Month: August 2018

  • Month: August 2018
August 24, 2018 | Theatre, Race and Equity,

Liza Jessie Peterson Turns Activism Into Poetry

  “It lit a fire in me. I had no idea just how Draconian, and racially biased, and how people are profiting from people being behind bars. So I took...

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August 24, 2018 | Theatre,

Meet The Hamnets

In Hamnet, a tour-de-force performance from a young actor confronts what it means—and what it costs—to be great, and how living in the shadow of that greatness can keep one...

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August 22, 2018 | Theatre,

Using Historical Fiction to Imagine the Inner World of Shakespeare’s Only Son

  What do you think of when you hear the term “historical fiction”? While the word fiction is, in its strictest definition, a reference to literature, the term has expanded...

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August 20, 2018 | Theatre,

2018/19 Season Packages Are On Sale Now!

  “Innovative and challenging productions have made ArtsEmerson…an indispensable force on the performing arts landscape” – The Boston Globe We hope you are enjoying the final weeks of summer! The 2018/19 ArtsEmerson...

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August 17, 2018 | Theatre, Race and Equity,

What is DACA?

Immigration policy in the United States has always been on the lips of politicians, whether it’s pushing for reform or striking out programs. Especially in our current political climate, the...

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August 12, 2018 | Race and Equity, Theatre,

The Peculiar Patriot: 15 Years in the Making

What would it be like to work on a show for almost two decades before finally performing it? That is exactly what writer and performer Liza Jessie Peterson did for...

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August 9, 2018 | Theatre,

Read Between the Lines: Personal References in Shakespeare’s Own Plays

William Shakespeare is known around the world as a beyond-legendary poet, playwright, actor and is commonly cited as one of the greatest writers in the English language. His works have...

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August 8, 2018 | Theatre,

Measure for Measure’s Isabella

As a political drama, Measure for Measure delves into the dangers of authority from the perspective of both those in authority and those under it. Throughout the performance, each character...

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