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It has been almost a year since Chicago-based theatre troupe Manual Cinema stunned Boston with their magical performance of Ada/Ava. This multimedia masterpiece, which showcased Manual Cinema’s unique use of shadow puppetry, live-action silhouettes and overhead projections, ran for a brief yet sold out weekend in January 2018. Audiences were “blown-away” by Manual Cinema’s ability to “create a new art form” and raved about the beauty and poignancy of the show. WBUR remarked, “In the…

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Whether you are preparing to experience WET or you have seen it multiple times, there is a lot to process and dig deeper into. Knowing this, we put together a supplemental viewing guide to help get you started or continue your conversation. Inside you’ll find information about the artist, selections from our blog, and some of the resources we have used in preparation for the piece. View Resource Guide Have a suggestion for a resource?…

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  The voice of Alpharaoh, as he’s known artistically, makes meaning of the experience through hip-hop lyricism. “I’m an MC first and then I’m everything else,” he says. “The storytelling aspect of what I’m able to do now really came from hip-hop music.” – WBUR’s profile on Alex Alpharaoh After reading WBUR’s in-depth profile, we asked WET‘s Alex Alpharaoh to name the hip-hop songs that inspired him most. Hit play to listen and read Alex’s…

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  “I can walk out of this theater,” Alpharaoh said in a phone interview from Dallas, “get arrested for some bogus reason, and all they need is the quote unquote suspicion of a crime to hold me indefinitely under the Patriot Act and try to find reasons to strip me of my DACA status and then deport me.” To describe “WET” simply as an accumulation of its plot points would be to sell short its…

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    “This is something we do all too regularly,” ArtsEmerson Artistic Director David Dower writes me. “It started the morning after the Charleston shooting” in which eight people were murdered in a South Carolina church in 2015. “We opened the theater for silent reflection. People were sitting facing an empty stage so I just put up nine folding chairs in a line to support the reflection.” Read the full coverage at gregcookland.com

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