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NAME Jordan Boatman

ROLE Zoe

HOMETOWN
I was born in Los Angeles but grew up
mostly in Ossining, New York, about 45 minutes away from Manhattan.

HOW ARE YOU LIKE YOUR CHARACTER ZOE?
I think I’m like Zoe in the way that I throw myself head-first behind my beliefs. Sometimes that fervor can get away from me, and it’s not always so easy to get me to see things in a different light either.

WHY IS THIS PLAY IMPORTANT FOR BOSTON AUDIENCES?
The Niceties takes topics that aren’t always easy to discuss and really breaks them down from every angle. I think people will identify with both Janine and Zoe, which will spark conversation about the merits of each woman’s stance on the issues brought up in the play.

WHAT KIND OF CONVERSATIONS DO YOU HOPE THIS PLAYWILL PROVOKE?
I hope this play can help to start a conversation between people who might be dealing with a generational divide. I hope people leave the show more open to hearing different opinions and to working towards a middle ground.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PERIOD OF HISTORY?
The Elizabethan era.

 

NAME Lisa Banes

ROLE Janine

HOMETOWN
Colorado Springs, Colorado

HOW ARE YOU LIKE YOUR CHARACTER JANINE?
We are both incredibly opinionated and love to express our opinions.

WHY IS THIS PLAY IMPORTANT FOR BOSTON AUDIENCES?
The Niceties is important for ALL audiences. It’s about as timely as a play can be — it is necessary. It’s about how we are going forward as a country, how we can talk to each other and remember that we love each other, and how we can form a more perfect union.

WHO WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE PROFESSOR IN COLLEGE?
I studied drama at Juilliard, and my professor Marian Seldes made a huge impression on me. After we had been torn apart for the first two years of school, she patched us back together and inspired us. She was a great lady and a great mentor.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PERIOD OF HISTORY?
The Elizabethan era.


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