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On March 12, 2021, Executive Director David C. Howse hosted a Town Hall, hoping our audience would share their feelings about returning back to in-person events. “What’s your level of excitement or trepidation?” “What do you need from us to feel safe?”  By asking these questions, it prompted an important conversation of arts now and in the future, and more specifically, where ArtsEmerson would fit into the story. On this anniversary of our last in-person…

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Four ArtsEmerson staff members each holding up a sign that spells out "We've got you covered." All the staff members are wearing masks because of COVID-19.

If your experience of this COVID-19 world is anything like ours, you are probably inundated by bits and pieces of information flying around in all directions about how to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community from its spread. It gets overwhelming to sort it all out.Well, thanks to the Mayor’s Office and the City of Boston, ArtsEmerson has got you covered.Boston’s arts community is working with Mayor Marty Walsh’s staff to distribute this…

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A picture from Parable of the Sower of the whole cast on stage holding hands.

On Tuesday, March 11th, ArtsEmerson and Toshi Reagon decided to postpone the Boston presentation of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower to OCT 1-4, 2020. A week later they gathered on Zoom to reflect on that decision, the state of the Now, and prognosis for the Next. In the following conversation hosted by Howlround, David Dower and David C. Howse—artistic director and executive director of ArtsEmerson, respectively—talk with Toshi about that decision. For a…

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A night photo of the Paramount Marquee, fully ignited with light and color.

In the past few weeks, theaters throughout the world have gone dark and have shifted quickly to gathering in digital spaces rather than on our stages in order to flatten the curve and preserve the opportunity to reconnect outside of isolation in the near future. However, this reality has led to several performance cancellations or postponements, leaving artists without their creative outlet and searching for artistic sustenance elsewhere. Beyond even the ability to create during…

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Today, March 26th, 2020 was the scheduled start date for Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. To explain how and why the venue will be empty tonight rather than filled with the songs of Bernice and Toshi Reagon, artistic director David Dower explains the conversations and events that led us to this moment over the last few weeks As we moved through the process of decision-making related to our response to…

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