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“In all, 26 ‘Norties’ went to various local and visiting companies and artists for outstanding work at venues around the greater Boston area.” – WBUR Congratulations to all of the winners. We are so proud to have two award winners from our 2016/17 Season: Outstanding Ensemble: “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” Druid Theatre Company presented by ArtsEmerson Outstanding New Script: “Mala,” by Melinda Lopez, ArtsEmerson Also, looking to the future, we are so excited to see the…

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Proclamation Melinda Lopez Day in the City Of Boston WHEREAS: Playwright, actor, and educator Melinda Lopez has produced a sizable body of work spanning the last two decades and has garnered a variety of awards; AND WHEREAS:  Her one-woman play “Mala,” in which she will also perform, will enjoy its World Premiere production at ArtsEmerson’s Paramount Center this month and next; AND WHEREAS: In March of this year, Lopez was cited by President Obama in his…

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Next weekend, Melinda Lopez’s new one-woman show Mala is opening at ArtsEmerson, and here in the student engagement office, we’ve been thinking a lot about how to talk to our classmates about it. After all, a story about losing parents, growing older, and figuring out all the complexities of middle age may not exactly sound like a stressed-out college student’s idea of a good time. As much as we go to the theatre to empathize…

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“Dear incomprehension, it’s thanks to you I’ll be myself, in the end.” – Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable I just recently saw the Frida Kahlo now on display at the MFA called Dos Mujeres. It’s a rather straight forward painting of two women next to each other from early in Kahlo’s body of work. As someone obsessed with Frida’s work, I love to speculate about the significance of this painting and how it factored into Frida’s…

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