Getting Lively, Lush & Local With: A. Nora Long

Who are you? A. Nora Long

What do you do? I am producing associate at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston and I run New Exhibition Room with the amazing Dawn M. Simmons. I also write, direct, produce, translate and dramaturg.

Where are you from originally? Boston

How long have you been working in Boston? erm…15 years?

Why do you stay? Because I love that dirty water and no other place would do.

What’s your earliest theatre memory? A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in Montclaire, NJ – I was 5.

What’s your first theatre memory in Boston? The Puppet Showplace Theatre – I was there for a friend’s birthday and saw something amazing.

What was your first job in theatre? In High School, I was a summer intern at the Huntington, working in the literary, education and props departments.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had before a show? I couldn’t possibly select just one, but a cuban sandwich from Chez Henri has made many impressions before a Cambridge-show.

What’s your favorite rehearsal snack? Whatever everyone else is eating.

Do you eat before you go on stage or do you wait until after your performance to eat? I don’t usually go onstage, but I like eating before, during and after performances. Alright, I just like eating.

The Boston Theatre Conference is focusing on the lively, lush and local aspects of our theatre community. What do you think? Nice use of alliteration. As for the Conference, I relish any opportunity to gather with my colleagues to engage about art. I think Boston’s vibrant and expanding community offers a tasty treat for any pallet.

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