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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 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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Why Los Angeles Exploded

February 29, 2012
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Why Los Angeles Exploded

by Christine Bernard In response to the recent production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, Emerson’s Institute of Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies and Emerson Peace and Social Justice are today holding a panel discussion entitled “Why Los Angeles Exploded: Perspectives on the Urban Upheavals from 20 Years Out.” Drawing from first-hand experiences, three members of the…

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Two Weeks of Twilight

January 31, 2012
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Two Weeks of Twilight

By Christine Bernard For those who haven’t been counting the days, we have some exciting news: our production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is a nearly one month away! For two weeks now, the cast has been rehearsing for long and intensive evenings in the Semel Theater with the play’s director, Benny Sato Ambush and…

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Punk Rock Opera House

January 25, 2012
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by Ashley-Rose Galligan Broadway Across America opens the National Tour of American Idiot last night in Boston. American Idiot is a 2010 Tony Award nominated Broadway musical based on punk rock band Green Day’s album of the same name. American Idiot will have a day-of-performance ticket lottery for $28 seats in the first two rows while…

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Tag! You’re It!

June 10, 2011
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Tag! You’re It!

By Jenna Clarke This morning in the office, we started off the day by deciding on the official Emerson Stage Twitter hashtags for the 2011-2012 season. As you can see, it was a very long and arduous process… And here are the winners, folks - Cloud Nine – #Cloud9ES The Hallway Plays, Paraffin – #ParaffinES…

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New Dramaturgy Boards

March 23, 2011
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It’s an exciting day here in the Emerson Stage Office as our new custom-made dramaturgy boards arrived this morning – just in time for NewFest 2011: Chops. We’ve been using the same “temporary”  boards for over six years. They have served us well, but had their problems. They were heavy, difficult to move from location…

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Thoughts on THE GOLDEN AGE

February 25, 2011
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There is a much to think about after seeing The Golden Age. Give yourself some time to unpack this complex, epic production and then share your thoughts with us. Does The Golden Age have you thinking about nature v. civilization? culture-making and preservation? duty? retribution? the value of our past? or…? Let us know! We’d…

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Celebrating Local Theatre

February 23, 2011
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Celebrating Local Theatre

by Tyler York Immediately after we wrap up The Golden Age this Saturday night, Emerson’s Paramount Center will play host to Home Grown: The Boston Theatre Conference, the 4th annual conference convened by StageSource, The Greater Boston Theatre Alliance. I and many other Emersonian’s are excited about this conference for several reasons, not the least…

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Audience Development Event Update

January 25, 2011
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Audience Development Event Update

by Katherine Charleton In my last blog post I announced I was working with Emerson Stage and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) on an audience development project. After several months of planning, I am happy to tell you that we’ll be giving OLLI members a tour of the Tufte performance and production facilities. The…

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