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2018/19 SEASON


All of us at ArtsEmerson firmly believe in the power of art to ignite our vision of a thriving world. And we are proud to share this lineup of artists that will deliver another year of bold ideas, big laughs, staggering beauty and courageous conversations. So we have set the conditions for unlocking that power. All we need now is the spark.


SEP 20 - OCT 7, 2018
Dead Centre :: Ireland
Shakespeare’s only son takes center stage.

The Peculiar Patriot The Peculiar Patriot
OCT 17 - 28, 2018
Injustice in the justice system.

Measure for Measure Measure for Measure
OCT 24 - 28, 2018
Cheek by Jowl and the pushkin theatre :: Russia/UK
Contemporary society and Shakespeare’s political epic collide, revealing truths of authority, love and justice.

Wet WET: A DACAmented Journey
NOV 8 - 25, 2018
Cara Mia Theatre & Ignite/Arts Dallas :: Los Angeles
In America, it should not be impossible to dream.

The End of TV The End of TV
JAN 16 - 27, 2019
Manual Cinema :: Chicago
A quest for connection amid the static.

To The Source To The Source
JAN 30 - FEB 3, 2019
AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow :: Poland
Recovering a culture, one song at a time.

When Angels Fall When Angels Fall
FEB 20 - 24, 2019
Raphaëlle Boitel :: France
Finding hope at the end of the world.

An Inspector Calls An Inspector Calls
MAR 14 - 24, 2019
The National Theatre’s Landmark Production :: UK
Knock knock. Is your house in order?

American Moor American Moor
APR 10 - 21, 2019
Keith Hamilton Cobb :: NYC
Taking back Shakespeare’s great, black leading man.

Peh-LO-tah /PEH-LO-TAH/
MAY 1 - 5, 2019
MARC BAMUTHI JOSEPH/The Living Word Project
A love letter to black culture, soccer and the beautiful rhythms of life.

See You Yesterday See You Yesterday
MAY 16 - 19, 2019
Global Arts CorpS :: Cambodia
Shattering the silence of history with each breath.