NAAC BOSTON MEMBER EVENTS

The Network for Arts Administrators of Color (or NAAC Boston) was established to enhance the visibility of professionals of color in Greater Boston’s arts and culture sector, as well as widen the leadership pipeline and highlight opportunities for professional and personal growth in the field.

Below is a calendar of events promoting the work of NAAC Boston members and events affiliated with NAAC Boston members’ organizations.

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The Women Who Mapped the Stars

05-20-2018

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 20 @ 2:00 pm

Late 1800s, Harvard College Observatory. "Computers" – women employed for half a man’s salary to analyze astronomic data — show us that the universe is larger than we ever dreamed. The thrilling story of five women who changed the way...

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Late 1800s, Harvard College Observatory. "Computers" – women employed for half a man’s salary to analyze astronomic data — show us that the universe is larger than we ever dreamed. The thrilling story of five women who changed the way astronomers saw the universe – from scientist to scientist and generation to generation. The Women Who Mapped the Stars, a world premiere by Joyce Van Dyke, is the untold story of brave women in science who paved the way for previously impossible advances in astronomy.

by Joyce Van Dyke
Directed by Jessica Ernst

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Allegiance

06-02-2018

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 20 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 23 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 24 @ 7:30 pm + 10 more dates and times

Fri, May 25 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 26 @ 4:00 pm Sat, May 26 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 27 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 30 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 31 @ 2:00 pm Thu, May 31 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 01 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 02 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Jun 02 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

Inspired by the true childhood experience of TV/film actor and social media icon George Takei (Mr. Sulu on Star Trek), Allegiance tells the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are...

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Inspired by the true childhood experience of TV/film actor and social media icon George Takei (Mr. Sulu on Star Trek), Allegiance tells the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events at Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but sister Kei fiercely protests the government's treatment of her people. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. SpeakEasy Stage is proud to breathe new life into Allegiance by presenting the East Coast regional premiere of an intimate version of this important musical.

Book by Mark Acito, Jay Kuo & Lorenzo Thione
Music and Lyrics by Jay Kuo
Directed by Paul Daigneault
Music Direction by Matthew Stern
Choreography by Ilyse Robbins

"This play touches many emotions. There was hardly a dry eye in the house at the end." – Boxing Over Broadway

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The Wiz

06-24-2018

Presented by Lyric Stage Company at Lyric Stage Company, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 20 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 23 @ 2:00 pm Wed, May 23 @ 7:30 pm + 30 more dates and times

Thu, May 24 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 25 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 26 @ 3:00 pm Sat, May 26 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 27 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 30 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 31 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 01 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 02 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 02 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 03 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jun 06 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jun 06 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 07 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 08 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 09 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 09 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 17 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

A soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum's beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz combines fairy-tale glamour with street smarts to make a classic fantasy relevant for today. And the Lyric Stage directors and choreographer will bring a bit of...

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A soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum's beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz combines fairy-tale glamour with street smarts to make a classic fantasy relevant for today. And the Lyric Stage directors and choreographer will bring a bit of New Orleans Creole magic to this production! Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, The Wiz ingeniously mixes rock, gospel, soul, and jazz, and features hits like "Ease on Down the Road," "A Brand New Day," and "Home."

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Directed by Dawn M. Simmons
Music Direction by Allyssa Jones
Choreography by Jean Appolon

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

07-01-2018

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 31 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 01 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 02 @ 3:00 pm + 26 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 02 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 03 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 04 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 07 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 08 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 09 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 09 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 01 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

France, before the revolution. Two decadent, aristocratic ex-lovers conspire in drawing rooms and boudoirs, swooping down on the innocent and naïve, and playfully keeping score of their depravity with delicious ribald wit. Lee Mikeska Gardner...

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France, before the revolution. Two decadent, aristocratic ex-lovers conspire in drawing rooms and boudoirs, swooping down on the innocent and naïve, and playfully keeping score of their depravity with delicious ribald wit. Lee Mikeska Gardner helmed the play in Washington DC with an all-male cast. Bringing that concept to The Nora, notions of gender politics are skewed with the sexual, amoral, manipulative game envisioned through new eyes. Money, mayhem and men – see why Gardner’s production was hailed as "Gutsy… groundbreaking theater" by DCist.

by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner

Content warning: Full nudity. Sexual content. Suggested for ages 18+.

