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In the early months of 2018, audiences gathered for this intimate story of adolescence and queer identity unfolding through stop-motion animation and a live soundtrack. Torrey Pines is a show we keep coming back to — its ability to be so specific in its narrative yet relatable to all of our own experiences of growing up is a gift for all viewers. Audiences were delighted by the experience and the show’s merch can be spotted…

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A banner image from Torrey Pines of a cut out grandmother and granddaughter in a yellow convertible with the Together Apart logo

Thank you for joining us for the Together Apart series! Now is your opportunity to watch Torrey Pines, the resplendent stop-motion animated feature that fascinated audiences during its 2018 presentation at ArtsEmerson. In his debut feature, award-winning filmmaker Clyde Petersen mines his adolescent years to tell a meditative coming-of-age story of a twelve year old girl taken on a cross-country roadtrip by her schizophrenic mother, without the father’s knowledge.  UPDATE: MAY 11, 2020 The streaming…

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Triptych (Eyes of One on Another) is a multi-disciplinary dive into the work of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, inviting audiences to experience his controversial work from fresh new perspectives. The piece meditates on these images by using other mediums to react to them—music, poetry, choral work, and performers on stage. In a conversation with librettist korde arlington tuttle, it became clear that while this production certainly focuses on Mapplethorpe’s photography, it primarily serves as a prompt…

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Patti Smith is a cultural legend, spanning mediums and genres in her artistic endeavors and influence. A musician, author, activist, photographer, singer-songwriter, and poet, Smith’s body of work resonates throughout American punk history and into contemporary zeitgeist, exploring phenomenons that are raw to the human experience. In 1975, Smith released her first album Horses that brought poetry into punk, with lyrics that referenced the legacies of the Beat generation and dove into controversial topics, jolting…

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Throughout the history of fine art, certain artists have enshrined themselves among the pantheon of distinguished voices to challenge the medium, pose aesthetic questions that haven’t been asked and invite us to view what hasn’t been seen. Their legacies left indelibly, these artists have transcended how the human experience is composed, framed, and captured — and as an audience, we are grateful to have witnessed such moments of raw honesty and beauty. One of those…

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