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Jennifer Johnson: Co-Artistic Director, Ensemble

Jennifer Johnson recently joined the Double Edge Ensemble after two decades of collaboration as an actor, dramaturg, and training leader.  Johnson was a co-creator and actor of Keter, the Crowning Song in the 90’s, Relentless in the early 2000’s, and most recently co-created and performed as Leonora in Leonora & Alejandro: La Maga y el Maestro, which premiered in March 2018 at Peak Performances at Montclair State University. She appeared in many Spectacles at Double Edge, most notably as Lucy Stone in We The People, Athena in The Odyssey and as La Senora in Once a Blue Moon, and directed the oral history project in the Ashfield Town Spectacle. She portrayed Leonora Carrington in the Double Edge Fall Spectacle Leonora’s World.

She directed The Remnant and TheOdyssey at the Charlestown Working Theater in Boston, where she was the co- director for 24 years. For her educational and cultural work at the CWT, Johnson received citations from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Boston, as well as the Elliott Norton Award for extraordinary contributions to Boston theatre. Johnson was born and raised in Charlestown.