Posts Tagged 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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Who are you? Dawn M. Simmons
What do you do? I work at StageSource, I run a theatre company (New Exhibition Room with A. Nora Long), I write, I direct. Stuff like that.
Where are you from originally? Buffalo, NY. That’s right! You don’t even know what snow and cold is!
How long have you been working in Boston? 7 years
What’s your earliest theatre memory? Commercials for “Cats” on WPIX. Maybe Seasame St. On Ice, before that.
What’s your first theatre memory in Boston? Three of Cups at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. I was the ASM. I was good! Oh, except that time when I was late with the food for the dinner scene. That was not so good.
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had before a show? U Burger burgers if I’m at BPT. Onion rings at the Parish Cafe’ if I’m over near the Factory Theatre.
What’s your favorite rehearsal snack? Anything crunchy if I’m the director. Anything chewy if I’m the writer.
Do you eat before you go on stage or do you wait until after your performance to eat? I don’t tend to be onstage, but I like to wait until after the show starts to eat. I have sympathy nervous stomach.
The Boston Theatre Conference is focusing on the lively, lush and local aspects of our theatre community. What do you think? I think that’s great! You probably want to hear more. I love that the people who work here feel like family to me. Especially since mine is miles away. I love the Fringe and Small theatre scene. NXR had a lot of fun with them this summer.
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