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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WET: A DACAmented Journey

11-25-2018

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Emerson Paramount Center Jackie Liebergott Black B..., Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm + 4 more dates and times

Sat, Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

WET: A DACAmented Journey is a true story of what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except one: on paper. Written and performed by Alex Alpharaoh—an award-winning actor, director, spoken word artist and teaching artist—who...

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WET: A DACAmented Journey is a true story of what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except one: on paper. Written and performed by Alex Alpharaoh—an award-winning actor, director, spoken word artist and teaching artist—who knows firsthand the emotional and psychological hardship of this unending process; he risks his own freedom to share his story in this nationwide tour. WET rockets between hilarity and heartbreak to capture one man’s relentless journey toward becoming a documented citizen.

"Some actors get stage fright before a show. Alex Alpharaoh gets life fright. As an undocumented adult, he's aware of taking a risk every time he performs his autobiographically inspired one-man show." – Dallas News

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Man in the Ring

12-22-2018

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Virginia Wimberly ..., Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm + 34 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 02 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 04 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Dec 05 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 05 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 06 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 07 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 09 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

Man in the Ring is the colorful and complex true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith and the fight that would haunt him forever. Imbued with the warmth of Griffith’s character and the joyful music of his childhood...

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Man in the Ring is the colorful and complex true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith and the fight that would haunt him forever. Imbued with the warmth of Griffith’s character and the joyful music of his childhood home, Man in the Ring chronicles his life story, from his humble beginnings in the Virgin Islands to his passionate love affairs and the tragedy that changed his life. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Michael Cristofer’s epic new play, directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (RentDear Evan Hansen), packs a powerful punch with its message of love and redemption.

by Michael Cristofer
Directed by Michael Greif

"A KNOCKOUT! Fierce, poetic, and profound. Ready for Broadway!" — Chicago Sun Times

 

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A Christmas Carol at Central Square Theater

12-30-2018

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm + 26 more dates and times

Sat, Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 02 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Dec 03 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 07 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 09 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 29 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Central Square Theater's own version of Charles Dickens’ tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge returns! Venture into Victorian London – and the London of today – to delight in puppetry, live music, rousing dancing, and intimate...

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Central Square Theater's own version of Charles Dickens’ tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge returns! Venture into Victorian London – and the London of today – to delight in puppetry, live music, rousing dancing, and intimate storytelling. Become engulfed in the sights, sounds, and scents of the holiday. It's a celebration of generosity, compassion, and personal transformation that will leave your heart overflowing with good cheer.

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Introduction to Soft Sculpture Marionettes

12-17-2018

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm Mon, Dec 03 @ 6:30 pm Mon, Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Mon, Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

FOUR SESSIONS:
Mondays, November 26-December 17 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Learn how to transform fabric-body figures into expressive marionettes in this unique hands-on class. Participants will try out a wide variety of professionally crafted marionettes...

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FOUR SESSIONS:
Mondays, November 26-December 17 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Learn how to transform fabric-body figures into expressive marionettes in this unique hands-on class. Participants will try out a wide variety of professionally crafted marionettes and learn the connections between structure, movement, strings, balance, and controls. Then, starting with a basic bi-pedal figure, we will conduct "puppet surgeries” to craft fabric joints and adapt body structures to achieve desired movements and expressive gestures. We'll also learn strategies for customizing characters with facial features, accessories, and costume elements. Finally, we'll practice the basics of character animation with performance exercises and a marionette obstacle course. A great class for tinkerers of all kinds, from toy collectors to engineers.

For adults and teens 16+. This is an introductory class: no previous experience is required. All materials will be provided by the instructor.

 

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Breath & Imagination

12-23-2018

Presented by Lyric Stage Company at Lyric Stage Company, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 8:00 pm + 21 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 02 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Dec 05 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 05 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 06 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 07 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 09 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

Before there was Marian Anderson, there was Roland Hayes – one of the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalists. Breath & Imagination is a play with music that chronicles the amazing journey of this pioneer from the plantation...

