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Company One production of ‘Downtown Crossing’ explores undocumented life in Boston
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Company One production of ‘Downtown Crossing’ explores undocumented life in Boston
“Downtown Crossing,” a world premiere theater performance written by David Valdes and produced by Company One Theatre hits the virtual stage on Oct. 22. Streaming live (and for free) for five performances, the play explores the experience of undocumented immigrants in Boston.
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New Rep's historical moving play celebrates Black Civil War hero from Watertown
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New Rep's historical moving play celebrates Black Civil War hero from Watertown
New Repertory Theatre will present a series of socially-distanced, outdoor historical plays this fall in collaboration with Watertown Free Public Library and the Historical Society of Watertown. Running Sept. 26–Nov. 8, these plays, presented in a walking format with safety precautions in place, will highlight historical figures from the Watertown area, beginning with Black Civil War hero Charles W. Lenox.
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Starlight Square safely stages performances, public art
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Starlight Square safely stages performances, public art
Live, socially distanced performances are now taking place under the stars in Central Square. Starlight Square, a parking lot repurposed as a community space, provides a hub for safe public art, performances, markets and dining.
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Step Afrika! virtual performance honors Stono Rebellion
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Step Afrika! virtual performance honors Stono Rebellion
On Wednesday, Sept. 9, ArtsEmerson and Step Afrika! will recognize the 281st anniversary of the Stono Rebellion with the world premiere of “Stono.” The 30-minute digital theater piece brings a dynamic new layer to Step Afrika!’s oeuvre of stage-based performances.
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Dee Dee Batteast confronts casting stereotypes in her one-woman show
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Dee Dee Batteast confronts casting stereotypes in her one-woman show
On Thursday Aug. 20, Gloucester Stage presents the Massachusetts debut of “No AIDS, No Maids: Stories I Can’t F*ckin’ Hear No More,” a one-woman show written, directed and performed by Dee Dee Batteast.
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SpeakEasy's Play Discussion Club highlights Black playwrights
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SpeakEasy's Play Discussion Club highlights Black playwrights
SpeakEasy Stage launched its virtual play discussion series, “Celebrating the Black Narrative,” on July 23. Hosted and moderated by actor Crystin Gilmore, who appeared in SpeakEasy’s production of “School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play,” the group delves into a different play by a Black female playwright each week.
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Company One Theatre series focuses on the future of Boston neighborhoods
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Company One Theatre series focuses on the future of Boston neighborhoods
On June 12, Company One Theatre (C1) launched their Better Future Series, a monthly online discussion among artists, community organizers and policymakers about the future of neighborhoods around Boston.
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Keith and Roxann Mascoll debut podcast about trauma and relationships
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Keith and Roxann Mascoll debut podcast about trauma and relationships
Keith Mascoll and his partner Roxann Mascoll have launched “Living a Triggered Life,” a podcast that explores how this trauma impacts relationships.
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Huntington Theatre Company presents 5-minute audio plays
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Huntington Theatre Company presents 5-minute audio plays
The Huntington Theatre Company has commissioned and launched a series of five-minute audio plays written by local playwrights Kirsten Greenidge, Kate Snodgrass, Brenda Withers and Melinda Lopez and performed by local actors.
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Playwright SekouWrites' evolving work addresses microaggressions, racism
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Playwright SekouWrites' evolving work addresses microaggressions, racism
While the COVID-19 pandemic has been a dormant time for some artists, Roxbury native SekouWrites has been spurred into action with his revitalized choreopoem, “Brown Boy Mad.”
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Boston’s arts community celebrates Juneteenth
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Boston’s arts community celebrates Juneteenth
On Friday, June 19, cultural organizations around Boston came together to celebrate Juneteenth with song, dance, spoken word, panel discussions and visual art. This year’s celebration reached corners of the art world all across the city, creating one of the largest collective Juneteenth celebrations ever in the Boston art community.
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Puppet Showplace debuts grant for black artists
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Puppet Showplace debuts grant for black artists
Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline has opened applications for a new Black Puppeteer Empowerment Grant & Creative Research Residency for summer 2020.
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