René Goddess Johnson is creating Embodied Equity Play Tools
13

patrons

$118
per month
I question intent as white led "inclusive" corporate businesses and arts organizations flock to each new racial equity or social justice training that pops up. Programs designed with no community based outcomes or solutions, with no deep rooted local agendas, that fall short, at best. The work is not about being comfortable in your choices but about being bold and honest in your ignorance and blind spots, then connecting, working intimately with, and correcting practices using the resources in our community to change future outcomes.

2019 brings with it a fresh look at Social Justice and Racial Equity Training in and out of Maine.

René Goddess is an Award winning, Arts & Community Organizer, Choreographer, Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs, Education and Events, Designer, Director, Embodied Equity Consultant, Innovator, Non-Profit Founder, Performance Artist, and Producer.

I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa then raised in the suburbs of Portland, Maine starting at age 6. I have spent the last 27 years fumbling and creating and somehow in all that work I have become an embodied equity consultant. From 2014 - 2019 my work with the Theater Ensemble of Color, team TEoC (TEE-oC), created a strong unconventional institution committed to social justice and racial equity as well as historical education. The dedicated, talented and committed work of TEoC’s team is recognized throughout New England for it’s outstanding original productions (Best Theater Company, Ensemble, 2018 in Portland Maine) and exceptional educational outreach programs and workshops.

Since the summer of 2013 I continue to sculpt the writing, production and performing of my interactive one-woman show, g e e l. A phenomenal actress and performer, I invite and give permission for the audience to actively participate throughout the show, destroying the illusion of a fourth wall immediately. The action of my tragic but not unique story unfolds through thoughtful storytelling, music, interactive moments with the audience, and choreography, as the audience engages in a new kind of theater experience. g e e l includes powerful dance and song in multiple languages, including English, and Afrikaans. The content themes range from severe physical and emotional abuse and trauma to self harm habits and routines, and most important many things positive. This brutally honest show is changing the arts scene in Maine and beyond.

In the show is where we first learn the tool of Embodied Equity play and how to start having a daily conversation of equity. 
Tiers
Defender
$1 or more per month

For folks on a tight budget and casual members, this tier is great for entry-level support for our team. 

 
ALWAYS, The knowledge that my heart is warmed by your support! Every dollar means so much! <3 Thank you to each and every single Embodied Equity Player, my community is everything to me. 


  • As a special thank you, you will also receive a VIP pin.


  •  Your name will go on our website's donor page
Supporter
$5 or more per month

This tier constitutes our fundamental layer of supporters. It's our version of community membership,  granting:


  • Pre-release ticket access and pricing, rehearsal seats


  • Monthly membership to our Interactive Embodied Equity Play Real Time App (WHEN LIVE).


  •  Plus all previous rewards. 
Warrior
$25 or more per month

For supporters in more comfortable financial positions who want to see the work we do leave survival mode to prosper and thrive. We utterly appreciate you. 


Consider yourself a key supporter of the arts community, we appreciate your courageous support


  • Exclusive access to behind the scenes updates of my shows, workshops and other art happenings.


  • I'll include your name in the credits of my videos!


  • Access to previews of my latest Private social media videos at least one day earlier than anyone else!


  •   Plus all previous rewards. 
Pillar
$50 or more per month

This tier is for fearless arts supporters aligned with our mission. Your contributions provide a stable backbone for how we make decisions throughout the year. In return, we offer Superheroes a framed performance poster signed by the cast per major show. 


  • Four tickets to any show of your choice, annually.


  • Plus all previous rewards
Super fan
$75 or more per month

THE NAME SAYS IT ALL!!


  • You'll get exclusive first looks and impressions of POC products and businesses I appreciate and want to share.  


  • You will get 1 custom writing and story telling session bi quarterly.  Together we will find the stories, about your family, friends, even your favorite flower! Slowly, thoughtfully, and most important, collaboratively, we will create your living history.


