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Notes From Leadership

  The Guardian noticed it in 2008: “Recently, I’ve seen a lot of shows which make inspired use of projection, AV, techniques and tricks filched from film and TV, pushing the limits of what’s possible on stage while never letting you forget you’re in a theatre.” In ArtsEmerson’s eight-year history, these kind of technological marvels have always found a place in each of our seasons. Perhaps you recall being wowed by Historia de Amor, The…

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  In 2010, the census confirmed what many Boston residents already understood: that there was no longer a cultural majority in our city. We are a city of many minorities. ArtsEmerson was launched in the same moment, and from the beginning, we have been committed to building our organization in a way that both acknowledged and welcomed that reality. We framed it, then, as a commitment to “putting the world on stage.” We knew that this…

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“Kiss begins on a set. In all of Guillermo’s plays he’s playing on our willingness to suspend our disbelief. Guillermo Calderón grew up in the Pinochet era in Chile. He knows, firsthand, the calamity that lurks in the shadows where empathy has failed and the dangers of comfortably distancing ourselves from the problems of others. Through his young, earnest, committed protagonists he calls us all to mind that gap. What will it take to truly…

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The ArtsEmerson leadership team on the practice of using the Emerson Paramount Center and Cutler Majestic Theatre marquees for far more than show promotion.   We have made a habit of using our marquees to speak to the city about the values of the College and ArtsEmerson pretty much since the new leadership team took over in January of 2015. We have had messages about Charleston and Orlando, they celebrated the Supreme Court decision on Gay Marriage,…

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  ArtsEmerson, HowlRound, and Emerson College are proud to share the Ford Foundation’s announcement today, that P. Carl, PhD., is one of the 25 new Artists for Change Fellows. The fellowships will support visionary artists and cultural leaders in creating powerful works of art that help advance freedom, justice, and inclusion, and strengthen our democracy. According to the Ford Foundation, “the artists and cultural leaders selected for Art of Change fellowships all have a demonstrated…

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