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PARKING PARTNERS

Articles by Rob Orchard

This week, we welcome Jean Claude-Carriere and his 90 minute telling of the one of the world’s oldest foundational texts The Mahabharata. In preparation, Rob Orchard shares his memories of seeing Peter Brook’s and Carriere’s theatre epic in 1987. I think I had seen at least three productions by the legendary director Peter Brook before I experienced in one long day his epic Mahabharata at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in October, 1987. I had witnessed with…

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As you may have heard, on January 1st the leadership of ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage, will be passed on to David Dower, our Director of Artistic Programs, and I will take on an active part-time role as Founder and Creative Consultant. At the time I was raising this prospect with Emerson’s President Lee Pelton, the media was covering every move in the Market Basket chess match. The struggle and strategy of leadership alternatives was…

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One of the many pleasures of working at Emerson is being surrounded by students focused on creating art. They study the theory too, but they are makers – whether it’s on stage, in a film/video lab or writing poetry. And the extracurricular scene is vital and prolific. Students bond over a particular idea and form ad hoc groups from which emerge amazing works. The Shakespearean Jazz Show is such a group. I had never heard…

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  As we announce the first part of our fourth season, we’re about to complete our third. Finally, we have a body of work and quality time behind us to reflect and measure. And, I’m thrilled to have our new Director of Artistic Programs, David Dower, taking a lead helping us bring these distinctive projects to you. On the measuring side the trajectory is up. Audiences are growing, membership is approaching 6,000, our philanthropic base is…

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‘ve just spent two days at the Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe Festival. It’s been animating the city for two weeks in early September for 15 years.

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