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This week we bring the Austin, Texas based Rude Mechs to Boston for the first time. I traveled there last year to witness the work of this young company about which I had heard so much and with such enthusiasm. I wasn’t disappointed. The piece I saw, a carefully crafted revival of Richard Schechner’s famous 60’s staging of DIONYSUS IN 69, connects in many ways to what they will be performing here, THE METHOD GUN….

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What an amazing 10 days! Simply put, I want to thank the 1,000’s of people who crossed our thresholds for the first time, and the hard work and dedication of the ArtsEmerson staff who made it happen. Every performance was rewarded with a standing ovation, and all of us in the ArtsEmerson community reciprocate with ovations to you for your participation and embrace. I’m at the Dublin Theatre Festival in Ireland next week and look…

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Our opening weekend is just days away – beginning on Thursday, September 23rd. Mark your calendars and join us for an open house (get a chance to see these magnificent facilities), and Doug Elkin’s Sound of Music variation with a wink, FRAULEIN MARIA, as well as the first opportunity ever to see the legendary Tectonic Theatre Project performing their original LARAMIE PROJECT together with the EPILOGUE: TEN YEARS LATER. We’re only doing this 4 times…

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I asked Melia Bensussen the Chair of the Performing Arts Department at Emerson and a distinguished director to scout talent for ArtsEmerson at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival and Fringe. She just returned and kindly offered these observations. Rob I hailed a taxi on the streets of Edinburgh, rushed from a new English play about two Jamaican adolescent identical twins that (against the backdrop of Princess Diana’s uber-romantic wedding) refuse to speak except in private…

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This past week we held our first event for ArtsEmerson members – a full dress rehearsal run-through of one act of the stage adaptation of Hemingway’s THE SUN ALSO RISES by Elevator Repair Service (ERS). The company has been commissioned to premiere the piece as part of this years Edinburgh International Theater Festival. They left for Scotland yesterday and premiere the work at the Royal Lyceum Theatre this Saturday (August 14). You may have heard…

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