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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Immigration Nation

07-29-2017

Presented by Urbano Project at Urbano Project, Jamaica Plain
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jun 24 @ 10:00 am + 30 more dates and times

Mon, Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 01 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 03 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jul 04 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 05 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 06 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 07 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 08 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 15 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Immigration Nation is a community art project created by Dorchester artist Nora Valdez in collaboration with community members and artists that use suitcases as a vehicle to tell the story of individual immigrant journeys. Each suitcase will be... [more+]
Immigration Nation is a community art project created by Dorchester artist Nora Valdez in collaboration with community members and artists that use suitcases as a vehicle to tell the story of individual immigrant journeys. Each suitcase will be transformed into a work of art that celebrates individual stories and represents a collective American experience. [less-]
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Ripcord

07-02-2017

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Virginia Wimberly ..., Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm + 11 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jul 01 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 01 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 02 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jul 02 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in assisted living with endlessly chipper Marilyn, the two women make a seemingly harmless bet that quickly escalates into a dangerous and hilarious game of one-upmanship, revealing hidden truths... [more+]
When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in assisted living with endlessly chipper Marilyn, the two women make a seemingly harmless bet that quickly escalates into a dangerous and hilarious game of one-upmanship, revealing hidden truths that neither wants exposed. Ripcord is a deliciously inappropriate new comedy from Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Good People). [less-]
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Bill Lowe presents Pieces of CANE: KABNIS!

06-25-2017

Presented by Hibernian Hall at Hibernian Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm
This 21st century adaptation of Jean Toomer’s Harlem Renaissance masterpiece, CANE, set in rural Georgia during the 1920s, is presented as a drama with music, movement and video. Directed by Jacqui Parker, with a cast of 10, this Hibernian Hall... [more+]
This 21st century adaptation of Jean Toomer’s Harlem Renaissance masterpiece, CANE, set in rural Georgia during the 1920s, is presented as a drama with music, movement and video. Directed by Jacqui Parker, with a cast of 10, this Hibernian Hall premiere features text by Jean Toomer, and music by Bill Lowe (pictured) and the Signifyin’ Natives Ensemble. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Roxbury International Film Festival: Street Scenes 15 & I Know A Man...Ashley Bryan

06-27-2017

Presented by Roxbury International Film Festival at Hibernian Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm
Street Scenes 15 Directed by Robert Lamothe Street Scenes 15 shows the passion, dedication, and excitement of the people that are part of the Fight for 15 movement to gain a livable minimum wage. As a movie goer, it’s very enjoyable to see the... [more+]
Street Scenes 15 Directed by Robert Lamothe Street Scenes 15 shows the passion, dedication, and excitement of the people that are part of the Fight for 15 movement to gain a livable minimum wage. As a movie goer, it’s very enjoyable to see the expressions of joy and determination on the faces of people dedicated to making economic social justice a reality. Lively social justice music was a big part of the rallies and marches that makes Street Scenes 15 great fun to watch. Passionate and informative speakers bring home the great need for a $15 an hour minimum wage that is an important part of the current national debate. It was filmed from 2014 to 2016 in Boston Massachusetts. I Know A Man…Ashley Bryan Directed by Richard Kane “I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan” is a story about a 93 year-old artist who skips and jumps in his mind like a child. Yet he is a spiritually deep and erudite creative genius and poet/illustrator of 50 children’s books, maker of magical puppets and sea glass windows from found objects inspired by his African heritage. Ashley lives on the remote Cranberry Islands off the coast of Maine and has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith, and create loving community. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Screening “Make Me Dance” Documentary directed by Tatyana Bronstein (USA, 2016, 60 min) RIFF

06-28-2017

Presented by Kinochronika Films, Roxbury International Film Festival,Boston Conservatory at Berklee at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm
The largest New England film festival dedicated to celebrating films by, for, and about people of color, the 19th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival gives voice to diverse cultures will show Tatyana Bronstein's Make Me Dance, a... [more+]
The largest New England film festival dedicated to celebrating films by, for, and about people of color, the 19th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival gives voice to diverse cultures will show Tatyana Bronstein's Make Me Dance, a documentary exploring  one of the most prestigious dance schools in the United States, The Boston Conservatory, and the work of world-renowned, Harlem-born choreographer Darrell Moultrie as he crafts “Winds of Now” for young ballet and modern dance students. Followed by a Q&A with the director. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Salary Negotiation Workshop

