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How To Write, Direct, & Produce Urban Theatre With Je'Caryous Johnson

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Photobucket Je'Caryous Johnson will discuss how to write, direct and produce urban theatre. He is currently touring his hit stage play, "Cheaper to Keeper Her," starring Vivica Fox and Brian McKnight..

With over 14 years of experience in the performing arts, Johnson has trained with such theater masters as Edward Albee, Jose Quintero, and Sir Peter Hall. He has directed some of the best theater legends, including Billy Dee Williams, Richard Roundtree, and Grammy Award winner Brian McKnight.

He was the first person to adapt an African-American romance novel into a stage play. He was also the first person to write and produce a novel and a play, simultaneously. With his youthful appeal, Johnson was handpicked by the estate of Sammy Davis Jr. to write Mr. Bojangles on Broadway: “Sammy Davis Jr. – The World’s Greatest Entertainer” (Las Vegas 2007). The distinction gives him another first – the youngest creator of a Vegas show. Davis’s estate also recommended that Quincy Jones (who owns the rights to the biography) collaborate with Johnson on the Broadway show. He will also make history again, with his upcoming collaboration with Brian McKnight to produce a soundtrack, play, and novel. Today, Johnson is making his mark in the entertainment arena, becoming one of the most sought-after playwrights in the industry.

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