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Getting Lively, Lush & Local With: John J. King

Who are you? John J. King

What do you do? playwright/director

Where are you from originally? Arlington, Texas

How long have you been working in Boston? 4.5 years

What’s your earliest theatre memory? Seeing a stage version of Charlotte’s Web at the age of 6 or 7

What’s your first theatre memory in Boston? THE MAN WHO… by the Nora Theatre Company.  Still high on my top 5 best shows I’ve seen here.  Saw it the first week I moved here and thought “WOW.  I’ve come to a great place!”

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had before a show? Raising Cane’s chicken!

What’s your favorite rehearsal snack? brownies.

Do you eat before you go on stage or do you wait until after your performance to eat? I’ll eat about 2+ hours before a show, never closer.

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Getting Lively, Lush & Local With: Dawn M. Simmons

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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