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the wong kids

“What is a superhero”, this was one of my first questions for a sixth grade class at Boston Renaissance Charter School in Hyde Park. “Someone who protects people” “A person who fights bad guys” “but it could also be a regular person who just does really good things all the time…like…my Mom is my superhero”. All correct answers. Every Wednesday and Thursday from 2:15-3:10pm I spend time with my new favorite group of incredibly cool…

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When I was a kid, my uncle used to tell my siblings and I bedtime stories. I guess he was a terrible uncle, because almost all of his stories had monsters in them. But I didn’t care; I loved going to bed scared of the night, thinking that beasts roamed the forest just outside my window.   My family had a farmhouse in the south of Chile, surrounded by mountains and rainy forest. Its isolation…

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When I was a child I hated children’s theatre. I know that’s not really the strongest lead to use for a blog post promoting a TYA (theatre for young audiences) show. It was SO true, though. Why did shows for kids ALWAYS have to come with some sort of through-woven, family-friendly moral? Young Sam (and, OK, old Sam too) was impatient and weary of holier-than-thou attitudes. All I wanted to see were some funny actors…

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Levitating rocks, Farkian frogs, flying dragons, space travel? ArtsEmerson is no stranger to adventure, but who could have imagined all this? If your home is like mine, you know that anything can happen when two young siblings start telling each other a story. Random acts of magic, imaginary adventures that include chupacabras and midday trav­els to outer space are completely within the realm of possibility! Lloyd Suh’s The Wong Kids in The Secret of the…

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Season Preview! (Photo Cred: Paul Marotta) The New England work flow was once described to me as unrelenting amounts of work in the fall, a pause for the holidays, brief interruptions from snow, a heavy churn during spring, and then starting Memorial Day you leave work as often as possible until Labor Day (when you then sneak away on weekend trips until Columbus Day). It’s a gross generalization, but the bit about the fall certainly…

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