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Mala

Melinda Lopez performing in Mala with her hands in a prayer position held up to her lips.

Mala, a poignant drama written and performed by Melinda Lopez, made its world premiere as part ArtsEmerson’s 2016/17 Season. We are so happy to collaborate with WGBH and Huntington Theatre to bring this award-winning solo performance into your home as part of our Together Apart series. This award-winning play aired on WGBH 2 and YouTube TV on Thursday, April 9th at 10 p.m. But now, Mala is available for streaming in full through April 10th…

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“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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