06-28-2017

Presented by Northeastern Crossing at Northeastern Crossing, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm
Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what white men are paid, a gap of 20 percent — and it’s even worse for women of color. Attend this FREE two-hour salary negotiation workshop to gain the... [more+]
Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what white men are paid, a gap of 20 percent — and it’s even worse for women of color. Attend this FREE two-hour salary negotiation workshop to gain the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages. Participants will learn:
  • About the gender pay gap, including its personal consequences;
  • How to quantify and articulate your value;
  • How to conduct objective market research and determine a fair target salary; and
  • How to create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers.
You will also have an opportunity to practice your negotiation.
AAUW Work Smart in Boston is an initiative of AAUW and the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement to train half the working women of Boston to negotiate their salary and benefits packages over five years. The AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation workshops are free. Check-in will begin 30 minutes before the workshop.
[less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Dance for Social Justice

07-08-2017

Presented by Danza Orgánica at Integrarte, Jamaica Plain
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 08 @ 1:00 pm
Dance for Social Justice is a process-based workshop that delves into the universal language of movement, to generate conversations and create art around social justice issues in our communities. Participants exercise solidarity through... [more+]
Dance for Social Justice is a process-based workshop that delves into the universal language of movement, to generate conversations and create art around social justice issues in our communities. Participants exercise solidarity through group-work, the exchange of ideas, and by engaging in intentional discussions. Through a guided dance composition process, participants explore elements of dance composition to create dance pieces with their groups. An informal showing, and a feedback/Q&A session, brings closure to the workshop. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Bring It! Live

07-15-2017

Presented by Boch Center at Wang Theatre, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm
In 2016, the elite world of hip-hop majorette competition was brought to the main stage with an inimitable energy that took the country by storm. Audiences across the nation were enamored by the fierce, original, high-octane performances that... [more+]
In 2016, the elite world of hip-hop majorette competition was brought to the main stage with an inimitable energy that took the country by storm. Audiences across the nation were enamored by the fierce, original, high-octane performances that brought motivation, inspiration and formation. With hotter-than-ever, never-before-seen performances on deck for the 2017 tour, there has never been a better time for Bring It! fans. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

2CELLOS

09-17-2017

Presented by Boch Center at Wang Theatre, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm
Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved international success by taking the cello to a new level with their incredible talent and undeniable passion. Their playing style has broken down the... [more+]
Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved international success by taking the cello to a new level with their incredible talent and undeniable passion. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries be-tween different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. 2CELLOS have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when play-ing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out to AC/DC and Iron Maiden. 2CELLOS Celloverse, released in January of 2015, debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Classical and Classical Crossover charts as well in the Billboard Top 200. Moreover, 2CELLOS’s viral video for “Thunderstruck” from Celloverse has racked up well over 33 million views to date on YouTube! The 2CELLOS plan to release their newest recording entitled “The Score”, in March 2017. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

An Issue of Blood

09-25-2017

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm
It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse... [more+]
It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of Blood, playwright Marcus Gardley looks to a pivotal moment in our collective past to understand how we arrived in our tumultuous present. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Black Odyssey

10-30-2017

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm
black odyssey mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore in this musical and visionary new take on Homer’s classic. After he is lost at sea and presumed dead, Ulysses Lincoln, a Gulf War veteran, struggles to find his way home to... [more+]
black odyssey mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore in this musical and visionary new take on Homer’s classic. After he is lost at sea and presumed dead, Ulysses Lincoln, a Gulf War veteran, struggles to find his way home to his wife, Nella and his son, Malachi. A host of Gods control his fate, including the dignified Deus, scheming Paw Sidin, and radiant Aunt Tina, who make Ulysses confront his ancestral past so he can embrace his unsettled present. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Every Tongue Confess

