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I just returned from a festival of new work in Brighton, England, an hour south of London by train on the English Channel. It seems to me that the British theatre is thriving. I love how older artists encourage  younger generations and celebrate their innovation. I’ve found a similar sensibility in Russia where I’ve had the pleasure of seeing work regularly for the past 25 years. Senior artists actively mentor younger artists and facilitate and…

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Boston has a number of fine theatre facilities most of which are home to our celebrated local dance, opera, music, and theatre companies. Not surprisingly, these spaces are dedicated primarily to the work of these resident groups. Now, with the opening of four new performing venues under the operating umbrella of ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage, we have for the first time a variety of theatres that can host work from around the world that likely would never see the…

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The traditional subscription system – same seat(s), same night of the week –  is not something we can consider, having four theatres with varying capacities and seating configurations. It’s also true that the metabolism of the average theatregoer has changed. Prior to 9/11, single ticket advance sales were strongest two weeks prior to any performance. Post 9/11 it’s more like two days. It’s a fundamental shift calculated to give premature white hairs to theatre managers…

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Not off a word processor, but in a brochure with all the graphic bells and whistles. And it has even more of an impact when it represents the first official publication of a new institution. I saw our first brochure today and it made me gasp. Welcome to ArtsEmerson: the World on Stage. I just can’t wait to have you cross our threshold. When was the last time you entered a theatre and it made…

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