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Daniel Beaty

For the second year in a row, ArtsEmerson has brought back the Mr. Joy Neighborhood Tour, this time traveling to locations in Charlestown, Scituate, Roxbury, and Allston. This one-woman show made its debut performance during our 2015-2016 season and received so much critical acclaim and audience praise that ArtsEmerson was eager to reintroduce the show in the form of a neighborhood tour. We looked at different responses to the Mr. Joy Tour to explore why…

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  An “Intentionally Different, Entirely ArtsEmerson” Event On October 11th, we gathered for the 2nd annual World Alive! Celebration. This year, donors came together to support the recently launched Gaining Ground Fund – a newly established resource that allows us to more readily support artists whose work reflects the African Diasporic experience in America. In keeping with the “intentionally different, entirely ArtsEmerson” ethos, the art was placed at the center of the evening. Daniel Beaty…

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Photo by Lelund Durond Thompson Tonight, Atiya Martin, Boston’s Chief Resilience Officer will present the proclamation of “Daniel Beaty Day” to Mr. Beaty prior to tonight’s performance of Mr. Joy in Dorchester. From the proclamation: “To celebrate Daniel Beaty’s contributions to the arts and the city of Boston, through his plays (including Mr. Joy), films, books, and his I DREAM: BOSTON social justice work with youth at Boston Public Schools—specifically Snowden International High School and Boston Arts…

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  Thank you for attending the neighborhood tour of Mr. Joy! Tell a friend it’s coming to their neighborhood and add your voice to the conversation below. What connects for your neighborhood? Is there a place everyone goes? What have you inherited in your neighborhood or your community? How does it challenge you? How does it make you stronger? Where do you see joy in your daily life? What are the ways you can reach…

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Thank you for attending our production of Daniel Beaty’s Mr. Joy. There is a lot to process in this story – some of it to be delicately considered – others to be celebrated with abandon. Either way, it’s clear to me that the performance is Act 1, the conversation that we have following each performance is Act 2, and the way we carry the ideas into the world is Act 3. What connects for your neighborhood?…

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