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Race and Equity

  “It lit a fire in me. I had no idea just how Draconian, and racially biased, and how people are profitting from people being behind bars. So I took this information back to my class and started incorporating it into the poetry as best as I could.” – Liza Jessie Peterson on first learning about the term ‘Prison Industrial Complex’   As a playwright, actor, activist, and educator, Liza Jessie Peterson’s ability to create performance…

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Immigration policy in the United States has always been on the lips of politicians, whether it’s pushing for reform or striking out programs. Especially in our current political climate, the information regarding immigration has saturated various media outlets, each with conflicting messaging and nearly incomprehensible legalese. This fall, ArtsEmerson is honored to welcome Alex Alpharaoh to our stage with WET: A DACAmented Journey, where Alpharaoh has created a theatrical space to detail his own experience…

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What would it be like to work on a show for almost two decades before finally performing it? That is exactly what writer and performer Liza Jessie Peterson did for her show The Peculiar Patriot. This one-woman story follows Peterson’s character, Betsy LaQuanda Ross, who spends her time visiting and unearthing the secrets of penitentiaries in the United States. Peterson is bringing her piece to ArtsEmerson this October, however this show was initially conceptualized in 2003…

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In preparation for the opening of Born For This, the incredible true story of gospel legend BeBe Winans, we’ve teamed up again with Justin Springer’s Outside the Box Agency. Through our conversations about Born For This, we’ve discovered what people in the Boston community believe is their purpose. A few of these remarkable people have lent their voices to share their excitement about the musical, their passions and what they were born for. Steve Kid…

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For the second year in a row, ArtsEmerson has brought back the Mr. Joy Neighborhood Tour, this time traveling to locations in Charlestown, Scituate, Roxbury, and Allston. This one-woman show made its debut performance during our 2015-2016 season and received so much critical acclaim and audience praise that ArtsEmerson was eager to reintroduce the show in the form of a neighborhood tour. We looked at different responses to the Mr. Joy Tour to explore why…

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