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Mala

“In all, 26 ‘Norties’ went to various local and visiting companies and artists for outstanding work at venues around the greater Boston area.” – WBUR Congratulations to all of the winners. We are so proud to have two award winners from our 2016/17 Season: Outstanding Ensemble: “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” Druid Theatre Company presented by ArtsEmerson Outstanding New Script: “Mala,” by Melinda Lopez, ArtsEmerson Also, looking to the future, we are so excited to see the…

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After 21 performances, Mala has ended its run at in the Jackie Liebergott Black Box. It has been an incredible experience to see Melinda Lopez and the creative team bring this powerful experience to life. It has also been a great privilege to have so many audience members attend and engage in conversation. Mala’s honesty allowed us room to think about how chaotic and emotionally demanding caregiving can be, and how difficult those truths can be to talk…

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Proclamation Melinda Lopez Day in the City Of Boston WHEREAS: Playwright, actor, and educator Melinda Lopez has produced a sizable body of work spanning the last two decades and has garnered a variety of awards; AND WHEREAS:  Her one-woman play “Mala,” in which she will also perform, will enjoy its World Premiere production at ArtsEmerson’s Paramount Center this month and next; AND WHEREAS: In March of this year, Lopez was cited by President Obama in his…

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  coda noun   co·da \ˈkō-də\ : an ending part of a piece of music or a work of literature or drama that is separate from the earlier parts : something that ends and completes something else   On the final page of Melinda Lopez’s manuscript for Mala, is the following note to the production: “(coda—the coda doesn’t have to be anything. Or maybe it’s a projection in the dark. Or just an idea in the mind of Mala.)” It…

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  We’d love to hear your thoughts on Melinda Lopez’s Mala. What did you think of this unsentimental journey? What element of the story did you relate to? What’s something you’d identify as “one true thing”? Tell us in the comments, start a conversation, and connect with your fellow audience members!

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