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Octavia E. Butler

Toshi Reagon singing into a microphone

Self described as a “postmodern rhythm & blues woman who’s got something special,” it is no surprise that Toshi Reagon has captured the attention of artists and activists worldwide. Toshi is many things — a musician, writer, composer, and producer just to name a few — and the combination of her skills and voice have created a movement that ties the political to the artistic, to song to the earth, and the personal to the…

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A still from Parable of the Sower featuring three characters, dressed in flannels, in the midst of the action of the plot.

During our 2017/2018 Season, we co-produced The White Card written by Claudia Rankine with the American Repertory Theatre. A monumental work of theatre, Rankine’s words resonated with audiences and prompted inquisitive questioning showcasing the power of a skilled writer. As we inched closer to opening night, ArtsEmerson had conducted a book club of Rankine’s work to offer audiences an even deeper experience called Citizen Read. Gathering communities from Boston and Cambridge, nearly 1300 people all…

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Thank you to everyone who entered the Parable of the Sower call for art contest! Here’s a gallery of the submissions: [Artist names top row, left to right: Ayana Mack (2) Barrington Edward(4), bottom row, left to right: Deniz K, Jane C., June August (2) – entries also found in this Facebook gallery] Toshi Reagon and the entire cast of Parable of the Sower were delighted by all of the entries, carefully considering which piece they felt was their favorite. And…

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  Parable of the Sower program note by co-artistic director, P. Carl. Collaboration is what makes theatre such a unique artform; you can never make it in isolation and often we make it in dialogue with other artists who have transformed our own creative lives. Over the course of ArtsEmerson’s seven seasons, we have seen a variety of examples of collaboration between some of the most significant artists of our time. Cicely Tyson and Horton…

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