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Dawn Simmons

Executive Director

Dawn joins StageSource from the Boston Center for the Arts, where she served as Director of Performing Arts since 2014, overseeing performing arts programming and artist residencies. Prior to the BCA, she was the Director of Programs at StageSource for ten years, and more recently served on the organization’s Board of Directors. She is founder and director of the Front Porch Arts Collective, a culturally-specific performing arts company founded in 2016, and the New Exhibition Room, founded to produce political theater works in 2008.

She is also an accomplished theater director and in recent years has directed productions for: Greater Boston Stage Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare's Apprentice Program, Bad Habit Productions, Lyric Stage Company, Boston Public Works, New Exhibition Room, Suffolk University, Fresh Ink Theatre, Dorchester Fringe Festival, GAN-e-meed Theatre Project, The Theater Offensive, Our Place Theatre Project, Mill 6, Actors Refuge Repertory Theatre, Fort Point Theatre Channel, Boston Theatre Works, and As Yet To Be Theatre.

A native of Buffalo, NY, Dawn holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Buffalo and has studied playwriting at Boston University.

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