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Before there was Marian Anderson, there was Roland Hayes – one of the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalists. Breath & Imagination is a play with music that chronicles the amazing journey of this pioneer from the plantation in Georgia to singing before kings and queens in Europe. At the heart of the story is Roland’s loving, complex relationship with his mother – his Angel Mo’. Employing spirituals and classical music, Breath & Imagination is an inspirational exploration of one man’s determination to be an artist despite seemingly insurmountable odds.

A musical by Daniel Beaty
Directed by Maurice Emmanuel Parent

 

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Barber Shop Chronicles

01-05-2019

Presented by American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Dec 05 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 06 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 07 @ 7:30 pm + 33 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 08 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 09 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 09 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 26 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 28 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 29 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Dec 31 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Dec 31 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jan 02 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jan 03 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jan 04 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 05 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jan 05 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

Newsroom and political platform, confession box and stadium—for generations, barber shops have been places where African men gather to discuss the world. Leaping from London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, and Accra, Inua...

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Newsroom and political platform, confession box and stadium—for generations, barber shops have been places where African men gather to discuss the world. Leaping from London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, and Accra, Inua Ellams' dynamic new play traces the global ties between these spaces where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling. Barber Shop Chronicles arrives in Cambridge as part of its US premiere tour following critically acclaimed runs at London’s National Theatre and the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

By Inua Ellams
Directed by Bijan Sheibani
A Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production

 

 

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Soweto Gospel Choir, Songs of the Free

12-07-2018

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 07 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston, the spectacular and vibrant two-time Grammy-award winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Boston with Songs of the Free, a very special program celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela....

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Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston, the spectacular and vibrant two-time Grammy-award winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Boston with Songs of the Free, a very special program celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. Songs of the Free will include South African classics as well as freedom songs and gospel music much loved by Mandela, in front of whom the choir had the privilege of performing multiple times. Soweto Gospel Choir has performed to sell-out crowds at concert halls around the world and alongside superstars including Bono, Queen, Celine Dion, John Legend, Peter Gabriel, Josh Groban, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Wonder. Be uplifted!

Program and ticket prices are subject to change.

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Langston Hughes' Black Nativity

12-23-2018

Presented by National Center of Afro-American Artists at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 07 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 3:30 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 8:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 09 @ 3:30 pm Fri, Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 3:30 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 3:30 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 23 @ 3:30 pm - less dates and times

The National Center of Afro-American Artists is pleased to present its 48th season of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity, a gospel telling of the Christmas story. A highly energetic song-play narrated in black vernacular speech, the production...

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The National Center of Afro-American Artists is pleased to present its 48th season of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity, a gospel telling of the Christmas story. A highly energetic song-play narrated in black vernacular speech, the production features a dramatic pas de deux performed to African drums in which the dancing Mary delivers the newly born Christ Child to a mesmerized audience. You will be swept away by the cast of more than 50 joy-filled children, men, and women lifting their voices in glee.

The National Center of Afro-American Artists offers Black Nativity as a gift from the Boston Black Community to men and women of "good will" of all cultures and traditions.

Run time is 90 minutes with no intermission

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Berklee Indian Ensemble: Untold Stories

12-15-2018

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm

Melding Indian music in all its forms with spoken word, poetry and visuals, the Berklee Indian Ensemble brings together unheard voices to tell their stories.

Our modern world connects us to so much information. Yet, we remain disconnected to...

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Melding Indian music in all its forms with spoken word, poetry and visuals, the Berklee Indian Ensemble brings together unheard voices to tell their stories.

Our modern world connects us to so much information. Yet, we remain disconnected to each other.

There is so much in front of us that we can’t or don’t see. We listen to so much, but hear so little. So much we know, yet don’t understand.

We believe stories exist to teach and guide us. To shock us out of our passivity, to awaken us out of inertia, to remind us of the courage we have inside us, and to help us ask “Why" - There are thousands of stories that need to be told. So many that have been forgotten. And myriad that could inspire us if we only knew about them.

The Berklee Indian Ensemble is world-renowned through their live performances globally, and viral music videos, which have received more than 98 million views till date. Since 2011, over 700 musicians representing 49 countries have collaborated in what is now, one of the largest and most diverse collectives at Berklee.

