Location: New Denmark, New Brunswick
Self-Identification: Disabilities (both Visible and Invisible)
J. Ivanel Johnson is the pen name for an author/playwright with Disability, now living in the remote Appalachians of New Brunswick. She has contributed many short culturally-diverse works to literary journals and anthologies and has two mystery novels published by Black Rose, Texas. She is a member of PGC, PARC, the Writers Union of Canada. With degrees from Queens in Theatre Arts, English Literature and Education, she had her first two-act, co-written play produced in the UK in 1997. The 2nd edition of her only non-fiction, "How To Teach Drama To Kids" came out in Feb. 2020.
4 min. sound bytes from rehearsals for professionally workshopped Rough Notes, Oct. 2022:
An amateur audio demo excerpt of "Such A Time As This" from Rough Notes, released for Christmas 2021, with related graphic storyboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXk0FusiHcg
Article on Diversity within Rough Notes: https://nbmediacoop.org/2022/08/01/disabled-playwright-pens-historical-n-b-musical
Rough Notes website: https://mckencroftproducti.wixsite.com/roughnotes
There are more links to other (amateur) demos on Soundcloud, as well as a full profile of the musical on the Canadian Musical Theatre database and PGC's Pledge Project.