  • Plus all previous rewards.
Goals
$118 of $225 per month
Our goal of $225 per month would provide a lovely balanced opportunity for groceries every month. As bartering for most of my living becomes more difficult to do these days, after ten years of this dedicated lifestyle, I find myself being less able to shop for my basic needs at the food markets. 
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I question intent as white led "inclusive" corporate businesses and arts organizations flock to each new racial equity or social justice training that pops up. Programs designed with no community based outcomes or solutions, with no deep rooted local agendas, that fall short, at best. The work is not about being comfortable in your choices but about being bold and honest in your ignorance and blind spots, then connecting, working intimately with, and correcting practices using the resources in our community to change future outcomes.

2019 brings with it a fresh look at Social Justice and Racial Equity Training in and out of Maine.

René Goddess is an Award winning, Arts & Community Organizer, Choreographer, Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs, Education and Events, Designer, Director, Embodied Equity Consultant, Innovator, Non-Profit Founder, Performance Artist, and Producer.

I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa then raised in the suburbs of Portland, Maine starting at age 6. I have spent the last 27 years fumbling and creating and somehow in all that work I have become an embodied equity consultant. From 2014 - 2019 my work with the Theater Ensemble of Color, team TEoC (TEE-oC), created a strong unconventional institution committed to social justice and racial equity as well as historical education. The dedicated, talented and committed work of TEoC’s team is recognized throughout New England for it’s outstanding original productions (Best Theater Company, Ensemble, 2018 in Portland Maine) and exceptional educational outreach programs and workshops.

Since the summer of 2013 I continue to sculpt the writing, production and performing of my interactive one-woman show, g e e l. A phenomenal actress and performer, I invite and give permission for the audience to actively participate throughout the show, destroying the illusion of a fourth wall immediately. The action of my tragic but not unique story unfolds through thoughtful storytelling, music, interactive moments with the audience, and choreography, as the audience engages in a new kind of theater experience. g e e l includes powerful dance and song in multiple languages, including English, and Afrikaans. The content themes range from severe physical and emotional abuse and trauma to self harm habits and routines, and most important many things positive. This brutally honest show is changing the arts scene in Maine and beyond.

In the show is where we first learn the tool of Embodied Equity play and how to start having a daily conversation of equity. 

Recent posts by René Goddess Johnson

Tiers
Defender
$1 or more per month

For folks on a tight budget and casual members, this tier is great for entry-level support for our team. 

 
ALWAYS, The knowledge that my heart is warmed by your support! Every dollar means so much! <3 Thank you to each and every single Embodied Equity Player, my community is everything to me. 


  • As a special thank you, you will also receive a VIP pin.


  •  Your name will go on our website's donor page
Supporter
$5 or more per month

This tier constitutes our fundamental layer of supporters. It's our version of community membership,  granting:


  • Pre-release ticket access and pricing, rehearsal seats


  • Monthly membership to our Interactive Embodied Equity Play Real Time App (WHEN LIVE).


  •  Plus all previous rewards. 
Warrior
$25 or more per month

For supporters in more comfortable financial positions who want to see the work we do leave survival mode to prosper and thrive. We utterly appreciate you. 


Consider yourself a key supporter of the arts community, we appreciate your courageous support


  • Exclusive access to behind the scenes updates of my shows, workshops and other art happenings.


  • I'll include your name in the credits of my videos!


  • Access to previews of my latest Private social media videos at least one day earlier than anyone else!


  •   Plus all previous rewards. 
Pillar
$50 or more per month

This tier is for fearless arts supporters aligned with our mission. Your contributions provide a stable backbone for how we make decisions throughout the year. In return, we offer Superheroes a framed performance poster signed by the cast per major show. 


  • Four tickets to any show of your choice, annually.


  • Plus all previous rewards
Super fan
$75 or more per month

THE NAME SAYS IT ALL!!


  • You'll get exclusive first looks and impressions of POC products and businesses I appreciate and want to share.  


  • You will get 1 custom writing and story telling session bi quarterly.  Together we will find the stories, about your family, friends, even your favorite flower! Slowly, thoughtfully, and most important, collaboratively, we will create your living history.


  • Plus all previous rewards.