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On the Road with Allen Johnson Jan 11, 2007

by Tania Kupczak

Allen Johnson’s solo performance Another You is back on the road again. Premiering in last year's Northwest Artist Series here at OtB and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s (PICA) Time Based Art Festival to much acclaim, Johnson’s show has gone global. Just returning from a three city tour in Germany in early December, Johnson, and crew (sound designer Justin Gerardy, lighting designer Michael White, & director Sean Ryan) met up for a few rehearsals in early January to gear up for Johnson’s upcoming performance at The Public Theater’s UNDER THE RADAR. (For tickets and info: www.publictheater.org/UTR/ ) Allen J and crew Pictured are Johnson, Gerardy, and White on route to Cedar Rapids, IA where Another You was presented as part of the National Performance Network’s (NPN) Annual Conference in November of 2006 (Theater in Iowa pictured below). Allen Johnson was awarded a NPN Creation Fund sponsored by On the Boards and PICA to create an evening length work of Another You based on his performance he premiered at OtB’s Northwest New Works Festival in 2004. Cedar Rapids posted by Sean

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