01-29-2018

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm
In the backwater town of Boligee, Alabama, the summer heat is rising higher, driving the townsfolk to distraction and conjuring the spirits of the past to walk the earth. Wrapped in the combustible music of a Deep South juke joint and the... [more+]
In the backwater town of Boligee, Alabama, the summer heat is rising higher, driving the townsfolk to distraction and conjuring the spirits of the past to walk the earth. Wrapped in the combustible music of a Deep South juke joint and the sweat-soaked gospel of a revivalist church tent, intergenerational stories of loss and redemption collide. Based upon biblical stories and events in the town’s history, Every Tongue Confess awakes a fiery theatrical furnace in which some will be saved, some will be purged, and the truth cannot escape. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes

02-12-2018

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm
This fresh take on Molière’s Tartuffe, set in a world of fast-food tycoons and megachurches is a wicked new comedy that rocks the foundations of trust, faith and redemption. Given just days to live, multi-millionaire Archibald Organdy rejects... [more+]
This fresh take on Molière’s Tartuffe, set in a world of fast-food tycoons and megachurches is a wicked new comedy that rocks the foundations of trust, faith and redemption. Given just days to live, multi-millionaire Archibald Organdy rejects costly experimental treatment and opts to face his end surrounded by his loving family. However, things could be about to change. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi

03-19-2018

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm
And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi is a poetic retelling of the Demeter myth set during the Civil War and narrated by the Mississippi River. Having run away from a plantation in Arkansas, a father travels South in search of his daughter... [more+]
And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi is a poetic retelling of the Demeter myth set during the Civil War and narrated by the Mississippi River. Having run away from a plantation in Arkansas, a father travels South in search of his daughter Po’em. En route, he is murdered and resurrected into the goddess Demeter by way of devine intervention. Now having the power to upset the balance of nature, Demeter continues her journey to find Po’em despite the fact that the world will flood in three days if she doesn’t set Mother Nature right. The goddess arrives on a plantation in the rich fertile landscape of Louisiana (a modern day Elysian field), where her daughter was a slave. Although Po’em is not there and eventually discovered to be in limbo, what Demeter unearths changes her course entirely. In this epic bricolage, myth, spirituality, Gods and mortals are all woven together to examine the complex and profound fabric that is the American quilt. [less-]
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Immigration Nation

07-29-2017

Presented by Urbano Project at Urbano Project, Jamaica Plain
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jun 24 @ 10:00 am + 30 more dates and times

Mon, Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 01 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 03 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jul 04 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 05 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 06 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 07 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 08 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 15 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Immigration Nation is a community art project created by Dorchester artist Nora Valdez in collaboration with community members and artists that use suitcases as a vehicle to tell the story of individual immigrant journeys. Each suitcase will be... [more+]
Immigration Nation is a community art project created by Dorchester artist Nora Valdez in collaboration with community members and artists that use suitcases as a vehicle to tell the story of individual immigrant journeys. Each suitcase will be transformed into a work of art that celebrates individual stories and represents a collective American experience. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Ripcord

07-02-2017

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Virginia Wimberly ..., Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm + 11 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jul 01 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 01 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 02 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jul 02 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in assisted living with endlessly chipper Marilyn, the two women make a seemingly harmless bet that quickly escalates into a dangerous and hilarious game of one-upmanship, revealing hidden truths... [more+]
When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in assisted living with endlessly chipper Marilyn, the two women make a seemingly harmless bet that quickly escalates into a dangerous and hilarious game of one-upmanship, revealing hidden truths that neither wants exposed. Ripcord is a deliciously inappropriate new comedy from Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Good People). [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Bill Lowe presents Pieces of CANE: KABNIS!

06-25-2017

Presented by Hibernian Hall at Hibernian Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm
This 21st century adaptation of Jean Toomer’s Harlem Renaissance masterpiece, CANE, set in rural Georgia during the 1920s, is presented as a drama with music, movement and video. Directed by Jacqui Parker, with a cast of 10, this Hibernian Hall... [more+]
This 21st century adaptation of Jean Toomer’s Harlem Renaissance masterpiece, CANE, set in rural Georgia during the 1920s, is presented as a drama with music, movement and video. Directed by Jacqui Parker, with a cast of 10, this Hibernian Hall premiere features text by Jean Toomer, and music by Bill Lowe (pictured) and the Signifyin’ Natives Ensemble. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Roxbury International Film Festival: Street Scenes 15 & I Know A Man...Ashley Bryan

