PF14 Artist Snapshot: Rene Johnson presents “g e e l”

NOTE: PortFringe will be profiling PF14 Artists and their shows on this blog in the weeks leading up to the festival (June 24-29, 2014). The next snapshot is of Rene Johnson – local performance artist, model (and stage manager extraordinaire!) – presenting at PortFringe for the first time, with her deeply personal, one-woman original work.

Artist: Rene Johnson
Show: g e e l
Description: a one woman show about how trauma shapes the unsuspecting. told with song and dance.

Tell us something we don’t know about you and your PortFringe show.

I talk in my sleep on a regular basis.

What are you most looking forward to about PortFringe 2014?

The opportunity to get feedback from other artists about my work. 

Lobster or Steak? Discuss.

Lobster would be the answer I would normally give but as I get older I am learning to appreciate a good steak more and more. For years if it was well done it was undercooked, animal blood grossed me the heck out!!! However as I have gotten older (and my anemia gets worse) I think I would rather get the nutrients from the steak then enjoy the delicious goodness that is lobster. 

Thank you! Have a wonderful PortFringe, Rene!


Tuesday, June 24 at 8:00pm – PSC Storefront Theater
Friday, June 27 at 8:00pm – PSC Storefront Theater

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