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Claudia Rankine

2020 has been quite a year for all of us. As we reflect on the past year we want to thank you for your incredible support of ArtsEmerson and our artists this season. We were fortunate to receive both national and local funding that enabled us to continue supporting international artists in the creation of new works. Currently, we are nurturing a thrilling bounty of new forms, new stories, and experiments in new platforms being…

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ArtsEmerson has curated several long arc relationships with artists throughout our time, furthering conversations of art-making’s intersections with social and political issues. Poet, playwright, and author Claudia Rankine is one such artist, partnering with ArtsEmerson over a series of projects, including her full length play The White Card, co-developed with the A.R.T. and presented during our 2017/18 season. A MacArthur Fellow, New York Times Bestseller, and the recipient of honors such as National Book Critics…

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A still from Parable of the Sower featuring three characters, dressed in flannels, in the midst of the action of the plot.

During our 2017/2018 Season, we co-produced The White Card written by Claudia Rankine with the American Repertory Theatre. A monumental work of theatre, Rankine’s words resonated with audiences and prompted inquisitive questioning showcasing the power of a skilled writer. As we inched closer to opening night, ArtsEmerson had conducted a book club of Rankine’s work to offer audiences an even deeper experience called Citizen Read. Gathering communities from Boston and Cambridge, nearly 1300 people all…

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On Monday, February 25th, the nominations for the 23rd Annual Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards were announced, with ArtsEmerson being honored with ten nominations! Best New Play – The White Card (Claudia Rankine) Watch Claudia Rankine discuss The White Card Best Solo Performance – Liza Jessie Peterson (The Peculiar Patriot) Watch the trailer for The Peculiar Patriot Best Ensemble – Born For This Watch creator BeBe Winans talk about his background and Born…

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