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Torrey Pines

In the early months of 2018, audiences gathered for this intimate story of adolescence and queer identity unfolding through stop-motion animation and a live soundtrack. Torrey Pines is a show we keep coming back to — its ability to be so specific in its narrative yet relatable to all of our own experiences of growing up is a gift for all viewers. Audiences were delighted by the experience and the show’s merch can be spotted…

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Puppeteers from Manual Cinema operating overhead projectors

Note: we’re currently recirculating some of our best pieces from our blog and from HowlRound’s archives. These stories either reflect our values as an organization or speak to a production in our Together Apart series. Some references in this piece will indicate that this entry is from a prior season. This note aims to resolve any confusion that arises because of that fact. [4/29/20] The Guardian noticed it in 2008: “Recently, I’ve seen a lot…

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A banner image from Torrey Pines of a cut out grandmother and granddaughter in a yellow convertible with the Together Apart logo

Thank you for joining us for the Together Apart series! Now is your opportunity to watch Torrey Pines, the resplendent stop-motion animated feature that fascinated audiences during its 2018 presentation at ArtsEmerson. In his debut feature, award-winning filmmaker Clyde Petersen mines his adolescent years to tell a meditative coming-of-age story of a twelve year old girl taken on a cross-country roadtrip by her schizophrenic mother, without the father’s knowledge.  UPDATE: MAY 11, 2020 The streaming…

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A banner image from Torrey Pines of a cut out grandmother and granddaughter in a yellow convertible with the Together Apart logo

An introduction to our new series from Artistic Director David Dower. “Connection across difference.”  Anyone who has come into the ArtsEmerson community has run across this phrase living at the heart of our purpose and values. It’s our reason for being and it guides our whole strategy as an arts organization. A defining feature of ArtsEmerson’s programming is the depth of the connections we foster between the artists on our stages and the many communities…

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Thank you for joining us for Torrey Pines. We are thrilled to present this production as part of series of offerings that reimagine the relationship between theatre, film, and music. Read more about that here. We want to hear your thoughts in the comments! Let us know what stood out to you or moments that particularly resonated with memories of your own childhood. FYI – We’ve recently adopted a new comments policy which you can see…

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