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PARKING PARTNERS

Articles by Blair Nodelman

On Tuesday, March 11th, ArtsEmerson and Toshi Reagon decided to postpone the Boston presentation of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower to OCT 1-4, 2020. A week later they gathered on Zoom to reflect on that decision, the state of the Now, and prognosis for the Next. Here in this video, David Dower and David C. Howse—artistic director and executive director of ArtsEmerson, respectively—talk with Toshi about that decision. For a full transcript of…

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In the past few weeks, theaters throughout the world have gone dark and have shifted quickly to gathering in digital spaces rather than on our stages in order to flatten the curve and preserve the opportunity to reconnect outside of isolation in the near future. However, this reality has led to several performance cancellations or postponements, leaving artists without their creative outlet and searching for artistic sustenance elsewhere. Beyond even the ability to create during…

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ArtsEmerson today announces that it will suspend scheduled public gatherings beginning Friday, March 13, with the hope of continuing more regular activity by the end of April 2020. In all instances, ArtsEmerson is investigating whether programming may be rescheduled to a later date, and all ticket-holders will be notified directly with information and instructions as soon as possible. We request that you wait for an email with instructions rather than calling the box office. Staff…

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After their production of Historia de Amor during our 15/16 Season, we are thrilled to welcome back TEATROCINEMA to ArtsEmerson with Plata Quemada (MAR 11-15). This graphic novel come to life is a thrilling ride through one of Argentina’s most famous stories and we are curious about your experience! Were you familiar with the story of Plata Quemada before seeing the show?What socio-political dynamics might have motivated the characters’ choices?Were you impacted by the style…

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Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower has become an ever present staple in American literature, and though published in 1993, remains continuously relevant today. With rising mounting concerns surrounding climate change and the proverbial end of the world, Parable of the Sower offers us lessons on survival, community, and striving for a sense of normalcy amongst the chaos. The impact of Butler’s work goes beyond Parable of the Sower, dubbed the godmother of Afrofuturism…

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