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Octavia E. Butler

  What is Afrofuturism? The mixing of black culture with sci-fi has been explored for many, many decades, though the specific term was only coined back in 1993. In the midst of today’s political climate — with social justice campaigns seen thriving nationwide, many led by or supported by the African American community — the term has taken on a new urgency. So as we welcome Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower into The Paramount…

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  This March, we’re bringing an incredible artist named Toshi Reagon to Boston. Reagon, who Vibe Magazine called “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride,” will collaborate with her mother, Bernice Johnson Reagon, the iconic singer, scholar and activist, to create a show titled Parable of the Sower—a mesmerizing theatrical work of rare power and beauty that reveals deep insights on gender, race and the future of human civilization. Parable of the Sower is an adaptation of Ocatvia E. Butler’s novel…

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