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PARKING PARTNERS

David Dower

As the curtain rises on An Inspector Calls, a centerpiece of our ninth season, we are busily putting the finishing touches on our next: the 10th! It’s hard to imagine that the time has flown so quickly. If you are new to the ArtsEmerson community, it may seem we’ve always been here. But we were launched by Emerson College to coincide with the opening of the Paramount Center, quickly establishing ourselves as a home for…

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Now in our ninth season, ArtsEmerson has established a reputation for putting the world on stage here in Boston. We take pride in offering audiences access to artists and cultures from around the globe that would otherwise not be seen in the city. ArtsEmerson’s seasons are an opportunity for the adventurous and the curious to explore the world. People frequently ask me how we even choose these shows, they seem so consistently different from each…

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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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“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the Golden Door.” —Emma Lazarus For most of us, the chaos and menace in the current climate around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is invisible and unfelt. Start to engage with it and you’ll see how incomprehensible it is that this is…

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  “Who will believe thee, Isabel? My unsoiled name, the austereness of my life, My vouch against you and my place i’ the state, Will so your accusation overweigh That you shall stifle in your own report, And smell of calumny. I have begun.” —Measure for Measure, Act II, Scene iv Over the past thirty years of making, producing and presenting theater, I thought I had become resilient to the ways in which the news…

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