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myths

To create Reversible — the 7 Fingers’ director Gypsy Snider asked her young cast of millennials to connect with their past in order to better answer the question — WHO ARE YOU? She was challenging them to move beyond the persona they present on social media. We loved that idea so much that we asked the millennials we work with to go beyond what’s presented on their Instagram account. We asked eight Millennials to debunk common myths about their generation and give us insight and perspectives on what it’s like to grow up in the digital age. While…

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Polly K. Carl, Director of the The Center for the Theater Commons, discusses the adaptation of La Belle et la Bête with Lemieux Pilon 4D Art co-founders and co-directors Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon. Lemieux and Pilon discuss the original French story, their love for French film director Jean Cocteau, and how the fairy tale connects technology with modern expectations of beauty. Together, they analyze the resurgence of fairy tales in mainstream culture and the ways that…

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Co-written with Lisa Rowe-Beddoe. When I sat in on my first rehearsal for Whistler in the Dark’s remount of Ted Hughes’ Tales from Ovid, I immediately noticed the text to be deeply imagistic, bursting from start to finish with sharp language describing the fundamental qualities of Air, Earth, Fire and Water. Constellations form in mid-air; actors dangle from icy-blue silks in the playing space. In one of the first myths, characters Callisto and Arcas find…

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David Dower, ArtsEmerson’s Director of Artistic Programs, chats with Whistler in the Dark’s Artistic Director Meg Taintor and Ted Hughes’ Tales from Ovid’s aerial silks consultant Jill Maio about the breathtaking silks work in the production (also directed by Meg). Hear how the idea to use silks came up, how the show has evolved from its premiere two years ago at the Factory Theater and why these aerial elements complement the myths. And don’t forget…

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