• Blair Johnston

    performing out of reality

    the power of improv to place me in the present

    March 5, 2015
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    There are only a few activities that will get me out of bed before 10 on a Saturday morning, and they almost exclusively involve culinary consumption. My one exception to this hard-and-fast food rule is the opportunity to ask strangers to call out random words, pantomime simple actions, and speak in bizarre voices. Unfortunately, I […]

    pushing boundaries

    young artists fighting old restrictions

    October 30, 2014
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    The 2008 black Volvo S40 sputtered to a standstill as our film crew hovered anxiously in front of the cemetery gates on a dark Sunday evening. “Come on, not now. Please, we just need a few more takes,” I pleaded, coaxing the car while I repeatedly shoved the keys into the ignition, attempting to will […]