The cover of The Age Issue of The Dramatist. An illustration of two sets of hands, one older and one younger, playing piano side by side.
Editor’s Notes on the Age Issue
Joey Stocks by Carla McDonald
Photo by Carla McDonald

I’m a late bloomer. My twelve-year molars didn’t finish coming in until I was almost seventeen, I didn’t lose my virginity until I was 29, and after many years of freelance graphic design and performing on stage, I found a new job I loved: this one. An unexpected second act at 45.

That was five years ago, which makes me 50 now—the young side of old or the old side of young, depending on how you look at it. I have an AARP card, receding gums, and dry eye syndrome, but if the lights are low and I’m on my back, I can still pass for 38.

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Editor, Joey Stocks
Joey Stocks

was born into an Arkansas newspaper family. He strayed into theatre as a performer before joining the Guild in August 2011 as Director of Publications and Editor of The Dramatist.