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Urban Nutcracker

12-30-2018

Presented by Tony Williams Dance Center at Shubert Theatre, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 22 @ 5:30 pm Sun, Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 23 @ 5:30 pm Wed, Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 29 @ 5:30 pm Sun, Dec 30 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

A true Boston story, local dance legend Tony Williams reimagined the classic holiday tale to become a Boston inner-city story with a neon-buzz, blending the rhythms of Duke Ellington with the classical music of Tchaikovsky. Annually, 150...

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A true Boston story, local dance legend Tony Williams reimagined the classic holiday tale to become a Boston inner-city story with a neon-buzz, blending the rhythms of Duke Ellington with the classical music of Tchaikovsky. Annually, 150 performers – including professional ballet dancers – take the stage to showcase a broad diversity of dance forms celebrating multicultural Boston. Join heroine Clarice as she explores iconic Boston scenes such as Make Way for Ducklings, Top of the Hub, Chinatown, and the Boston Public Garden. The delightful story continues by following the magical journey of Clarice and her Nutcracker guide through classical ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, flamenco, and more.

"You really don’t get more "original" than Williams’ version of The Nutcracker that features people who reflect the increasingly diverse neighborhoods of Boston and, frankly, many other metro areas in the United States." — The Boston Globe

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Asere! Fiesta Cubana

01-31-2019

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

Back by popular demand, this high-energy group is a joyous celebration of Cuban music and dance styles.

The Havana Cuba All-Stars are some of Cuba’s greatest musicians. With rhythms and melodies from the cha cha to the rumba, from “Son...

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Back by popular demand, this high-energy group is a joyous celebration of Cuban music and dance styles.

The Havana Cuba All-Stars are some of Cuba’s greatest musicians. With rhythms and melodies from the cha cha to the rumba, from “Son Cubano” style to the salsa, the All-Stars will showcase a wide variety of Cuban beats. The group is inspired by and dedicated to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music through a fresh, contemporary lens.

In their upcoming “Asere”—or “Friendship”—tour, the All-Stars will be 

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Freedom Trail African-American Patriots Tour

02-24-2019

Presented by Freedom Trail Foundation at Boston Common, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 02 @ 12:45 pm Sun, Feb 03 @ 12:45 pm Sat, Feb 09 @ 12:45 pm + 5 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 10 @ 12:45 pm Sat, Feb 16 @ 12:45 pm Sun, Feb 17 @ 12:45 pm Sat, Feb 23 @ 12:45 pm Sun, Feb 24 @ 12:45 pm - less dates and times

Walk the Freedom Trail and explore the heroism of black Bostonians during the American Revolution. Led by 18th-century costumed guides, this tour celebrates brave patriots like Crispus Attucks, Phillis Wheatley, Prince Hall, Peter Salem, and...

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Walk the Freedom Trail and explore the heroism of black Bostonians during the American Revolution. Led by 18th-century costumed guides, this tour celebrates brave patriots like Crispus Attucks, Phillis Wheatley, Prince Hall, Peter Salem, and others.

The 90-minute African-American Patriots Tour departs from the Boston Common Visitor Information Center, Saturdays and Sundays, in February, at 12:45 pm.

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American Moor

04-21-2019

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm + 10 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

As an African-American actor auditions for Othello he is met with four hundred years of prejudice, racism and privilege while negotiating with a young, white director who presumes to understand, and ultimately dictate, how to portray the...

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As an African-American actor auditions for Othello he is met with four hundred years of prejudice, racism and privilege while negotiating with a young, white director who presumes to understand, and ultimately dictate, how to portray the character. American Moor challenges the capacity of theatre to fulfill the human longing to be fully visible and embraced; it's a powerful show that poses the question "who gets to perform Shakespeare?" while exploring the inequities of life as a black actor and life as a black man. Keith Hamilton Cobb’s stunning, tour-de-force solo performance returns to Boston after its award-winning 2017 run.

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black odyssey

05-19-2019

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm + 20 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 02 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 3:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 05 @ 2:00 pm Wed, May 08 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 09 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 10 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 3:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 12 @ 2:00 pm Wed, May 15 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 16 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 17 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 18 @ 3:30 pm Sat, May 18 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 19 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Ulysses Lincoln, a Gulf War veteran lost at sea and presumed dead, fights to find his way back home to his wife and son. The meddlesome Gods, Great Grand Daddy Deus and Great Grand Paw Sidin, have other plans in mind as they battle for control of...

