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A picture from Parable of the Sower of the whole cast on stage holding hands.

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. In the following conversation hosted by Howlround, David Dower and David C. Howse—artistic director and executive director of ArtsEmerson, respectively—talk with Toshi about that decision. For a…

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A night photo of the Paramount Marquee, fully ignited with light and color.

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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Today, March 26th, 2020 was the scheduled start date for Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. To explain how and why the venue will be empty tonight rather than filled with the songs of Bernice and Toshi Reagon, artistic director David Dower explains the conversations and events that led us to this moment over the last few weeks As we moved through the process of decision-making related to our response to…

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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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The ArtsEmerson 3 Day Sale comes once a year and the time has finally come! With $29 stage productions and $9 films, we’ve put together a road map of how to create the perfect cluster of events, as well as suggestions based on your favorites movies, books, and TV shows. From Antarctica to Roxbury and Franz Kafka to Octavia E. Butler, our 2020 productions will take audiences on a journey well beyond the stage. Check…

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