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John J King

John J King is part Texan and part Tyrannosaur, and lives in Boston where he makes plays. He has a BA in Theatre & English from SUNY Boondocks, and an accent from his mama. Plays include: FROM DENMARK WITH LOVE (IRNE nomination: Best New Play); BEAR PATROL; and an adapted libretto for the German Gothic opera DER VAMPYR. His work has been produced locally by Vaquero Playground, OperaHub, SpeakEasy Stage, Company One Theatre, and New Exhibition Room. He is a proud member of the 2014-16 cohort of the Huntington Playwriting Fellows. Mission: Devoted to Creating and Spreading Delight. www.J-RexPlays.com

You Have One New Message
Essay

You Have One New Message

Rethinking our response to cell phones in the theatre

21 October 2015

Playwright John J King proposes that instead of scolding and shaming audience members who don’t follow cell phone rules in the theatre, we as a community should spend more time orienting new attendees to our world.