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Ulysses Lincoln, a Gulf War veteran lost at sea and presumed dead, fights to find his way back home to his wife and son. The meddlesome Gods, Great Grand Daddy Deus and Great Grand Paw Sidin, have other plans in mind as they battle for control of Ulysses’ fate. Presented in October 2017 in the God’s Closet Reading Series by The Front Porch Arts Collective, black odyssey melds together Greek mythology, African-American oral history, and music in this visionary new take on Homer’s classic tale.

by Marcus Gardley
Directed by Benny Sato Ambush

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/peh-LO-tah/

05-05-2019

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 01 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 02 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 03 @ 8:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, May 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 05 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Poet-performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s love of soccer is a heritage story. As a child of Haitian immigrants, the blissful freedom of the soccer field represented the race toward the American dream. Using spoken word and fútbol-inspired...

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Poet-performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s love of soccer is a heritage story. As a child of Haitian immigrants, the blissful freedom of the soccer field represented the race toward the American dream. Using spoken word and fútbol-inspired choreography, /peh-LO-tah/ travels from the pickup games in rural Haiti to the World Cup stadiums of Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg, all while combating the discrepancies of a game that promises freedom yet suffers from racial inequities. An exploration of childhood fantasies and global realities, /peh-LO-tah/ is a multi-disciplinary performance set to sounds of hip hop and samba that celebrates the joy of soccer as perhaps the only game the entire world can agree to play together.

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School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play

05-25-2019

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Roberts Studio The..., Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 4:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 8:00 pm + 18 more dates and times

Sun, May 05 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 08 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 09 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 10 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 4:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 12 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 15 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 16 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 17 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 18 @ 4:00 pm Sat, May 18 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 19 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 22 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 23 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 24 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 25 @ 4:00 pm Sat, May 25 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

Paulina's reign as the haughty 'queen bee' at Ghana's exclusive boarding school may be over when Ericka, the daughter of a local cocoa tycoon, transfers in from Ohio for her senior year. Throwing unsparing light on questions of ambition, deceit,...

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Paulina's reign as the haughty 'queen bee' at Ghana's exclusive boarding school may be over when Ericka, the daughter of a local cocoa tycoon, transfers in from Ohio for her senior year. Throwing unsparing light on questions of ambition, deceit, and the ultimate value of a fair-skinned complexion, this biting comedy by Jocelyn Bioh reinvents the American "Mean Girl" genre to explore the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage women across the globe.

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See You Yesterday

05-19-2019

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 16 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 17 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 18 @ 2:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, May 18 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 19 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Nineteen Cambodian circus performers utilize their extraordinary physical skills to travel back in time and shatter a legacy of silence. Created by second-generation survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide, See You Yesterday is a visually stunning...

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Nineteen Cambodian circus performers utilize their extraordinary physical skills to travel back in time and shatter a legacy of silence. Created by second-generation survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide, See You Yesterday is a visually stunning U.S. premiere that explores the fragmented narratives these young artists have inherited from their parents and grandparents. As the performers unpack the long shadow of a genocidal regime, they transform isolated memories into a shared story of hope and courage.

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Cloud 9

06-30-2019

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 06 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 07 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 08 @ 3:00 pm + 20 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 08 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 09 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Victorian repression clashes with liberal expression. Cloud 9 follows a British family from colonial Africa to contemporary London through unexpected trysts, gender swaps, role reversals, and power plays. This provocative, exuberant,...

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Victorian repression clashes with liberal expression. Cloud 9 follows a British family from colonial Africa to contemporary London through unexpected trysts, gender swaps, role reversals, and power plays. This provocative, exuberant, time-shifting comedy is both a parody and spoof of the ever-changing world of sexual politics. Caryl Churchill, lauded with "creating a new theatrical language," was recently recognized by The Guardian as "now sharing with Tom Stoppard the title of Britain’s most significant living dramatist."

by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner

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WET: A DACAmented Journey

11-25-2018

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Emerson Paramount Center Jackie Liebergott Black B..., Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm + 4 more dates and times

Sat, Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

WET: A DACAmented Journey is a true story of what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except one: on paper. Written and performed by Alex Alpharaoh—an award-winning actor, director, spoken word artist and teaching artist—who...

