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Kashayna Johnson

 
Bio:
Kashayna recently appeared as Paulina in School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play at Round House Theatre. In April 2019, Kashayna appeared as Jacqueline Blount in Junk: The Golden Age of Debt at Arena Stage for the DC premiere of Ayad Aktar’s Tony-nominated show. Born into a military ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Kashayna recently appeared as Paulina in School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play at Round House Theatre. In April 2019, Kashayna appeared as Jacqueline Blount in Junk: The Golden Age of Debt at Arena Stage for the DC premiere of Ayad Aktar’s Tony-nominated show. Born into a military ... (read complete bio)
 

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Shanara Gabrielle, Kashayna Johnson, Jackie Maxwell, Elan Zafir, Nancy Sun and Amanda Photo

Shanara Gabrielle, Kashayna Johnson, Jackie Maxwell, Elan Zafir, Nancy Sun and Amanda Forstrom

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04/12/2019
Kashayna Johnson, Edward Gero, Thomas Keegan and Elliot Bales Photo

Kashayna Johnson, Edward Gero, Thomas Keegan and Elliot Bales

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03/04/2019
(L to R) Diedra LaWan Starnes as Myrna and Kashayna Johnson as Annie in Milk Like Sug Photo

(L to R) Diedra LaWan Starnes as Myrna and Kashayna Johnson as Annie in Milk Like Sugar at Mosaic Theater Company of DC, November 2-27, 2016. Photo by Ryan Maxwell.

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11/04/2016
(L to R) Ghislaine Dwarka as Margie, Renee Elizabeth Wilson as Talisha, Kashayna John Photo

(L to R) Ghislaine Dwarka as Margie, Renee Elizabeth Wilson as Talisha, Kashayna Johnson as Annie, and Jeremy Keith Hunter as Antwoine in Milk Like Sugar at Mosaic Theater Company of DC, November 2-27, 2016. Photo by Ryan Maxwell.

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11/04/2016
(L to R) Kashayna Johnson as Annie and Vaughn Ryan Midder as Malik in Milk Like Sugar Photo

(L to R) Kashayna Johnson as Annie and Vaughn Ryan Midder as Malik in Milk Like Sugar at Mosaic Theater Company of DC, November 2-27, 2016. Photo by Ryan Maxwell.

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Kashayna Johnson Biography

Kashayna recently appeared as Paulina in School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play at Round House Theatre.

In April 2019, Kashayna appeared as Jacqueline Blount in Junk: The Golden Age of Debt at Arena Stage for the DC premiere of Ayad Aktar’s Tony-nominated show. Born into a military family, she graduated from Maryland’s Suitland High School and attended Temple University, before attending the Honors Acting Conservatory at The Theatre Lab. She graduated from British American Dramatic Academy's Midsummers Program with Magadalen College, University of Oxford. Other regional credits include Mosaic Theatre Company’s Milk Like Sugar, Theatre Alliance’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, and Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival’s Romeo and Juliet.




Kashayna Johnson News

THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards Photo THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 3, 2020

Tonight, at a celebration honoring theatre excellence on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery for theatreWashington's announcement of nominees for the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 18 at an event at the Anthem.

BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY  at the Round House Theatre Photo BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at the Round House Theatre - A Great Way to Open Their Renovated Theatre.
by Charles Shubow - Oct 14, 2019

Welcome back to Bethesda Round House Theatre! After a successful renovation, the theater has reopened on East-West Highway with impressive architectural improvements. One will notice immediately upon entering the lobby, huge changes with a complete makeover. There is a huge bar and seating area that was desperately needed. I do believe they could use more variety of refreshments though.. The theater's intent is to get people to a performance early and stick around afterwards.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PL Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at Round House Theatre?
by Paul Smith - Oct 1, 2019

School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play recently opened at Round House Theatre. Find out what the critics had to say!

BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at Round House Theatre Photo BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at Round House Theatre
by Roger Catlin - Sep 26, 2019

Playwright Jocelyn Bioh long wanted to name her 2017 work about the social interworkings of young women in Ghana simply 'School Girls.' But it wasn't until she added the subtitle, 'African Mean Girls Play,' that she fully nailed what she was doing.

BWW Review: JUNK at Arena Stage Photo BWW Review: JUNK at Arena Stage
by Rachael F. Goldberg - Apr 14, 2019

Arena Stage's production of 'Junk' marks the Washington, DC area premiere of the critically acclaimed play, and, happily, Arena's production is more than up to the task of living up to the show's reputation.

Photo Flash: JUNK Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: JUNK Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by Julie Musbach - Apr 12, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater recently opened the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk.

The Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National Festival Photo The Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 9, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the 50th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 16-20, 2019 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF. Selected awardees and representatives will be brought to Washington, D.C. for an expense-paid trip to participate in the National Festival. These student artists from across the United States have been recognized for their outstanding work from the eight regional festivals that were held January 8 through February 28, 2019.

BWW Interview: Arena's JUNK Brings Nancy Sun Back to DC and the World of Finance Photo BWW Interview: Arena's JUNK Brings Nancy Sun Back to DC and the World of Finance
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 20, 2019

When the curtain rises for Junk on April 5, it will mark a full circle for Actress Nancy Sun

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's JUNK Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's JUNK
by Julie Musbach - Mar 4, 2019

Arena Stage presents Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world.

BWW Review: SHE A GEM at Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: SHE A GEM at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 18, 2019

With all of the media options at their disposal today, creating theater pieces that will keep young people totally engaged is getting to be more and more of a challenge. Kennedy Center's Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) division's latest attempt at something fresh sometimes succeeds and sometimes doesn't. Most of the success in She A Gem can be attributed to the oh so fly direction of Paige Hernandez and her talented cast and design team. Whether or not the playwright Josh Wilder was up for the challenge is open to debate.

Kashayna Johnson Videos

STAGE TUBE: New Teaser, Plus Signed Intro for Mosaic Theater Company's MILK LIKE SUGAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Hot on the heels of the record-breaking, critically hailed Satchmo at the Waldorf, Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Season Two continues with Kirsten Greenidge's riotous, Obie Award-winning MILK LIKE SUGAR (November 2 - 27, 2016), under the direction of Mosaic Theater's Jennifer L. Nelson (The Gospel of Lovingkindness). Click below to watch a new teaser for the show, plus a signed intro touting Mosaic's new accessibility initiative!

STAGE TUBE: New Teaser, Plus Signed Intro for Mosaic Theater Company's MILK LIKE SUGAR
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2016

Hot on the heels of the record-breaking, critically hailed Satchmo at the Waldorf, Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Season Two continues with Kirsten Greenidge's riotous, Obie Award-winning MILK LIKE SUGAR (November 2 - 27, 2016), under the direction of Mosaic Theater's Jennifer L. Nelson (The Gospel of Lovingkindness). Click below to watch a new teaser for the show, plus a signed intro touting Mosaic's new accessibility initiative!