Sweet Auburn: The Magazine of the Friends of Mount Auburn Lives of the Past Informing the Future | Page 8

A Playwright Chooses Some Characters By Patrick Gabridge Artist-in-Residence A s artist-in-residence at Mount Auburn over the past year and a half, I’ve researched the stories behind the many interesting people buried here. Mount Auburn offers a fascinating spiderweb of people who were highly involved in shaping Boston (and America). Countless hours of research have gone into creating the plays that we’re producing in September, but it’s impossible to put all of it into the scripts, so I wanted to share a bit more about some of my favorite people. 6