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WET: A DACAmented Journey is a true story of what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except one: on paper. Written and performed by Alex Alpharaoh—an award-winning actor, director, spoken word artist and teaching artist—who knows firsthand the emotional and psychological hardship of this unending process; he risks his own freedom to share his story in this nationwide tour. WET rockets between hilarity and heartbreak to capture one man’s relentless journey toward becoming a documented citizen.

"Some actors get stage fright before a show. Alex Alpharaoh gets life fright. As an undocumented adult, he's aware of taking a risk every time he performs his autobiographically inspired one-man show." – Dallas News

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Man in the Ring

12-22-2018

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Virginia Wimberly ..., Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm + 34 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 02 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 04 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Dec 05 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 05 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 06 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 07 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 09 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

Man in the Ring is the colorful and complex true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith and the fight that would haunt him forever. Imbued with the warmth of Griffith’s character and the joyful music of his childhood...

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Man in the Ring is the colorful and complex true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith and the fight that would haunt him forever. Imbued with the warmth of Griffith’s character and the joyful music of his childhood home, Man in the Ring chronicles his life story, from his humble beginnings in the Virgin Islands to his passionate love affairs and the tragedy that changed his life. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Michael Cristofer’s epic new play, directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (RentDear Evan Hansen), packs a powerful punch with its message of love and redemption.

by Michael Cristofer
Directed by Michael Greif

"A KNOCKOUT! Fierce, poetic, and profound. Ready for Broadway!" — Chicago Sun Times

 

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A Christmas Carol at Central Square Theater

12-30-2018

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm + 26 more dates and times

Sat, Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 02 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Dec 03 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 07 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 09 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 29 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Central Square Theater's own version of Charles Dickens’ tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge returns! Venture into Victorian London – and the London of today – to delight in puppetry, live music, rousing dancing, and intimate...

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Central Square Theater's own version of Charles Dickens’ tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge returns! Venture into Victorian London – and the London of today – to delight in puppetry, live music, rousing dancing, and intimate storytelling. Become engulfed in the sights, sounds, and scents of the holiday. It's a celebration of generosity, compassion, and personal transformation that will leave your heart overflowing with good cheer.

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Introduction to Soft Sculpture Marionettes

12-17-2018

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm Mon, Dec 03 @ 6:30 pm Mon, Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Mon, Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

FOUR SESSIONS:
Mondays, November 26-December 17 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Learn how to transform fabric-body figures into expressive marionettes in this unique hands-on class. Participants will try out a wide variety of professionally crafted marionettes...

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FOUR SESSIONS:
Mondays, November 26-December 17 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Learn how to transform fabric-body figures into expressive marionettes in this unique hands-on class. Participants will try out a wide variety of professionally crafted marionettes and learn the connections between structure, movement, strings, balance, and controls. Then, starting with a basic bi-pedal figure, we will conduct "puppet surgeries” to craft fabric joints and adapt body structures to achieve desired movements and expressive gestures. We'll also learn strategies for customizing characters with facial features, accessories, and costume elements. Finally, we'll practice the basics of character animation with performance exercises and a marionette obstacle course. A great class for tinkerers of all kinds, from toy collectors to engineers.

For adults and teens 16+. This is an introductory class: no previous experience is required. All materials will be provided by the instructor.

 

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Breath & Imagination

12-23-2018

Presented by Lyric Stage Company at Lyric Stage Company, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 8:00 pm + 21 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 02 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Dec 05 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 05 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 06 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 07 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 09 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

Before there was Marian Anderson, there was Roland Hayes – one of the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalists. Breath & Imagination is a play with music that chronicles the amazing journey of this pioneer from the plantation...