06-27-2017

Presented by Roxbury International Film Festival at Hibernian Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm
Street Scenes 15 Directed by Robert Lamothe Street Scenes 15 shows the passion, dedication, and excitement of the people that are part of the Fight for 15 movement to gain a livable minimum wage. As a movie goer, it’s very enjoyable to see the... [more+]
Street Scenes 15 Directed by Robert Lamothe Street Scenes 15 shows the passion, dedication, and excitement of the people that are part of the Fight for 15 movement to gain a livable minimum wage. As a movie goer, it’s very enjoyable to see the expressions of joy and determination on the faces of people dedicated to making economic social justice a reality. Lively social justice music was a big part of the rallies and marches that makes Street Scenes 15 great fun to watch. Passionate and informative speakers bring home the great need for a $15 an hour minimum wage that is an important part of the current national debate. It was filmed from 2014 to 2016 in Boston Massachusetts. I Know A Man…Ashley Bryan Directed by Richard Kane “I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan” is a story about a 93 year-old artist who skips and jumps in his mind like a child. Yet he is a spiritually deep and erudite creative genius and poet/illustrator of 50 children’s books, maker of magical puppets and sea glass windows from found objects inspired by his African heritage. Ashley lives on the remote Cranberry Islands off the coast of Maine and has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith, and create loving community. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Screening “Make Me Dance” Documentary directed by Tatyana Bronstein (USA, 2016, 60 min) RIFF

06-28-2017

Presented by Kinochronika Films, Roxbury International Film Festival,Boston Conservatory at Berklee at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm
The largest New England film festival dedicated to celebrating films by, for, and about people of color, the 19th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival gives voice to diverse cultures will show Tatyana Bronstein's Make Me Dance, a... [more+]
The largest New England film festival dedicated to celebrating films by, for, and about people of color, the 19th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival gives voice to diverse cultures will show Tatyana Bronstein's Make Me Dance, a documentary exploring  one of the most prestigious dance schools in the United States, The Boston Conservatory, and the work of world-renowned, Harlem-born choreographer Darrell Moultrie as he crafts “Winds of Now” for young ballet and modern dance students. Followed by a Q&A with the director. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Salary Negotiation Workshop

06-28-2017

Presented by Northeastern Crossing at Northeastern Crossing, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm
Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what white men are paid, a gap of 20 percent — and it’s even worse for women of color. Attend this FREE two-hour salary negotiation workshop to gain the... [more+]
Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what white men are paid, a gap of 20 percent — and it’s even worse for women of color. Attend this FREE two-hour salary negotiation workshop to gain the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages. Participants will learn:
  • About the gender pay gap, including its personal consequences;
  • How to quantify and articulate your value;
  • How to conduct objective market research and determine a fair target salary; and
  • How to create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers.
You will also have an opportunity to practice your negotiation.
AAUW Work Smart in Boston is an initiative of AAUW and the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement to train half the working women of Boston to negotiate their salary and benefits packages over five years. The AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation workshops are free. Check-in will begin 30 minutes before the workshop.
[less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Dance for Social Justice

07-08-2017

Presented by Danza Orgánica at Integrarte, Jamaica Plain
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 08 @ 1:00 pm
Dance for Social Justice is a process-based workshop that delves into the universal language of movement, to generate conversations and create art around social justice issues in our communities. Participants exercise solidarity through... [more+]
Dance for Social Justice is a process-based workshop that delves into the universal language of movement, to generate conversations and create art around social justice issues in our communities. Participants exercise solidarity through group-work, the exchange of ideas, and by engaging in intentional discussions. Through a guided dance composition process, participants explore elements of dance composition to create dance pieces with their groups. An informal showing, and a feedback/Q&A session, brings closure to the workshop. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Bring It! Live

07-15-2017

Presented by Boch Center at Wang Theatre, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm
In 2016, the elite world of hip-hop majorette competition was brought to the main stage with an inimitable energy that took the country by storm. Audiences across the nation were enamored by the fierce, original, high-octane performances that... [more+]
In 2016, the elite world of hip-hop majorette competition was brought to the main stage with an inimitable energy that took the country by storm. Audiences across the nation were enamored by the fierce, original, high-octane performances that brought motivation, inspiration and formation. With hotter-than-ever, never-before-seen performances on deck for the 2017 tour, there has never been a better time for Bring It! fans. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

