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Interstate 73 Reading: The Johnsons

  • ART/NY Spaces@520 520 8th Ave, 3rd Floor New York, NY, 10018 United States (map)


By Amina Henry
Directed by Shira-Lee Shalit


In Cape Cod, the Johnson family is falling apart. Their house has gone into foreclosure and grandma has died in the bathtub. Will they be able to put the pieces back together again?

Amina Henry is a Brooklyn-based playwright who writes satirical language plays. Productions include: Hunter John and Jane at JACK, Ducklings at JACK, The Animals at JACK, Happily Ever at Brooklyn College, An American Family Takes a Lover at Theater for the New City, Water produced by Drama of Works, The Minstrel Show, produced as part of the 2013 Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood Festival at 13th Street Theater/CSC (NYC), and Bully at Mirror Box Theatre, Interrobang Theater, Clubbed Thumb and SUNY Purchase. She is currently working on commissions from The New Group, HERO Theater and Project Y Theatre. Her work has been developed by, produced and/or presented at: The New Group, The Flea, Ars Nova, Clubbed Thumb, Page 73, National Black Theater, Barefoot Theater, Little Theater at Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR), Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas, TX), and Texas State University, among other theaters and venues. She has been a participant in Clubbed Thumb's Early Career Writers group, Ars Nova’s 2017-2018 PlayGroup and Page 73’s Interstate 73 writers group and is a New Georges Affiliate Artist. She was a 2017-2018 recipient of a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Space Grant and a 2018 Dixon Place Space Residency. Bully was on the 2015 Kilroys List and her play Burned was Honorable Mention for the 2016 Kilroys List. Upcoming: New Light Theater's production of The Great Novel, June 2019 at The Flea. For up-to-date information, go to