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Before there was Marian Anderson, there was Roland Hayes – one of the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalists. Breath & Imagination is a play with music that chronicles the amazing journey of this pioneer from the plantation in Georgia to singing before kings and queens in Europe. At the heart of the story is Roland’s loving, complex relationship with his mother – his Angel Mo’. Employing spirituals and classical music, Breath & Imagination is an inspirational exploration of one man’s determination to be an artist despite seemingly insurmountable odds.

A musical by Daniel Beaty
Directed by Maurice Emmanuel Parent

 

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Barber Shop Chronicles

01-05-2019

Presented by American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Dec 05 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 06 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 07 @ 7:30 pm + 33 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 08 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 09 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 09 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 26 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 28 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 29 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Dec 31 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Dec 31 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jan 02 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jan 03 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jan 04 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 05 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jan 05 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

Newsroom and political platform, confession box and stadium—for generations, barber shops have been places where African men gather to discuss the world. Leaping from London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, and Accra, Inua...

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Newsroom and political platform, confession box and stadium—for generations, barber shops have been places where African men gather to discuss the world. Leaping from London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, and Accra, Inua Ellams' dynamic new play traces the global ties between these spaces where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling. Barber Shop Chronicles arrives in Cambridge as part of its US premiere tour following critically acclaimed runs at London’s National Theatre and the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

By Inua Ellams
Directed by Bijan Sheibani
A Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production

 

 

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Soweto Gospel Choir, Songs of the Free

12-07-2018

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 07 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston, the spectacular and vibrant two-time Grammy-award winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Boston with Songs of the Free, a very special program celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela....

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Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston, the spectacular and vibrant two-time Grammy-award winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Boston with Songs of the Free, a very special program celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. Songs of the Free will include South African classics as well as freedom songs and gospel music much loved by Mandela, in front of whom the choir had the privilege of performing multiple times. Soweto Gospel Choir has performed to sell-out crowds at concert halls around the world and alongside superstars including Bono, Queen, Celine Dion, John Legend, Peter Gabriel, Josh Groban, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Wonder. Be uplifted!

Program and ticket prices are subject to change.

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Langston Hughes' Black Nativity

12-23-2018

Presented by National Center of Afro-American Artists at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 07 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 3:30 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 8:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 09 @ 3:30 pm Fri, Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 3:30 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 3:30 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 23 @ 3:30 pm - less dates and times

The National Center of Afro-American Artists is pleased to present its 48th season of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity, a gospel telling of the Christmas story. A highly energetic song-play narrated in black vernacular speech, the production...

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The National Center of Afro-American Artists is pleased to present its 48th season of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity, a gospel telling of the Christmas story. A highly energetic song-play narrated in black vernacular speech, the production features a dramatic pas de deux performed to African drums in which the dancing Mary delivers the newly born Christ Child to a mesmerized audience. You will be swept away by the cast of more than 50 joy-filled children, men, and women lifting their voices in glee.

The National Center of Afro-American Artists offers Black Nativity as a gift from the Boston Black Community to men and women of "good will" of all cultures and traditions.

Run time is 90 minutes with no intermission

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Berklee Indian Ensemble: Untold Stories

12-15-2018

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm

Melding Indian music in all its forms with spoken word, poetry and visuals, the Berklee Indian Ensemble brings together unheard voices to tell their stories.

Our modern world connects us to so much information. Yet, we remain disconnected to...

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Melding Indian music in all its forms with spoken word, poetry and visuals, the Berklee Indian Ensemble brings together unheard voices to tell their stories.

Our modern world connects us to so much information. Yet, we remain disconnected to each other.

There is so much in front of us that we can’t or don’t see. We listen to so much, but hear so little. So much we know, yet don’t understand.

We believe stories exist to teach and guide us. To shock us out of our passivity, to awaken us out of inertia, to remind us of the courage we have inside us, and to help us ask “Why" - There are thousands of stories that need to be told. So many that have been forgotten. And myriad that could inspire us if we only knew about them.

The Berklee Indian Ensemble is world-renowned through their live performances globally, and viral music videos, which have received more than 98 million views till date. Since 2011, over 700 musicians representing 49 countries have collaborated in what is now, one of the largest and most diverse collectives at Berklee.