2CELLOS

09-17-2017

Presented by Boch Center at Wang Theatre, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm
Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved international success by taking the cello to a new level with their incredible talent and undeniable passion. Their playing style has broken down the... [more+]
Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved international success by taking the cello to a new level with their incredible talent and undeniable passion. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries be-tween different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. 2CELLOS have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when play-ing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out to AC/DC and Iron Maiden. 2CELLOS Celloverse, released in January of 2015, debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Classical and Classical Crossover charts as well in the Billboard Top 200. Moreover, 2CELLOS’s viral video for “Thunderstruck” from Celloverse has racked up well over 33 million views to date on YouTube! The 2CELLOS plan to release their newest recording entitled “The Score”, in March 2017. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

An Issue of Blood

09-25-2017

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm
It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse... [more+]
It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of Blood, playwright Marcus Gardley looks to a pivotal moment in our collective past to understand how we arrived in our tumultuous present. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Black Odyssey

10-30-2017

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm
black odyssey mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore in this musical and visionary new take on Homer’s classic. After he is lost at sea and presumed dead, Ulysses Lincoln, a Gulf War veteran, struggles to find his way home to... [more+]
black odyssey mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore in this musical and visionary new take on Homer’s classic. After he is lost at sea and presumed dead, Ulysses Lincoln, a Gulf War veteran, struggles to find his way home to his wife, Nella and his son, Malachi. A host of Gods control his fate, including the dignified Deus, scheming Paw Sidin, and radiant Aunt Tina, who make Ulysses confront his ancestral past so he can embrace his unsettled present. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Every Tongue Confess

01-29-2018

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm
In the backwater town of Boligee, Alabama, the summer heat is rising higher, driving the townsfolk to distraction and conjuring the spirits of the past to walk the earth. Wrapped in the combustible music of a Deep South juke joint and the... [more+]
In the backwater town of Boligee, Alabama, the summer heat is rising higher, driving the townsfolk to distraction and conjuring the spirits of the past to walk the earth. Wrapped in the combustible music of a Deep South juke joint and the sweat-soaked gospel of a revivalist church tent, intergenerational stories of loss and redemption collide. Based upon biblical stories and events in the town’s history, Every Tongue Confess awakes a fiery theatrical furnace in which some will be saved, some will be purged, and the truth cannot escape. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes

02-12-2018

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm
This fresh take on Molière’s Tartuffe, set in a world of fast-food tycoons and megachurches is a wicked new comedy that rocks the foundations of trust, faith and redemption. Given just days to live, multi-millionaire Archibald Organdy rejects... [more+]
This fresh take on Molière’s Tartuffe, set in a world of fast-food tycoons and megachurches is a wicked new comedy that rocks the foundations of trust, faith and redemption. Given just days to live, multi-millionaire Archibald Organdy rejects costly experimental treatment and opts to face his end surrounded by his loving family. However, things could be about to change. [less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi

03-19-2018

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm
And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi is a poetic retelling of the Demeter myth set during the Civil War and narrated by the Mississippi River. Having run away from a plantation in Arkansas, a father travels South in search of his daughter... [more+]
And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi is a poetic retelling of the Demeter myth set during the Civil War and narrated by the Mississippi River. Having run away from a plantation in Arkansas, a father travels South in search of his daughter Po’em. En route, he is murdered and resurrected into the goddess Demeter by way of devine intervention. Now having the power to upset the balance of nature, Demeter continues her journey to find Po’em despite the fact that the world will flood in three days if she doesn’t set Mother Nature right. The goddess arrives on a plantation in the rich fertile landscape of Louisiana (a modern day Elysian field), where her daughter was a slave. Although Po’em is not there and eventually discovered to be in limbo, what Demeter unearths changes her course entirely. In this epic bricolage, myth, spirituality, Gods and mortals are all woven together to examine the complex and profound fabric that is the American quilt. [less-]
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