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|A. Nora Long|
A. Nora Long
A. Nora Long (she/her) is a director, writer, dramaturg, translator, and educator based in Boston. Recent directing credits include: The Wolves (Elliot Norton Winner for Oustanding Direction & Outstanding Prodution, Midsize), Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, Murder for Two, Mr. Burns: a post-electric play, Dear Elizabeth (The Lyric Stage Company of Boston); Bare Stage (Festival Theatre); The Roommate, The Clean House (Threshold Stage Company); Cymbeline, Macbeth (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Apprentice Program), Noises Off!, Ruthless: the Musical! (Hackmatack Playhouse), Three (Boston Public Works), The Real Thing, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (Bad Habit Productions); Her Naked Skin (Boston Conservatory); Virginia Woolf’s Orlando (Suffolk University); Mr. Burns, After Miss Julie (Northeastern University) and Candyland (New Exhibition Room).
Nora is one of the artistic directors for New Exhibition Room, a fringe company that specializes in developing cheeky ensemble-based new work. She has directed and led the creation of several projects with NXR including Shh!, an exploration on the role of censorship which attended the New York International Fringe Festival after a sold-out run in Boston; The Paper Bag Princess, an all-ages show, Midnight at the Last Night Cabaret and EEP! Show.
Her play The Clytemnestriad was produced by Fresh Ink Theatre and her translation of Franca Rame’s We All Have the Same Story was produced by Whistler in the Dark. Her graduate thesis was the basis for a Boston Theatre History exhibit currently on display on Washington Street, and an on-going walking tour.
She received her MFA in Dramaturgy from the American Repertory Theatre/ Moscow Art Theatre School Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University and her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in theatre and Italian. She currently serves on the Board of StageSource. You can read more about Nora’s work at her online portfolio: https://www.anoralong.com/