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The Women Who Mapped the Stars

05-20-2018

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 20 @ 2:00 pm

Late 1800s, Harvard College Observatory. "Computers" – women employed for half a man’s salary to analyze astronomic data — show us that the universe is larger than we ever dreamed. The thrilling story of five women who changed the way...

[more+]

Late 1800s, Harvard College Observatory. "Computers" – women employed for half a man’s salary to analyze astronomic data — show us that the universe is larger than we ever dreamed. The thrilling story of five women who changed the way astronomers saw the universe – from scientist to scientist and generation to generation. The Women Who Mapped the Stars, a world premiere by Joyce Van Dyke, is the untold story of brave women in science who paved the way for previously impossible advances in astronomy.

by Joyce Van Dyke
Directed by Jessica Ernst

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Tags:  NAAC Boston

Allegiance

06-02-2018

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 20 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 23 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 24 @ 7:30 pm + 10 more dates and times

Fri, May 25 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 26 @ 4:00 pm Sat, May 26 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 27 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 30 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 31 @ 2:00 pm Thu, May 31 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 01 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 02 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Jun 02 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

Inspired by the true childhood experience of TV/film actor and social media icon George Takei (Mr. Sulu on Star Trek), Allegiance tells the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are...

[more+]

Inspired by the true childhood experience of TV/film actor and social media icon George Takei (Mr. Sulu on Star Trek), Allegiance tells the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events at Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but sister Kei fiercely protests the government's treatment of her people. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. SpeakEasy Stage is proud to breathe new life into Allegiance by presenting the East Coast regional premiere of an intimate version of this important musical.

Book by Mark Acito, Jay Kuo & Lorenzo Thione
Music and Lyrics by Jay Kuo
Directed by Paul Daigneault
Music Direction by Matthew Stern
Choreography by Ilyse Robbins

"This play touches many emotions. There was hardly a dry eye in the house at the end." – Boxing Over Broadway

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Tags:  NAAC Boston

The Wiz

06-24-2018

Presented by Lyric Stage Company at Lyric Stage Company, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 20 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 23 @ 2:00 pm Wed, May 23 @ 7:30 pm + 30 more dates and times

Thu, May 24 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 25 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 26 @ 3:00 pm Sat, May 26 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 27 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 30 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 31 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 01 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 02 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 02 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 03 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jun 06 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jun 06 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 07 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 08 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 09 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 09 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 17 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

A soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum's beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz combines fairy-tale glamour with street smarts to make a classic fantasy relevant for today. And the Lyric Stage directors and choreographer will bring a bit of...

[more+]

A soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum's beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz combines fairy-tale glamour with street smarts to make a classic fantasy relevant for today. And the Lyric Stage directors and choreographer will bring a bit of New Orleans Creole magic to this production! Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, The Wiz ingeniously mixes rock, gospel, soul, and jazz, and features hits like "Ease on Down the Road," "A Brand New Day," and "Home."

Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Directed by Dawn M. Simmons
Music Direction by Allyssa Jones
Choreography by Jean Appolon

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Tags:  NAAC Boston

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

07-01-2018

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 31 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 01 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 02 @ 3:00 pm + 26 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 02 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 03 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 04 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 07 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 08 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 09 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 09 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 01 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

France, before the revolution. Two decadent, aristocratic ex-lovers conspire in drawing rooms and boudoirs, swooping down on the innocent and naïve, and playfully keeping score of their depravity with delicious ribald wit. Lee Mikeska Gardner...

[more+]

France, before the revolution. Two decadent, aristocratic ex-lovers conspire in drawing rooms and boudoirs, swooping down on the innocent and naïve, and playfully keeping score of their depravity with delicious ribald wit. Lee Mikeska Gardner helmed the play in Washington DC with an all-male cast. Bringing that concept to The Nora, notions of gender politics are skewed with the sexual, amoral, manipulative game envisioned through new eyes. Money, mayhem and men – see why Gardner’s production was hailed as "Gutsy… groundbreaking theater" by DCist.

by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner

Content warning: Full nudity. Sexual content. Suggested for ages 18+.

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Tags:  NAAC Boston

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