Q & A with Marcia Johnson

Marcia Johnson is a playwright, teacher and actor living in Toronto. Originally from Jamaica, Marcia has a passion for theatre and aims to have her audiences see themselves in her work. Marcia will be participating in FemFest’s Bake Off – a special initiative where writers are given “ingredients” for a play and just two weeks to whip up their “recipe!” The plays will be read at FemFest 2012: Staging Identity and audiences will get to vote for the tastiest treat! Bake Off will take place on Monday, September 17th at 7pm at the University of Winnipeg’s Asper Centre for Theatre and Film.

As well, Marcia will be doing a special reading of her works the following day, Tuesday, September 18th, at the new Aqua Books (123 Princess Street) at 12pm. Bring your lunch and hear from a wonderful selection of works. This presentation is brought to you by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Playwrights Guild of Canada.

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What is one thing every actor needs to know? Your agent can’t do all the work for you.

What does every great story have to have? Conflict.

What is your favourite word? Endeavour.

If I could grant you a single wish, what would it be? More patience.

Complete the sentence:  If I wasn’t typing this email interview right now, I would be cleaning my kitchen.

The most surprising thing that happened to me was being paid to act and write.

A common misperception of me is that I’ve got it all figured out.

You know me as an actor but in truer life I’d have been a romance novelist.

Check out all the festival has to offer at www.femfest.ca!