Misé Johns is a Kenyan-Canadian multidisciplinary artist dedicated to innovating across digital and traditional disciplines to create work that challenges expectations and meets an ever-changing need for novelty in entertainment. As the Artistic Director of Ĕthos Cultura, he culminates a decade of experience in the arts, mentorship and mental health to produce immersive installations that both engage audiences in new and meaningful ways, and bring people together around the ideas and values that can optimize the quality of our experiences as human beings.
Featured on CBC, his flagship production, Guerrier, has come to fruition as a modern multimedia interactive experience to address human connection ‘post’-covid and in the digital age. Playing to a completely sold out run at the 2023 Montreal Fringe Festival, this one of a kind production converges video, animation, live performance and audience interplay to stimulate all the senses in a world of renewed possibility. Proudly half Kenyan, Misé deduces from his roots to inform the themes and aesthetic of this AfroFuturistic mission.
As a member of the Black Theatre Workshop AMP ensemble, his latest piece : On Which We Stand, a fully comprehensive and innovative take on the traditional land acknowledgement will be featured at the NAC.