Interview with Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx, Director of “Charlotte Stay Close”

Roger Q Mason


Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx‘s production of Charlotte Stay Close will receive an extension this weekend at Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA.

At the beginning of the run, I sat down with Jonathan at the foot of the set’s bed and chit-chatted about the play, traditional and non-traditional roads to a life in the theatre, and the liberating power of teaching a craft to one’s own self.

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Roger Q. Mason is a writer whose work gives voice to the silenced. A recurring theme in his writing is the intersection of race, history, and memory.

Mason’s plays include Orange Woman: A Ballad for a Moor; Onion Creek; and The Duat. Mason’s works have been seen at such venues as McCarter Theatre Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA; Son of Semele Theatre; Teatro Vista at Victory Gardens; and Chicago Dramatists. He is an Activate: Midwest New Play Festival finalist, New York Theatre Innovator’s Award nominee, and the winner of the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Producer’s Award. Mason holds an BA in English and Theatre from Princeton University, an MA in English from Middlebury College, and an MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage from Northwestern University.

Mason has received commissions from Steep Theatre and Chimera Ensemble in Chicago, as well as the Obie-winning Fire This Time Festival.

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