Cover of The Dramatist Season in Review 2022-2023
Broadway Show: Kimberly Akimbo with David Lindsay-Abaire
David Lindsay-Abaire by Bronwen Sharp for The Dramatist
Photo: Bronwen Sharp

What is a favorite memory from this season?

I have to go with the memory that was decades in the making.

It’s no secret that the Seth character in Kimberly Akimbo is essentially me at sixteen—the anagrams, the Elvish, the anxious kid with the weird sense of humor—that’s exactly who I was in high school.

The brilliant Johnny Gallagher originated the role in the play over twenty years ago. As a playwright, it’s hard to describe how peculiar it feels to watch an actor play a version of you.

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David Lindsay-Abaire
David Lindsay-Abaire

is a Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, lyricist, librettist, and screenwriter. His credits include Kimberly Akimbo, Rabbit Hole, Good People, Shrek the Musical, Fuddy Meers, Ripcord, High Fidelity, Wonder of the World, and A Devil Inside, among others.