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Rene Goddess Johnson presents “g e e l”

May 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

g e e l is an interactive devised, original one-woman show, written and performed by René Johnson, and directed by Marjolaine Whittlesey.

The action unfolds through thoughtful storytelling as her “tribe,” the audience, experiences a new kind of theater that includes powerful dance and song in multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.

Amanda Huotari, Executive Artistic Director of Celebration Barn shared, “Rene is a creative powerhouse with an incredible story of overcoming childhood trauma. She takes the audience on a journey from South Africa to Maine in beautiful and inspiring ways.”

“René Goddess Johnson writes, choreographs, directs, produces and performs her interactive one woman show. She has been developing her original style of interactive theater since 2013 and has combined her passion for experiential learning, her love of storytelling and dynamic dance to create this high-energy show.

She performs in the Northeast region and brings 400 years of South African and North American history to life for audiences by involving them in performances that feature improvisation, dance, music, poetry, group discussion and activities with a great deal of raw emotion, truth bombs, and humor. Her workshops explore a diverse range of subjects from racism in Maine to self expression and identity.”

Ages 13+/parents use best judgement for adult themes, adult language and severe violence depicted.


May 23, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Congress Square Park
Portland, ME 04101 United States