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Urban Nutcracker

12-30-2018

Presented by Tony Williams Dance Center at Shubert Theatre, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 22 @ 5:30 pm Sun, Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 23 @ 5:30 pm Wed, Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 29 @ 5:30 pm Sun, Dec 30 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

A true Boston story, local dance legend Tony Williams reimagined the classic holiday tale to become a Boston inner-city story with a neon-buzz, blending the rhythms of Duke Ellington with the classical music of Tchaikovsky. Annually, 150...

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A true Boston story, local dance legend Tony Williams reimagined the classic holiday tale to become a Boston inner-city story with a neon-buzz, blending the rhythms of Duke Ellington with the classical music of Tchaikovsky. Annually, 150 performers – including professional ballet dancers – take the stage to showcase a broad diversity of dance forms celebrating multicultural Boston. Join heroine Clarice as she explores iconic Boston scenes such as Make Way for Ducklings, Top of the Hub, Chinatown, and the Boston Public Garden. The delightful story continues by following the magical journey of Clarice and her Nutcracker guide through classical ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, flamenco, and more.

"You really don’t get more "original" than Williams’ version of The Nutcracker that features people who reflect the increasingly diverse neighborhoods of Boston and, frankly, many other metro areas in the United States." — The Boston Globe

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Asere! Fiesta Cubana

01-31-2019

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

Back by popular demand, this high-energy group is a joyous celebration of Cuban music and dance styles.

The Havana Cuba All-Stars are some of Cuba’s greatest musicians. With rhythms and melodies from the cha cha to the rumba, from “Son...

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Back by popular demand, this high-energy group is a joyous celebration of Cuban music and dance styles.

The Havana Cuba All-Stars are some of Cuba’s greatest musicians. With rhythms and melodies from the cha cha to the rumba, from “Son Cubano” style to the salsa, the All-Stars will showcase a wide variety of Cuban beats. The group is inspired by and dedicated to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music through a fresh, contemporary lens.

In their upcoming “Asere”—or “Friendship”—tour, the All-Stars will be 

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Freedom Trail African-American Patriots Tour

02-24-2019

Presented by Freedom Trail Foundation at Boston Common, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 02 @ 12:45 pm Sun, Feb 03 @ 12:45 pm Sat, Feb 09 @ 12:45 pm + 5 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 10 @ 12:45 pm Sat, Feb 16 @ 12:45 pm Sun, Feb 17 @ 12:45 pm Sat, Feb 23 @ 12:45 pm Sun, Feb 24 @ 12:45 pm - less dates and times

Walk the Freedom Trail and explore the heroism of black Bostonians during the American Revolution. Led by 18th-century costumed guides, this tour celebrates brave patriots like Crispus Attucks, Phillis Wheatley, Prince Hall, Peter Salem, and...

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Walk the Freedom Trail and explore the heroism of black Bostonians during the American Revolution. Led by 18th-century costumed guides, this tour celebrates brave patriots like Crispus Attucks, Phillis Wheatley, Prince Hall, Peter Salem, and others.

The 90-minute African-American Patriots Tour departs from the Boston Common Visitor Information Center, Saturdays and Sundays, in February, at 12:45 pm.

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American Moor

04-21-2019

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm + 10 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

As an African-American actor auditions for Othello he is met with four hundred years of prejudice, racism and privilege while negotiating with a young, white director who presumes to understand, and ultimately dictate, how to portray the...

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As an African-American actor auditions for Othello he is met with four hundred years of prejudice, racism and privilege while negotiating with a young, white director who presumes to understand, and ultimately dictate, how to portray the character. American Moor challenges the capacity of theatre to fulfill the human longing to be fully visible and embraced; it's a powerful show that poses the question "who gets to perform Shakespeare?" while exploring the inequities of life as a black actor and life as a black man. Keith Hamilton Cobb’s stunning, tour-de-force solo performance returns to Boston after its award-winning 2017 run.

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black odyssey

05-19-2019

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm + 20 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 02 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 3:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 05 @ 2:00 pm Wed, May 08 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 09 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 10 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 3:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 12 @ 2:00 pm Wed, May 15 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 16 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 17 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 18 @ 3:30 pm Sat, May 18 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 19 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Ulysses Lincoln, a Gulf War veteran lost at sea and presumed dead, fights to find his way back home to his wife and son. The meddlesome Gods, Great Grand Daddy Deus and Great Grand Paw Sidin, have other plans in mind as they battle for control of...

