As kids prepare to be welcomed back to the classroom this fall Johnny Avila’s The Whistleblower is a true tale about finding your true calling then having to risk everything in order to try to save it. Based on true events, the play is written and performed by Johnny Avila and developed and directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson.
A tireless raconteur, as most good teachers are, Johnny Avila recounts his complicated relationship with his calling to be an Agriculture teacher. While running the last Future Farmers of America program in Santa Barbara County, on a wing and a prayer, (zero budget) he made a discovery that gave him no choice but to take a stand to fight for his student’s rights and future. The times found him. He fought back… at a very high price. This hero’s story is about overcoming fear, learning your inner strength, and being willing to push to the limits for a righteous cause with no regret.
Johnny Avila is an American-Portuguese Actor, Model, Artist, Director, Writer, and Producer who works in all genres of entertainment, social media platforms, theater, television, and film. He grew up on a farm in Tipton entertaining his parents and nine siblings in short films and sketches his family produced on a film camera his grandfather gave to his mama. His struggles in school as a child inspired him to become a teacher. While he finished his Masters Degree in Education he combined his knowledge of agriculture and film and created educational videos for AG Educators across the United States. He currently produces an educational Vlog called AG Time with Avila.
Presenter / Producer: Johnny Avila
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The Blackwater Black Box
6322 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood CA 91423
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 8/6/2021 - 8/28/2021
Friday, August 6, 2021 – 5 pm
Thursday, August 12, 2021 – 7 pm
Saturday, August 28, 2021 – 1 pm
Livestream $20 | Live Audience $10
Important For all in-person performances, you will be required to wear a mask indoors in compliance with the current LA County mandate. In addition to wearing a mask, you will need to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours) along with a photo ID..
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