Patrick Gabridge (Playwright) Patrick’s full-length plays include Lab Rats, Distant Neighbors, Drift, and Chore Monkeys. He’s worked with more than 40 New England theatres, and has been a Playwriting Fellow with the Huntington Theatre Company and New Repertory Theatre. His other historical plays include work about the creation of the English Bible (Fire on Earth), the astronomers Kepler and Tycho (Reading the Mind of God), and 19th century Boston publisher Daniel Sharp Ford (None but the Best). His short plays have received more than 1,000 productions around the world. He’s the author of three novels, Steering to Freedom, Tornado Siren and Moving [a life in boxes]. Patrick helped start Boston’s Rhombus Playwrights’ group, theatre companies in Denver and New York, and the on-line Playwrights’ Submission Binge. He’s a member of the Dramatists Guild, StageSource, and is the co-founder and coordinator of the New England New Play Alliance.
Courtney O'Connor (Director)
Courtney O’Connor (Director) is a senior affiliated faculty member in Emerson College where she teaches acting and directing. Through her work with the Coyote Theatre Project, she has overseen the creation of more than 200 new 10-minute plays written by youths from Boston. As a freelance director, Courtney has directed productions for many theatres, including The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, UMass Boston, Suffolk University, Brandeis University, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (intern company), Shakespeare Now!, AIM Stage, Emerson Stage, and Coyote Theatre. Courtney is also the general manager of Abella Publishing Services. She holds a B.A. in English from Cabrini College and an M.A. in Theatre Education from Emerson College. courtneyoc.com
Nat Sheidley (Historian & Dramaturg)
Nathaniel Sheidley (Production Historian and Dramaturg) has served as the historian of the Bostonian Society since 2011. Prior to joining the Bostonian Society, he taught American History at Wellesley College. Dr. Sheidley has written and curated exhibits on a wide range of subjects, including Native American history, gender history, and the history of the American Revolution. He is delighted to see Blood on the Snow brought to life in the Old State House.
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