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New Center for the Theater Commons Arrives

April 19, 2012
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New Center for the Theater Commons Arrives

The online theater journal, HowlRound, has dedicated this week to a discussion of the establishment of The Center for the Theater Commons (The Commons) at Emerson College. HowlRound and The Commons was initially developed through The American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage in Washington DC. With its move to Emerson, a close collaboration between…

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A Constellation of Moments

April 11, 2012
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by Magda Romanska The trouble is I can’t make sense of my life at all. I can’t see a beginning and a middle and an end It seems to me to be just a bunch of random vivid moments I think, when I am on my deathbed, I won’t look back on a story of…

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Café Variations: Interview with the Cast

April 5, 2012
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Jayson James, who plays Andrew C in the upcoming production of Café Variations, is a junior BA Theatre Studies: Performance major  at Emerson College. Jayson sat down with us to talk about the production. Watch the video!

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A Rhapsody to Inspire

April 4, 2012
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A Rhapsody to Inspire

  George Gershwin’s masterful Rhapsody in Blue is both inventive and inspirational. It’s also the musical through-line of Café Variations, the unabashedly romantic world-premiere celebration of café culture co-produced by Emerson Stage, ArtsEmerson, and SITI Company. Use Gershwin’s music to inspire your own work of artistic expression. Be inspired to create a performance, video, piece…

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The Connection

March 14, 2012
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The Connection

By Magda Romanska I am a dramaturg for the upcoming production of Café Variations, a collaboration between the SITI Company, ArtsEmerson, and Emerson Stage. I am also a faculty member at Emerson, teaching courses in dramaturgy and theatre history. The first brainstorming rehearsals for the production began in New York City, just as the Spring…

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Entertaining Political Theater

March 13, 2012
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by Christine Bernard This week ArtsEmerson is presenting Ameriville, a show that has been called “political theater made entertaining.” After our successful presentation of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 and its focus on the social and racial struggles that are part of the American reality, Ameriville continues the motif by examining our country through the lens…

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Let’s Start Talking

March 12, 2012
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Let’s Start Talking

by Tyler L.  York Anne Bogart has talked about Café Variations, the world-premiere co-production between our organization, ArtsEmerson, and the SITI Company which she is directing, as a piece based on the theme of “the alchemy that occurs when one human being makes the heroic effort to reach out to another.” Take a moment to think…

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A Collaboration Comes Together

March 9, 2012
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A Collaboration Comes Together

by Megan Harris The room seemed alive, it buzzed with conversation; the sound of excited chatter rose to the top of the Paramount Atrium. As we took our seats for the Café Variations design presentations and meet and greet, Rob J. Orchard, Executive Director of ArtsEmerson, stood to introduce the production and its director Anne Bogart.…

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Bogart’s Back in Boston

January 26, 2012
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Bogart’s Back in Boston

by Christine Bernard Tomorrow, Friday January 27, Emerson will once again open its doors to the famous director, Anne Bogart. Bogart will be in town for the weekend, holding auditions for Café Variations that she will be directing in the Spring. Auditions for Emerson’s Performing Arts students will be held on January 27 and 28. She…

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Dramatizing Diabetes

January 18, 2012
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By Melissa Jesser Sugar, Robbie McCauley’s one-woman show, opens Friday, January 20, at ArtsEmerson in the Jackie Liebergott Black Box. McCauley is an Obie-award winning playwright, performance artist and a Professor in Emerson’s Department of Performing Arts. Directed by fellow Performing Arts Professor, Maureen Shea, this highly anticipated performance has waited years to see the…

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