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Ulysses Lincoln, a Gulf War veteran lost at sea and presumed dead, fights to find his way back home to his wife and son. The meddlesome Gods, Great Grand Daddy Deus and Great Grand Paw Sidin, have other plans in mind as they battle for control of Ulysses’ fate. Presented in October 2017 in the God’s Closet Reading Series by The Front Porch Arts Collective, black odyssey melds together Greek mythology, African-American oral history, and music in this visionary new take on Homer’s classic tale.

by Marcus Gardley
Directed by Benny Sato Ambush

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/peh-LO-tah/

05-05-2019

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 01 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 02 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 03 @ 8:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, May 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 05 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Poet-performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s love of soccer is a heritage story. As a child of Haitian immigrants, the blissful freedom of the soccer field represented the race toward the American dream. Using spoken word and fútbol-inspired...

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Poet-performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s love of soccer is a heritage story. As a child of Haitian immigrants, the blissful freedom of the soccer field represented the race toward the American dream. Using spoken word and fútbol-inspired choreography, /peh-LO-tah/ travels from the pickup games in rural Haiti to the World Cup stadiums of Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg, all while combating the discrepancies of a game that promises freedom yet suffers from racial inequities. An exploration of childhood fantasies and global realities, /peh-LO-tah/ is a multi-disciplinary performance set to sounds of hip hop and samba that celebrates the joy of soccer as perhaps the only game the entire world can agree to play together.

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School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play

05-25-2019

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Roberts Studio The..., Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 4:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 8:00 pm + 18 more dates and times

Sun, May 05 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 08 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 09 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 10 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 4:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 12 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 15 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 16 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 17 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 18 @ 4:00 pm Sat, May 18 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 19 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 22 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 23 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 24 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 25 @ 4:00 pm Sat, May 25 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

Paulina's reign as the haughty 'queen bee' at Ghana's exclusive boarding school may be over when Ericka, the daughter of a local cocoa tycoon, transfers in from Ohio for her senior year. Throwing unsparing light on questions of ambition, deceit,...

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Paulina's reign as the haughty 'queen bee' at Ghana's exclusive boarding school may be over when Ericka, the daughter of a local cocoa tycoon, transfers in from Ohio for her senior year. Throwing unsparing light on questions of ambition, deceit, and the ultimate value of a fair-skinned complexion, this biting comedy by Jocelyn Bioh reinvents the American "Mean Girl" genre to explore the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage women across the globe.

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See You Yesterday

05-19-2019

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 16 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 17 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 18 @ 2:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

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Nineteen Cambodian circus performers utilize their extraordinary physical skills to travel back in time and shatter a legacy of silence. Created by second-generation survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide, See You Yesterday is a visually stunning...

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Nineteen Cambodian circus performers utilize their extraordinary physical skills to travel back in time and shatter a legacy of silence. Created by second-generation survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide, See You Yesterday is a visually stunning U.S. premiere that explores the fragmented narratives these young artists have inherited from their parents and grandparents. As the performers unpack the long shadow of a genocidal regime, they transform isolated memories into a shared story of hope and courage.

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Cloud 9

06-30-2019

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 06 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 07 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 08 @ 3:00 pm + 20 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 08 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 09 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Victorian repression clashes with liberal expression. Cloud 9 follows a British family from colonial Africa to contemporary London through unexpected trysts, gender swaps, role reversals, and power plays. This provocative, exuberant,...

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Victorian repression clashes with liberal expression. Cloud 9 follows a British family from colonial Africa to contemporary London through unexpected trysts, gender swaps, role reversals, and power plays. This provocative, exuberant, time-shifting comedy is both a parody and spoof of the ever-changing world of sexual politics. Caryl Churchill, lauded with "creating a new theatrical language," was recently recognized by The Guardian as "now sharing with Tom Stoppard the title of Britain’s most significant living dramatist."

by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner

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