C. A. Johnson hails from Metairie Louisiana, but currently lives and writes in Queens. Her plays include MOTHER TONGUE, THE CLIMB, AN AMERICAN FEAST, WAITIN’ ON THE MOON, ELROY LEARN HIS NAME, and THIRST (2017 Kilroys List, PlayPenn Conference). She is a member of the 2017 Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm and a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center. She was previously The Lark's 2016-17 Van Lier Playwriting Fellow, a 2016-2017 Dramatists Guild Fellow, and a member of The Civilians R&D Group. Her work has been developed with The Lark, Open Bar Theatricals, UC San Diego, The Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation, and The Fire This Time Festival. Most recently, C.A.’s play AN AMERICAN FEAST was developed with The Civilians and received a workshop production at Playwrights Horizons Theater School . BA: Smith College MFA: NYU
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Samira and Greta lead a peaceful life. They have their own clearing in the woods, their own hut, and their son Kalil to keep them laughing. When Kalil returns home one day without their water rations, however, Samira and Greta find themselves in conflict with their local political leader. Set in a tense segregated society, Thirst is a complex look at race and love in war-time.
Marge is a photographer, and her wife Tiffany has been her sole photographic subject for seven years. When Tiffany goes on a month-long hiking trip to get away from it all, both women are forced to question everything from their professional and personal past to the true meaning of a moment captured in time.
Keyonna is sixteen years old, extremely close with her older brother Samuel, and dreams of a better tomorrow. When brother and sister find themselves on the brink of eviction, however, their tenuous life on the edge of the poverty is forever changed by a few hundred dollars, a pretty girl, and a famous Hollywood actress.
Cassidy and Bea are getting married and they've carefully planned a small, uneventful wedding weekend. When Cassidy's younger brother arrives, however, the wedding comes to a crashing halt. Standing on the border between her past and her future, Cassidy must decide what she values most: her origin story or her future.