January 24 - February 3

Fisk University - Little Theater

998 D. B. Todd

Nashville, TN 37208


Approximate running time 2 hrs 15 mins


JAN 24 - JAN 27


JAN 31 - FEB 3



 "JOHNSON'S "BREATHE" TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY ( Donloe's Lowdon) "Breathe" is the story of two teenagers (one black, one white) from different families involved in separate acts of violence. The consequences they face are based not only on evidence, but also on the color of their skin. Not only must the sons rationalize their actions for themselves, but their families must now find a way to break through the social prejudices and differences in order to assist each other in their efforts to pin down a catalyst for their sons' violence and enough answers to move forward. Cast Kennie Playhouse Theatre is proud to announce the cast of "Breathe".
Javon Johnson (Isaac)
Javon Johnson (Isaac)
Actor and Writer of “Breathe” joins cast Jan 31-Feb 3. He is currently in "The Hate U Give", Clint Eastwood’s film “The Mule” and Bet’s up coming TV series “American Soul” about Soul Train host Don Cornelius.
Kurt Denny  (John)
Kurt Denny (John)
Kurt studied theater in college, and afterward spent time at the HB Studios in NYC.
Alexis LaVon (Stage Manager)
Alexis LaVon (Stage Manager)
She has numerous productions to her credit such as Sista Style Productions, Kennie Playhouse Theatre, The American Negro Playwright Theatre, Nashville Children's Theatre, Chaffin's Barn., and TWTP
Darlene Knight      (Loretta)
Darlene Knight (Loretta)
Darlene Knight is welcomed back to the stage and who’s performance as Ester in Au Mun Ra’s production of August Wilsons’ “Gem of the Ocean” was remarkable.
Dai’Vian Washington (Andre)
Dai’Vian Washington (Andre)
Dai’Vian Washington is a sophomore biology major from Memphis, TN with ambition of becoming a pediatric dentist.
David Torres-Fluentes (Casey)
David Torres-Fluentes (Casey)
David is an actor, avid puppeteer and professional clown.
Clark Harris ( Isaac)
Clark Harris ( Isaac)
has shared many stories on stage from Off-Broadway to Netflix, Lifetime, FX and more. He currently plays Cueball in TBN’s new television series “Smoketown”.
Cat Arnold  (Ellen)
Cat Arnold (Ellen)
Cat has been in Willadean in Del Shores’ Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, produced by KB Productions
Kenny Dozier (Director)
Kenny Dozier (Director)
Recently recognized in WallStreet Journal for his performance in August Wilsons’ “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Cutler) and “Piano Lesson” ( Avery) in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Persephone Felder-Fentress ( Asst Director)
Persephone Felder-Fentress ( Asst Director)
An accomplished theater teacher, director, and actress. Dedicated to making theater happen at Fisk University. Challenges all to "Be the change".

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ACTING OUT with Javon Johnson an Acting Workhop Sat , Feb 2nd 12PM - 4PM

A 4 hour intensive acting workshop with Actor, Writer, and Producer Javon Johnson. The Workshop is designed for film and theater actors and will cover the following areas:


Finding honesty in your work


Character development


Script Analysis


Scene Work


Industry Knowledge


Javon Johnson who's current films are "The Hate U Give", upcoming Bet's series "American Soul" about Soul Train Host Don Cornelius, and Tyler Perry's "Boo! A Madea Halloween". Javon will also be performing in the play Breathe Jan 31 - Feb 3. Class is limited to 30 students.