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A Drink and a cigar:
The story of murray hall

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"Murray’s story was told by everyone but him, and he wanted it that way to protect his identity. We don’t have hardly a word of primary source for Murray Hall; when he was discussed after death, what was most talked about was how hard he was to spot because he got angry, smoked and drank. I want to popularize his story now that we can talk about gender and its complexity."

- Kian J. Johnson


Kian J. Johnson (he/him) is a trans man actor based in New York City. He was recently seen in the world premiere of Miranda Rose Hall’s The Kind Ones at the Magic Theatre, and other recent credits include The Anthropologists’ No Pants in Tucson, Women’s Theatre Festival’s “Occupy the Stage,” (“A Sleepless Play” and “Berta”), the premiere of "The Regime is Female," "Bad News! i was there..." at NYU Skirball, and "Lovebird Jamboree" in which his work was praised as "accessible and charming," (Pup's Books) and an "analysis wise beyond the character’s years." (Drama Queens Reviews) He looks forward to a reading of Shannon TL Kearns’ play “Twisted Deaths” at UP Theater Company in March, and is a proud Fled Company member. He can also be seen in Season 6 of "Ray Donovan." Follow his artistic journey on Instagram via @kj.artboy. SUNY Purchase, BFA in Acting, 2018 



Kian J. Johnson- Composer, Lyricist and Performer

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