Karena Johnson

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Artistic Director & CEO of Hoxton Hall

Karena Johnson (Chair of the Board of Trustees) is founder of Loud Talkin’ and Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall. She has worked for many years as a director, producer and facilitator of emerging artists and commentator. Her pioneering career includes roles as Acting Artistic Director of Contact Theatre in Manchester, Artistic Director of touring theatre company Kushite, Head of Theatre Programming at Oval House Theatre and Associate at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nottingham Playhouse and NOW festival.

Karena is an award winning practitioner with her work recognised with a “Highly Commended Business person of the year Barking and Dagenham” award an Arts and Business Award for diversity and was a nomination for a special TMA award “for theatre with cojones”