Congratulations to the multi-talented, inspiring Leviathan Lab alum, mentor, and Writer-at-Large Christine Toy Johnson for her multiple honors this past week!

Chris' work as a playwright has been included in the upcoming EATING CULTURES ART EXHIBITION at the UNITED STATES OF ASIAN AMERICA FESTIVAL. Co-presented by the Asian American Women Artist Association and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, the multidisciplinary art exhibition will run May 1, 2014 through May 30, 2014 at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco. Featuring over thirty emerging and established Asian Pacific American artists from around the country, Eating Cultures is a deliciously provocative multi-disciplinary arts exhibition of artworks inspired by Asian American food and foodways. You can learn more about the exhibition at

Chris' work as an actor is being thrillingly featured in the New York premiere of TOUGH TITTY, by the late, award-winning playwright Oni Faida Lampley, presented April 23-May 11 at the Paradise Factory in the East Village, produced by Ami Brabson, and Emmy and Obie Award-winning actor Andre Braugher, and directed by Lydia Fort. You can read more about the upcoming production on, and

Ariel Estrada