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We just hosted a two week workshop of a piece about the “repurposing” of a 22 acre tract of land in Brooklyn. It’s called, IN THE FOOTPRINT:The Battle for Atlantic Yards. The company creating the work, THE CIVILIANS, will begin previews this Friday in New York and open to the press on November 22nd. They then return to Boston for a week of performances here beginning on January 19th. They gave an informal run-through in…

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Hi everyone, I wanted to take a minute to thank all of you for coming out to see Deerhoof last week and for making the first rock show in the Paramount such an amazing, memorable event. Every once in a while, you get a concert where the artist, the audience and the venue connect to make something greater than the sum of its parts and that certainly felt like the case the other night; the…

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The week before our inaugural weekend I went to Canada for a couple of days thanks to the generosity of the Quebec Delegation in Boston and my host in Montreal, John Lambert. And ten days ago I traveled to Dublin thanks to the Irish Theatre Institute with the assistance of Culture Ireland. We have two major projects in this season from Quebec: Seven Fingers’ production of PSY, and Robert Lapage’s THE ANDERSEN PROJECT. And from…

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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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