s Theatre), Noye’s Fluude (CBC Television), and starred as Harry Potter in A Very Potter Musical (CCAA). As Johnny grew older he began distancing himself from musical theatre and joined DCYT, a theatrical troupe established in Toronto, touring Ontario as Peter Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Johnny, also being a sound designer and composer, has designed/composed for shows like Calpurnia (Nightwood Theatre / Sulong Theatre), Jamie’s Gone (Broken Soil Theatre) which received Best of Venue (Hamilton Fringe Festival 2013, The Citadel Theatre venue) & Best of Hamilton Fringe (Hamilton Fringe Festival 2013), Deficiency Syndrome (The ITP) and A Drop Of Water (Slice of Pi). To this date, he has released five soundtrack albums and one full-length album titled Distant Star. Johnny is currently the Artistic Director of Sisyphean Productions, a Toronto based theatre company that is focused on the development and creation of new works. He has been part of the creation of their projects: Mirror, Mirror; Invisible; and Oasis Love (second runner-up at the Hamilton Fringe Festival New Play Contest 2015).
Johnny is not only an artist, but also runs queerdeer media, an organization that provides services for queer events, artists, news, and more. He founded four projects with queerdeer: Our Queer Art, a website that features LGBT and queer artists as well as the art pieces that they create; Our Queer Stories, a website that features stories on coming out, overcoming obstacles, self-exploration, etc; Our Daily Queer a website focussed on promoting LGBTQIA+ news & opinion articles; and Our Queer History; an educational website created to help you learn more about the events, people and places that make up the LGBT and queer historical past.
Johnny is also a Creative Writing, Drama, Screenplay Writing and Playwriting teacher with the Toronto District School Board, a Creative Writing & Play Development teacher at the Active Living Centre, and a hobbyist pet blogger at Pets Overload.