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Biting satire in ‘TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever' from SpeakEasy Stage Company
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Biting satire in ‘TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever' from SpeakEasy Stage Company
The shameful history of President Thomas Jefferson and enslaved woman Sally Hemings gets reimagined and reinterpreted in James Ijames’s “TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever,” streaming virtually via SpeakEasy Stage Company April 23–May 6.
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A new narrative: A-Típico festival tells a wide range of stories
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A new narrative: A-Típico festival tells a wide range of stories
Teatro Chelsea has launched “A-Típico,” a brand new Latinx play festival. The online festival will showcase works by Latinx playwrights April 9-17.
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‘Hype Man’ hits the screen
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‘Hype Man’ hits the screen
When Idris Goodwin’s “Hype Man: a break beat play” debuted at Boston’s Company One Theatre in 2018, it shook the theater scene to its very core. Now the poignant and captivating show hits the screen, running in film format from April 8–May 9 at the American Repertory Theater’s virtual Oberon stage.
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Rohina Malik draws curtain on Muslim American stereotypes in 'Unveiled'
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Rohina Malik draws curtain on Muslim American stereotypes in 'Unveiled'
In 2018, Rohina Malik’s powerful one-woman show “Unveiled” on the New Repertory Theatre stage confronted racism, stereotypes and the diversity of Muslim Americans. Now, an updated film version of “Unveiled” will stream with New Rep April 2–21.
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ArtsEmerson brings ‘A Brimful of Asha’ to digital stage
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ArtsEmerson brings ‘A Brimful of Asha’ to digital stage
What began as a challenge from Ravi Jain to his mother Asha to join him on the stage has slowly evolved into the critically-acclaimed hit play “A Brimful of Asha,” the true and heartwarming story of family, marriage and the quest for the perfect bride.
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A theater of one’s own
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A theater of one’s own
Last week, BioMed Realty and Global Arts Live announced their partnership in creating 585 Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to operating and programming the arts and cultural activation at 585 Third Street in Cambridge.
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History gets a reality check
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History gets a reality check
Local living history organization History at Play has partnered with historical interpreter Cheyney McKnight to delve into the untold stories of enslaved people in the 18th century. On March 12 at 7:30 p.m., “Not Your Momma’s History: The Life of an Enslaved Lady’s Maid” streams live on Zoom.
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'Tiger Style!' audio play explores Asian immigrant stereotypes
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'Tiger Style!' audio play explores Asian immigrant stereotypes
In partnership with GBH, the Huntington Theatre Company presents an audio version of Mike Lew’s comedic play “Tiger Style!” directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel.
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Company One Theatre's new short plays address policy necessities
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Company One Theatre's new short plays address policy necessities
On Jan. 26, Company One Theatre debuted three new short plays and surrounding dialogues directed to the incoming presidential administration. “Remaking America: An Inaugural Message to the New Administration” highlights communities and issues that need crucial support and attention and provides actions for viewers to advocate for change in those areas.
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Lyric Stage Company presents free ‘Walking Plays’
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Lyric Stage Company presents free ‘Walking Plays’
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston debuted a new series of audio performances called “The Walking Plays” on Jan. 15. The series will feature six newly commissioned 10-15 minute plays by local playwrights exploring the private moments people experience in public places.
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$450,000 in COVID relief grants go to local BIPOC arts orgs
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$450,000 in COVID relief grants go to local BIPOC arts orgs
In partnership with the Boston Foundation and the Barr Foundation, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture will provide $25,000 unrestricted grants to 17 Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) arts and culture organizations around Boston. The grants are meant to provide some relief for the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Teatro Chelsea presents North American premiere of ‘Sonia se fue’
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Teatro Chelsea presents North American premiere of ‘Sonia se fue’
Teatro Chelsea, Boston’s newest bilingual theater company, debuts the North American premiere of “Sonia se fue,” Jan. 14-17. In this Spanish translation of “Sonia Flew” by local playwright Melinda Lopez, Sonia is reminded painfully of her childhood in Cuba when her son decides to enlist in the army in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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