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David C. Howse

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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David C. Howse in conversation with patrons

2020 was a tough year, but here we are at the beginning of 2021.  Happy New Year!   It has been months since we have been physically together inside the theater. While this new year brings great promise, our days ahead will not be without challenges.  We all continue to shoulder the burden of the pandemic as we make meaning of this racial reckoning.  Our journey to safer days continues. Though physical distance is required,…

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A picture of David Dower and David C. Howse together, smiling and in suits.

Creating an institution is not unlike creating a work of art. In this case, the art form is theater. But like every act of creativity, it starts from a vision of something that will be called into being by the people who are making it. David Dower and David C. Howse have been co-leading the work of calling into being a vision for ArtsEmerson with the goal of creating an arts organization that serves as…

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A banner image with a black background with white text that reads "Words are appreciated, but action is necessary." There is a red square that says "Town Hall #4 with The Davids."

On June 17 at 12 pm EDT, ArtsEmerson hosted a Town Hall with Executive Director David C. Howse and Artistic Director David Dower for a conversation centered around the most recent displays of racist acts in the U.S. and the subsequent “organizational commitment” statements to Black Lives Matters and dismantling white supremacy that we’ve seen all across the world from various institutions.Over time, ArtsEmerson has developed a reputation for leadership in Boston’s cultural landscape with…

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An image the back of a young Black girl sitting on someone's shoulders in black and white. There is a red square that says "We Need You."

This post was written as part of a larger series leading up to our fourth Town Hall on Wednesday, June 17th at 12 pm EDT. We encourage our audiences to read all of the posts in the series in preparation for the Town Hall. Information on the Town Hall and the remainder of the series can be found here. In response to the most recent displays of racist acts in this country, my inbox has…

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