Nicole Renee Johnson hits the (south) road

Updated: Nov 20

Actress Nicole Renee Johnson (Anne of Green Gables, Part 1, Fireside) joins other artists this month celebrating artistic director Chris Henry. Will you join them by saying "Happy Birthday" to Chris in the form of a charitable donation to Royal Family? LEARN MORE »

Nicole Renee Johnson

I had the honor of working with Christine Henry and Royal Family Productions on two productions this fall – Anne of Green Gables: Part 1, and Fireside. When I was initially approached to audition for Anne, I was shocked. So many theatres have had to shut down and the ones that are working are mainly doing so virtually. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity and I will be eternally grateful to Chris and Royal Family for these roles and productions. Chris was able to work everything out to make sure that anyone working on the show was safe and healthy, and that our audiences were also safe and comfortable during performances. While it was clear to me how many artists have been devoid of work this year, it didn’t cross my mind until Anne that patrons are yearning for art just the same.




Chris Henry at rehearsals for FIRESIDE

Chris’s main goal was always to keep everyone safe and in doing so, we created a bond at South Road Farm in Fayette, Maine – not just with one another, but also with our supporters. Hearing their positive responses after Anne of Green Gables sparked us all to create a Halloween show and that’s how Fireside happened.


The magic that Chris created with Anne and Fireside has inspired and invigorated me. Everything going on in the world is affecting us each in different ways, but I think the one common response is how much we all desire human connection. Chris was able to spark connections safely and responsibly. Royal Family has become my second family and South Road Farm will always hold a special place in my heart. Christine Henry is the one to thank for keeping theatre alive for us when it felt like all hope was gone.


Thank you for all that you do Chris, and Happy Birthday!

Nicole Renee Johnson



Photos by Caroline May


GET OUR NEWSLETTER!

Be the first to know about tickets and the latest news.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
145 West 46th Street
New York, NY
10036
212 837 1756

Funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

© 2017 Royal Family Productions. All rights reserved. Royal Family Productions, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax-deductible.