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“You know Katherine, theatre is a lot like politics.” I have spent a large portion of my life hearing this phrase from my father, a former politician. Every time he says it, it’s as though the thought just occurred to him and the conversation is treated as such, spurring a similar sequence of points and connections between our shared love for trying to create the world as it could be. Thinking about the overlap between…

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Next weekend, Melinda Lopez’s new one-woman show Mala is opening at ArtsEmerson, and here in the student engagement office, we’ve been thinking a lot about how to talk to our classmates about it. After all, a story about losing parents, growing older, and figuring out all the complexities of middle age may not exactly sound like a stressed-out college student’s idea of a good time. As much as we go to the theatre to empathize…

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“That was SO ArtsEmerson”   This is something audiences often exit our theatres saying, which begs the question, “How can so many people say the same thing about such wildly different shows?” Nothing encapsulates the answer to that question better than the upcoming stage, screen and music programming we’ll present over the next month. Although it’s sometimes difficult to connect these events via direct themes or genres, they all do belong here at ArtsEmerson. Unexpected,…

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  By James Blaszko, ArtsEmerson Creative Producer HOUSE / DIVIDED juxtaposes scenes from the current mortgage crisis with passages drawn from John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, revealing how deeply the foreclosure crisis has affected and undermined our collective sense of American character and identity. Based in New York City, The Builders Association found itself in a unique position when devising this work. Through a commission by the Wexner Center of the Arts at Ohio…

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