Straight off the heels of Dr. Silver: A Celebration Of Life, Britta Johnson is sitting joining the conversation on Cue To Cue and is opening up about the wonderful whirlwind the last few years has been for her.

Britta candidly gives us a look into her creative spirit. She opens up she about her creative process, developing confidence in herself as a writer and how we need to “dare to be dreadful” as artists. How much to do I love that!

Are you willing for yourself to fall on your face? Are you willing to go through the process? To get in there and get dirty and at the end of it it is still not what you want? This is the life of an artist.

In this episode:

  • we discuss the development of her newest Musical Dr. Silver
  • What the biggest lesson she is learning as a composer and artist in this current moment
  • the value of collaboration and how Britta is discovering how to be able to collaborate with herself and validate her own ideas
  • How being The Musical Stage Company’s inaugural crescendo artist has pushed her to grow and the process of producing 3 new works in 3 years.
  • How neither of us has seen star wars.

Britta Johnson: Challenge Yourself To Tell The Truth And Dare To Be Dreadful

by Chelsea Johnson | Cue to Cue

A little about Britta:

Britta Johnson is a writer, composer, and lyricist. Her writing credits include:  Life After (Canadian Stage/Musical Stage/Yonge Street Theatricals; Dora Award Best New Musical, Best Musical Production). With her sister Anika Johnson: Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life (Outside the March/Musical Stage Company), Brantwood (Theatre Sheridan; Dora Award for Audience Choice), Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (YPT; Dora Nominee Best new musical), Trap Door (Theatre Sheridan, book by Morris Panych). With Sara Farb: Kelly V.Kelly (Theatre Sheridan CMTP), Reframed (Acting Up Stage Company/AGO; Dora nominee Best New Musical). With Katherine Cullen: Stupidhead! (Theatre Passe Muraille; Dora Nominee Best New Play). She will make her American debut in the new year when Life After is staged at the Old Globe in San Diego. She is the inaugural Crescendo Artist with the Musical Stage Company, which includes a commitment to produce 3 of her shows in 3 years.

Follow Britta!

Instagram: @brittamcjohnson

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Photography credit: Sarah Stewart Photography


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