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Last night, the nominations for the 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards were announced! ArtsEmerson is thrilled to have received two nominations as well as one win. Out of dozens of productions and performances, ArtsEmerson was nominated for the following awards: Outstanding Design, Large or Visiting Theater: The End of TV by Manual Cinema (sound design by Kyle Vegter, puppets by Lizi Breit with associate puppet designer and storyboard artist Drew Dir, costumes by Mieka Van…

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On Monday, February 25th, the nominations for the 23rd Annual Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards were announced, with ArtsEmerson being honored with ten nominations! Best New Play – The White Card (Claudia Rankine) Watch Claudia Rankine discuss The White Card Best Solo Performance – Liza Jessie Peterson (The Peculiar Patriot) Watch the trailer for The Peculiar Patriot Best Ensemble – Born For This Watch creator BeBe Winans talk about his background and Born…

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Throughout the performance of The Peculiar Patriot, Liza Jessie Peterson, as Betsy LaQuanda Ross, constructs a quilt, carefully sewing together the narrative of her incarcerated friends and family, each square of fabric representing their stories. With each quilted piece, we learn more about the intricacies of how mass incarcerations affects individuals and their communities. Stitched together like the stars and stripes of Betsy Ross’s original United States flag, our Betsy Ross sews a different American symbol,…

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The Peculiar Patriot (OCT 17-28) is amazing audiences throughout its Boston debut. Liza Jessie Peterson’s poetry and command of the stage communicate a story beyond the walls of any theatre and imparts on us a story often hidden below the surface. As we continue discussing mass incarceration, both nationally and within our state, it was important to discuss how ArtsEmerson and Emerson College are working to break down barriers and foster community. The Emerson Prison Initiative,…

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  This past weekend, ArtsEmerson was honored to be a part of the 10th Annual Boston Book Festival! Beyond interacting with our community and meeting so many of you, we also were a part of the “Arts Activism in America: Igniting Change” session in Dudley Square, moderated by our artistic director, David Dower, and featuring Liza Jessie Peterson (THE PECULIAR PATRIOT), as well as famed poet and leader of the Black Arts Movement, Askia Touré….

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