36. INTERVIEW: Dawson Moore

“We’re an artistic weed. We crop up anywhere there’s a room and a couple of people to tell a story. We’re never going to go away.”

We had the pleasure of interviewing playwright and coordinator of the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Dawson Moore. He shared incredible stories from his life and how it’s lead him to where he is today. He provides us some insight into how he curates the play lab for this week-long theater conference. He’s also an actor, director, and internationally produced playwright and we know you’re going to enjoy this episode, folks! Check it out!


Dawson Moore lives in Valdez, Alaska, where he works for Prince William Sound College as the Coordinator of the Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference (www.theatreconference.org). His plays have been produced across the country, as well as internationally in Australia, Canada, Italy, and Namibia. His play Six Dead Bodies Duct-Taped to a Merry-Go-Round, co-written with Lindsay Mariana Walker, is published in Applause Books’ Best American Short Plays 2010-2011. Since 2002, he’s produced the play-in-a-day Alaska Overnighters 2-3 times yearly in Anchorage, Alaska, in collaboration with TBA Theatre. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America and the National Theatre Conference (obviously). For more about the Overnighters and his other work, visit www.dawsonmoore.com

Inspired by Dawson’s interview, check out the playwriting exercise we came up with!


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