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Nora Long

Nora Long

Nora Long is a writer, filmmaker, and performer from Sarasota, Florida. Her creative portfolio includes documentary and narrative films, theatre, music, as well as a variety of other digital media. Often focusing on unique, complex, socially important stories and issues, her work and writing seek to inspire, inform, and innovate.



Review: HOOD at Asolo Repertory Theatre
June 20, 2022

The joy that this production seeks to impart upon the audience is palpable, and understandably necessary after the past two years. The process of watching a hero come to life on stage is an undeniably entertaining one, and HOOD's well-intentioned themes have potential to inspire as this new musical continues to mature and develop.

BWW Interview: Behind the Scenes of “Raised Up West Side” at the 2022 Sarasota Film Festival
May 25, 2022

“Raised Up West Side,” produced and directed by Brett A. Schwartz, features social activists, entrepreneurs, and ex-offenders from Chicago’s West Side, where nearly 70% of men between the ages of 18 and 54 have been incarcerated. The film highlights the fierce tenacity of those fighting to change the narrative of these neighborhoods.

BWW Review: THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Florida Studio Theatre
May 2, 2022

The themes addressed by “The Legend of Georgia McBride” sparkle in Florida Studio Theatre’s production, in a way both respectful of drag as an art form but also approachable, with characters that transporting them a glitter-filled odyssey though sexuality, gender expression, and family. The show runs through May 22.

BWW Interview: Behind the Scenes with THE SMELL OF MONEY Filmmakers at the Sarasota Film Festival
April 8, 2022

“The Smell of Money” made its world premiere this week at the 2022 Sarasota Film Festival. This feature documentary features the first hand accounts of a group of North Carolina residents in the midst of a battle against the corporate hog farms polluting their communities.

BWW Feature: A Conversation with PORCUPINE's Jena Malone at the 2022 Sarasota Film Festival
April 4, 2022

Her insights from a twenty-seven-year career as an actress in films of nearly all genres, from blockbusters to micro-budget independent films.

BWW Interview: Madalyn McHugh of FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES at Florida Studio Theatre
February 28, 2022

Cast member Madalyn McHugh, returning to FST for the third time, has a repertoire that includes musical theatre, opera, pop, contemporary Christian music, and, especially, deep country roots. In this interview, we discuss her Nashville origins, what music has taught her, and the magical music moments audiences have experienced in “Friends in Low Places.”

BWW Review: CINDERELLA at Rise Above Performing Arts Showcases Talent and Imagination
January 31, 2022

Rise Above Performing Arts brought a little magic to Sarasota this January with the Broadway adaptation of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. This crowd-pleasing rendition featured Rise Above’s large cast of talented young performers, and provided an opportunity for audiences of all ages to experience a contemporary take on a fairy-tale classic.