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Toshi Reagon

On May 22nd, ArtsEmerson hosted a livestream presentation of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower where nearly 4500 people from all of the world joined us to listen to the powerful music of Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon, performed by a cast of amazing artists at the NYU Abu Dhabi production in 2015. This special evening marked the launch of Toshi’s Parable Path Boston, her year long artist residency at Emerson College. We…

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It takes almost a year from when a production is chosen for our season to full realization on stage. From estimating space needs and resources, renting equipment and scheduling crew, to production schedules and load in, production of a show is all about collaboration. Our entire production department of 15 is wholly committed to making sure each artist’s vision is respected and brought to life. The following is a glimpse of the process through our…

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Parable Path Boston will kick-off on May 22 with a stream of the concert version Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower from NYU Abu Dhabi as part of the Together Apart series. The event will also include pre and post event conversations with panelists in conversation with Toshi Reagon. To learn more about our panelists, click here. You can leave questions for the panelists here for the pre and post show conversations. You can…

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Our friends at NYU/Abu Dhabi have offered a “Bonus Track” for our Together Apart: Explore New Worlds From Home series. They are doing a world-wide screening of Toshi Reagon’s concert version of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, which they captured live when it played there in 2015. The stream will start at noon, Boston time, on Wednesday, April 22nd. And yes, that’s Earth Day! Those of you who caught this concert version of…

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Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower has become an ever present staple in American literature, and though published in 1993, remains continuously relevant today. With rising mounting concerns surrounding climate change and the proverbial end of the world, Parable of the Sower offers us lessons on survival, community, and striving for a sense of normalcy amongst the chaos. The impact of Butler’s work goes beyond Parable of the Sower, dubbed the godmother of Afrofuturism…

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