The Fourth Messenger

#BlackGirlJoy: Star Johnson in Concert

Created by Star Johnson

Washington D.C.-bred writer and composer, Star Johnson brings a night of hip-hop, soul, and pop-infused musical theatre to the stage in her NYMF concert. #BLACKGIRLJOY explores the growing pains and pratfalls of young adulthood and celebrates the beauty of getting back up. Featuring pieces from How to Quit Your Day Job (54 Below), Flattops and F Words (Kennedy Center), and other works in development, this unique and funky concert is for anyone who loves equally Stephen Sondheim and Lauryn Hill.

Recommended for ages 16+

Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes

*This show has no intermission

Star Johnson

Star Johnson is a lyricist, composer and performance artist hailing from Washington, DC. She has written and composed music for How to Quit Your Day Job  (Feinstein’s/54 Below, Capital Fringe - Best Musical), Flattops and F Words (Kennedy Center ) good girl/bad part of town  (Fail Safe Festival) and Rooftops (in development) mixing traditional musical theatre stylings with hip hop, soul and r&b. She is the founder of OpenStage, a Washington, DC based monthly new works showcase, created in November 2013 to give local writers a forum to workshop new pieces. Over the years, her work has been featured in the Washington Post, Broadway World, Washington City Paper and the DCist. She recently earned a workshop residency at the Anacostia Arts Center in Southeast, DC where she will be developing a musical theatre lab with residents of the Anacostia community.