Barrett Johnson is a writer of self-described "Importance. Potentially positive or negative." After growing up in Portland, Barrett attended Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, where he received 1st class Honors in Film and English Literature. He has since written short plays, poems for literary magazines, and has received top honors in the Indie International Songwriting Competition. Now back in Portland, Barrett reviews for BroadwayWorld and plays music at local venues. He longs to hear from you regarding his work, so please feel free to get in touch!
There's a question that I know we've all been wrestling with for a long time now. A question that was answered in New York in 2006 when THE DROWSY CHAPERONE first premiered on Broadway, and a question that the Broadway Rose Theater Company has finally allowed Portland to answer as well. Can a 1920s Jazz-Age musical in all its spectacle and glory be performed in an elderly man's apartment? Finally. And the answer is yes.BWW Reviews: Broadway Rose Theater's THE SOUND OF MUSIC a Visual Stunner with Powerhouse Talent July 19, 2012
Getting to pick the minds of the director, dramaturge, and two leads in one of the most exciting plays of the season? Never let such an opportunity go to waste. BWW chats with Jerry Mouawad, Laurence Kominz, Anne Sorce, and Matthew DiBiasio concerning their recent success, THE BLACK LIZARDBWW Reviews THE BLACK LIZARD at Imago Theatre: The Dance of Kabuki and Noir May 18, 2012
Portland Center Stage puts on ANNA KARENINA, and the women of both the story and the show are more dynamic than they get credit for. Also a much-needed discussion concerning adaptation decisions, Modernism's place in realist fiction, and why selling a joke can ruin can ruin a punchline. Runs through May 6.