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Rasean Davonte Johnson

 
Bio:
a video artist and designer of projections, scenery, and sound for theatre, film, and installations. Theatre work includes collaborations with numerous institutions including Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Manual Cinema, Chicago Opera Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, ArtsEmerson, the McCarter Theatre ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
a video artist and designer of projections, scenery, and sound for theatre, film, and installations. Theatre work includes collaborations with numerous institutions including Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Manual Cinema, Chicago Opera Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, ArtsEmerson, the McCarter Theatre ... (read complete bio)

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[Off-Off-Broadway, 2018]
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Rasean Davonte Johnson, Pornchanok (Nok) Kanchanabanca, Michael Commendatore and Kati Photo

Rasean Davonte Johnson, Pornchanok (Nok) Kanchanabanca, Michael Commendatore and Katie Travers

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09/20/2019

 

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Rasean Davonte Johnson Biography

a video artist and designer of projections, scenery, and sound for theatre, film, and installations.
Theatre work includes collaborations with numerous institutions including Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Manual Cinema, Chicago Opera Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, ArtsEmerson, the McCarter Theatre Center, Yale Repertory Theatre, The Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group, Everyman Theatre, The Ningbo Song and Dance Company, Yale Opera, Teatro Vista. Timeline Theatre Company, The Hypocrites, Porchlight Music Theatre, Halcyon Theatre, Redtwist Theatre, and many more.
He received his MFA from the Yale School of Drama in Design as a student in the projection program, and has lectured at Yale University, Columbia College Chicago, Syracuse University, Boston University, The Theatre School at Depaul, and the Ohio State University.




Rasean Davonte Johnson News

David Geffen School Of Drama At Yale Announces Inaugural Design Showcase in New York  Photo David Geffen School Of Drama At Yale Announces Inaugural Design Showcase in New York City
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

David Geffen School of Drama at Yale is pleased to announce its inaugural Design Showcase in New York City. The Design Showcase will introduce scenic, costume, lighting, sound, and projection designers from the classes of 2020 and 2022 on May 19 and 20 at The Public Theater Studios (440 Lafayette Street).

BWW Review: THURGOOD at Penumbra Photo BWW Review: THURGOOD at Penumbra
by Jared F - Mar 19, 2022

Thurgood written by George Stevens, Jr. and directed by Lou Bellamy is playing at Penumbra.

Creative Teams and Casts Announced For 2022 Oregon Shakespeare Festival Photo Creative Teams and Casts Announced For 2022 Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022

The imminent start of the 2022 Oregon Shakespeare Festival season—Artistic Director Nataki Garrett’s first full season—marks a celebratory return to repertory producing. The 2022 lineup features eight on-stage plays and musicals, from classic Shakespeare to works by some of today’s most exciting playwrights.

The University of Chicago and Folks Operetta to Present the Korngold Festival Photo The University of Chicago and Folks Operetta to Present the Korngold Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2022

The University of Chicago and Folks Operetta have announced the Korngold Festival, celebrating and exploring the life and music of one of the 20th century’s most successful yet underrecognized composers, Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

BWW Review: Pulitzer Prize winner THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Is a Romp at Everyman Theatre Photo BWW Review: Pulitzer Prize winner THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Is a Romp at Everyman Theatre.
by Charles Shubow - Dec 20, 2021

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Reimagined At Everyman Photo THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Reimagined At Everyman
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 1, 2021

Everyman Theatre is gearing up for one of the most produced plays from the American canon, and the third offering in its LIVE 31st season, Thornton Wilder's romp through the ages, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH. The production at Everyman Theatre is directed by Associate Artistic Director Noah Himmelstein and runs from December 7, 2021 through January 2, 2022.

BWW Review: FANNIE at Goodman Theatre Photo BWW Review: FANNIE at Goodman Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Oct 26, 2021

E. Faye Butler gives a formidable performance as civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer in Cheryl L. West’s one-woman play.

Wonder/Wall Premieres Live In The Courtyard At Bay Street Theater Photo Wonder/Wall Premieres Live In The Courtyard At Bay Street Theater
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2021

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced Wonder/Wall, an exciting and new immersive video performance series, combining live performance and video projection to create an amazing storytelling experience never before seen at Bay Street Theater. 

The Broad Stage Announces Five Artistic Partnerships Creating Newly Commissioned Work Photo The Broad Stage Announces Five Artistic Partnerships Creating Newly Commissioned Works
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2021

The Broad Stage has announced a new chapter in its artistic future – as a commissioner and producer of new work – centered around dynamic partnerships with a diverse mix of performers, directors, choreographers, composers, librettists, and arts venues – in the 2021-2022 through 2023-2024 seasons, with exact production dates to be announced.

Chicago Shakespeare Returns to Live Performances with AS YOU LIKE IT; Casts & Creativ Photo Chicago Shakespeare Returns to Live Performances with AS YOU LIKE IT; Casts & Creatives for Chicago ShakesSTREAM Revealed
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 5, 2021

Chicago Shakespeare Theater will welcome artists back to make theater again as dozens of actors, directors, designers, and technicians are busy creating upcoming productions, captured live in the Theater's performance spaces and streaming on-demand for audiences at home via the new Chicago ShakesSTREAM platform. 

Rasean Davonte Johnson Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Tina Landau's MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT at Steppenwolf VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Tina Landau's MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT at Steppenwolf
by Alan Henry - Jun 6, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world premiere of MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT, co-written by ensemble members Tina Landau (SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical) and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, Academy Award). Conceived by Tina Landau, she also directs this true and little-known Chicago story that will star Tarell Alvin McCraney as Ms. Joan Jett Blakk. Joining McCraney in the cast are Patrick Andrews, Molly Brennan, Daniel Kyri, Jon Hudson Odom and Sawyer Smith.

VIDEO: Long Wharf Theatre Presents 15th Anniversary Production of CROWNS VideoVIDEO: Long Wharf Theatre Presents 15th Anniversary Production of CROWNS
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2018

Long Wharf Theatre, in association with the McCarter Theater Center, presents the 15TH anniversary production of Crowns, written and directed by Regina Taylor.

VIDEO: First Look At Long Wharf Theatre's CROWNS VideoVIDEO: First Look At Long Wharf Theatre's CROWNS
by Alan Henry - Mar 27, 2018

Long Wharf Theatre, in association with the McCarter Theater Center, presents the 15TH anniversary production of Crowns, written and directed by Regina Taylor. Performances take place April 18 through May 13, 2018 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Mainstage. Tickets start at $30.

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with BLKS Playwright Aziza Barnes VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes with BLKS Playwright Aziza Barnes
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of BLKS by award-winning poet and playwright Aziza Barnes and directed by Nataki Garrett. An uproarious and frank play, the acclaimed Chicago-based cast features ensemble member Namir Smallwood (Justin /Sosa/Dominican Dude) with Leea Ayers (June), Nora Carroll (Octavia), Celeste Cooper (Imani), Danielle Davis (Ry) and Kelly O'Sullivan (That Bitch on the Couch/White Woman). Below, check out an interview with playwright Aziza Barnes as she talks about BLKS!

Video: Steppenwolf Announces BLKS SALON SERIES VideoVideo: Steppenwolf Announces BLKS SALON SERIES
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2017

In conjunction with the world premiere of BLKS by acclaimed poet/playwright Aziza Barnes this December, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has collaborated with Barnes to bring a beautiful lineup of Black artists, queer artists, women-identified artists, artists of color and their communities to Steppenwolf's LookOut Series. The BLKS Salon Series celebrates the themes and conversations sparked by Barnes's play an ingenious portrait of a day in the life of four young black women in New York City.