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PARKING PARTNERS

Race and Equity

This past weekend, ArtsEmerson hosted the third-annual Garden Party at the home of David and Terry Wilkins, as patrons from our past and present joined together to celebrate our 10th Anniversary Season and the continuation of the Gaining Ground Fund. Guests were also treated to a musical performance by acclaimed jazz singer and songwriter, Somi. An afternoon full of song, food, and delightful conversation was the perfect summer kick-off for ArtsEmerson as we look toward…

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Last night, we celebrated the arrival of the /peh-LO-tah/ (MAY 1-5) cast and crew at the Tobin Community Center in Roxbury Crossing! We were joined by local Boston artists showcasing their work: Branches Steel Orchestra, Jean Dany Joachim, Connections Dance Theatre, and Natural Bliss. It was a wonderful night of cultural exchange and artistic expression. We are thankful to have partnered with many local organizations, such as Haitian-Americans United, Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts, Tobin…

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In August 2017, Marc Bamuthi Joseph presented at TEDGlobal, addressing how his new artistic piece /peh-LO-tah/ sought to address the inequities and freedoms found on a soccer field. Told through soccer inspired choreography, spoken word and the sounds of samba and hip-hop underscoring the poetry and movement. Bamuthi Joseph is an artists who believes that art can transform, but so can sports, and the intersection of these often polarized fanbases and cultural entertainment. I don’t…

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In 2017, Marc Bamuthi Joseph was commissioned by the Kennedy Center to write the play /peh-LO-tah/, which “uses the universal game of soccer to examine immigration”. This show has received national praise since its debut and ArtsEmerson is beyond excited to welcome this production to the Paramount Center May 1-5. Before you attend this riveting show, check out this blog detailing the exciting life of poet, activist, dancer, teacher and playwright, Marc Bamuthi Joseph! Bamuthi…

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The American Theatre suffers from a lack of representation. While significant strides have been made in the past and continuing into the present—from allowing women to perform alongside men in the 1660s to the recent production of Deaf West’s Spring Awakening in 2015—this slow-burning revolution has yet to wholly transform the artform into the inclusive platform it can and must become. Representation in theatre, and in the larger cultural and global narrative, remains a critical…

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