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Nilan Johnson

Nilan Johnson received a Drama League Artist-in-Residence Award for his play Endangered Species, to be directed by PATP classmate Nathaniel Claridad. “A hilariously scathing new play about racial identity, Endangered Species explores what happens when Black culture is abandoned for the safety of the normative. What remains when history, context, and culture disappears?” Nilan appeared in the film #BLACKLIVESMATTER and in an episode of Most Evil for Investigation Discovery. Nilan acted in a workshop production of The Champion, a new play by Amy Evans about Nina Simone, that also featured PATP alum Joy Jones in the title role. He has worked recently with the Working Theatre’s Director’s Salon, in a reading at Primary Stages, at the Obie-winning Peculiar Works Project, at New Dramatists workshopping the new play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, and in a reading of Caridad Svich’s Upon the Fragile Shore at the Drama League directed by Gabriel Shanks. Nilan’s play, Our Precedent received a reading at the Flux Theatre.


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