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PARKING PARTNERS

The Wholehearted

Sometimes in all of the crazy coming and going of artists at ArtsEmerson we find themes that crossover multiple productions. This spring we have two one-woman shows that lend themselves to an interesting conversation. The day after The Wholehearted closed as Sontag: Reborn appeared on the horizon, Polly Carl, Director/Editor of HowlRound, held a conversation between Suli Holum (The Wholehearted) and Moe Angelos (Sontag: Reborn) about finding their characters and creating worlds around them.  Polly: Suli, you…

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Thank you for joining us for The Wholehearted! Please take a moment to share your experience of seeing this multifaceted show.      What moments in the play are resonating after seeing it? Have you found yourself in your own version of the ring? How would you describe this play to a friend?   Thank you for your thoughts!

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  By Thea Rodgers As our world of technology progresses, artists are pushing the boundaries of what can be done in theater. At the beginning of the season we watched Charleroi Danses create a film even as it was being projected live onstage in Kiss & Cry; then, in House / Divided, we got to see The Builders Association pioneer new uses for augmented reality technology and integrate complex projections into their work. While some…

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  By Thea Rodgers Eva Shain Eva Shain was the first woman to work a professional fight at Madison Square Garden when she became the first woman to judge a heavyweight championship boxing match—between Ernie Shavers and Muhammad Ali, no less. She was also one of the first women in New York to get her license to judge professional boxing matches from the New York State Athletic Commission. Read more about Eva Shain. Lucia Rijker…

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By Thea Rodgers Domestic violence, as defined by the victims’ service agency SafeHorizon, is “a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation.” Such behavior is all too common in the United States, especially in our entertainment. The Wholehearted takes on the question of why we happily consume and condone this violence and tackles the complexities of what our depictions on stage and screen reflect about our…

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