Mika
Onyx Johnson

Mika Onyx Johnson is an actor, writer and performance artist from Nottingham, now based in London. They are currently performing in Cyrano de Bergerac in the West End, and have been featured as a writer for My White Best Friend (The Bunker). 

Mika's debut show, Pink Lemonade, previewed at the Gate Theatre before premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019, where it was included in The Stage's 18 best shows of the Fringe. In 2021 Pink Lemonade debuted at the Bush Theatre, to rave reviews. The show is currently being developed for TV with Balloon Entertainment. 

Mika recently wrote CAP: A Medicinal Love Story for the Queer House and Royal Court's Queer Upstairs series of script-in-hand performances. They were also part of the writers room for Tantra, a new series by Ron Leshem (creator of the original Israeli Euphoria). 

Mika wants to create work that diverts from the norm and centres the many parts of their identity. They are interested in exploring speculative fiction and are a huge fan of the horror genre, Mika is keen to develop reimaginings and retellings.

CV

Theatre

Writer & Performer 

Producer Co-produced at Edinburgh Fringe with The Queer House and HighTide.

Developed with Talawa Theatre Company, Derby Theatre and Tamasha. Chosen as one of The Stage 18 best shows of Edinburgh Fringe 2019.

“Incorporating spoken word, physical theatre and Johnson’s irrepressible energy, this engaging solo show is full of wit and pathos.” - ★★★★★ The Queer Review

“[T]he disparate elements combine to create a fluid, engaging whole. Johnson's is a dynamic new voice.” ★★★★ What’s On Stage

“[PINK LEMONADE] uses intimate feelings to powerfully illuminate numerous underrepresented aspects of contemporary life related to race, class, gender and sexuality.” ★★★★ The Scotsman

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bush Theatre

Writer 

Producer Pentabus

A 5-minute monologue commissioned by Pentabus for their digital winter season 2021/22.

Producer Queer House

Part of the Queer House and the Royal Court's "Queer Upstairs" - a series of script-in-hand performances of new work by queer writers.



Royal Court
Creator Rachel De-Lahay & Milli Bhatia (Co-curators)

Festival made up of a collection of letters written in response to this question, engaging with often unspoken racial tensions.

The Bunker

Television

Writer 

TV series based on the original stage piece.

Balloon Entertainment for BBC
In development

Participated in the writers room for the new series by Ron Leshem (creator of the Israeli Euphoria).