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THE ARTSEMERSON BLOG

Articles by Ryan Walsh

Thank you to everyone who entered the Parable of the Sower call for art contest! Here’s a gallery of the submissions: [Artist names top row, left to right: Ayana Mack (2) Barrington Edward(4), bottom row, left to right: Deniz K, Jane C., June August (2) – entries also found in this Facebook gallery] Toshi Reagon and the entire cast of Parable of the Sower were delighted by all of the entries, carefully considering which piece they felt was their favorite. And…

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  Congratulations to ALL IRNE Awards nominees! We are especially proud of this season’s Mala by Melinda Lopez being up for best solo performance. Congratulations, Melinda and director David Dower! And if you missed Mala, the show will appear next January at the Huntington Theatre’s 2017/18 season. “The winners will be announced on Monday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Brookline/Boston, just outside Kenmore Square. As always, admission will…

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  Parable of the Sower program note by co-artistic director, P. Carl. Collaboration is what makes theatre such a unique artform; you can never make it in isolation and often we make it in dialogue with other artists who have transformed our own creative lives. Over the course of ArtsEmerson’s seven seasons, we have seen a variety of examples of collaboration between some of the most significant artists of our time. Cicely Tyson and Horton…

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  What is Afrofuturism? The mixing of black culture with sci-fi has been explored for many, many decades, though the specific term was only coined back in 1993. In the midst of today’s political climate — with social justice campaigns seen thriving nationwide, many led by or supported by the African American community — the term has taken on a new urgency. So as we welcome Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower into The Paramount…

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