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Our Public Dialogues are in service to our organizational mission—to foster civic transformation through the shared experience of art and public dialogue.


ArtsEmerson firmly believes that the art is the provocation and the conversation is the point. We invite you to stick around after the curtain falls to meet your neighbors and see all the ways our season’s productions resonate in the city of Boston. After Friday and Saturday night performances, there will be an opportunity for a dialogue with fellow audience members, artists and members of the ArtsEmerson staff. These events range from lobby chats (our informal conversations in the Randall lobby) to artist interviews, guest moderated talkbacks and panel discussions.


Naming Ourselves is aimed at connecting the work on our stages, our artists, our community partners, and our audiences through conversations that address the concerns and challenges of our contemporary moment. All of these discussions are free and open to the public. 

Please note that these conversations will be recorded.

TUE, MAY 10 @ 7PM
Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre

“Some Other Race”: Exploring the Diversity within the Latino story

Moderated by Noe Montez, Assistant Professor of Drama, Tufts University

Latinos are becoming a majority demographic in the US but yet still find themselves boxed into “some other race” on the US Census. How are Latinos updating our national narrative to be truly reflective of a changing America? How does the diversity inside of the Latino experience, whether Cuban, or Chicano, or South American, challenge and reflect the American cultural narrative? How do artists and communities create stories inside the breadth that is the Latino identity?