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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Dragon Cycle

04-06-2019

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Apr 02 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Apr 03 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Apr 04 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 05 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 06 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

After a run at OBERON in the spring of 2018, virtuosic performer Sara Porkalob returns with new songs in her musical Dragon Lady and also turns her attention to another chapter of her family’s history with Dragon Mama, the second piece in her...

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After a run at OBERON in the spring of 2018, virtuosic performer Sara Porkalob returns with new songs in her musical Dragon Lady and also turns her attention to another chapter of her family’s history with Dragon Mama, the second piece in her Dragon Cycle.

Dragon Lady
It is the year of the Water Dragon and the eve of Grandma Maria’s 60th birthday. By the light of the karaoke machine, fueled by pork dumplings and Diet Pepsi, she shares a dark secret from her Filipino gangster past with one lucky grandchild. Traversing 50 years of faulty family memories, this timely new musical is about what it means to come to America. The Seattle Times calls Dragon Lady, "Commanding and irresistible…a fierce and vibrant memoir."

Dragon Mama
How does a Dragon earn her wings? Maria Porkalob, Jr., yearns for a gayer, more POC-filled life than Bremerton, WA, can offer. When presented with an opportunity to make a quick fortune, Maria must make an important decision: leave her debt-ridden mother, four young siblings, and newborn daughter Sara for the wild unknown of Alaska, or stay close to home, family, and intergenerational trauma. Traversing 25 years filled with queer love in a barren land, Dragon Mama features ghosts, Filipino gangsters, and a dope 80s and 90s soundtrack.

Created and Performed by Sara Porkalob
Directed by Andrew Russell

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The Joy Luck Club

03-31-2019

Presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center at The Umbrella Annex, Concord
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 23 @ 3:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm Thu, Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

The Joy Luck Club tells the story of four older Chinese-American women and their complex relationships with their American-born daughters. The play moves from China in the early twentieth century and San Francisco from the 1950s to the 1980s,...

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The Joy Luck Club tells the story of four older Chinese-American women and their complex relationships with their American-born daughters. The play moves from China in the early twentieth century and San Francisco from the 1950s to the 1980s, as the eight women struggle to reach across a seemingly impassable chasm of culture, generation and expectations to find strength and happiness.

Marking the 30th anniversary presentation of Amy Tan's sweeping story, this adaptation by Susan Kim is presented by the award-winning The Umbrella Performing Arts and directed by Michelle Aguillon.

 

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Nowruz at MFA Boston

03-23-2019

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 23 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy a multi-faceted performance based on Persian myths and poetry with Paris-based Iranian modern dancer Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, joined by dancer Karine Gonzales with readings by Suzie Ziai in Persian and English.

Visit and view a traditional...

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Enjoy a multi-faceted performance based on Persian myths and poetry with Paris-based Iranian modern dancer Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, joined by dancer Karine Gonzales with readings by Suzie Ziai in Persian and English.

Visit and view a traditional Haft Seen, a key element to any Nowruz celebration. This traditional arrangement includes seven symbolic items, all starting with the Persian letter sīn, or s. Take photos with family and friends, find all seven S’s and observe the New Year festival. Designed and organized by Farzaneh Fallah, Mostafa Masomi and Mojgan Olia.

Watch Nowrooz Stayed Untouched, an original musical/media performance by composer and soprano, Shooka Afshar, in collaboration with Rhode Island School of Design animation students, Leilei Xia and Xindi Zhang.

All events are free with Museum admission.

Image courtesy of Helene Norton Russell.

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Dance Saturdays: Traditional Japanese Dance

03-23-2019

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm

Experience the mystique of Japan through beautiful traditional dance and music, fierce martial arts, and exquisite visual arts.

Masters of traditional Japanese dance, music, and the arts will gather at this dynamic event to showcase the beauty...

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Experience the mystique of Japan through beautiful traditional dance and music, fierce martial arts, and exquisite visual arts.

Masters of traditional Japanese dance, music, and the arts will gather at this dynamic event to showcase the beauty of Japanese culture. Do not miss this rare opportunity to see authentic kabuki dance and listen to the elegant sounds of koto and shakuhachi and powerful taiko drumming. Experience the martial arts of the samurai through karate, kendo, and kobudo performances.

During the intermission, you will have the opportunity to meet some of the artists and other aficionados of Japanese traditional arts while tasting some delicious Japanese foods and drinks. Visit the gallery displaying beautiful kimono, calligraphy and ikebana flower arrangements, and try on the yukata, or Japanese traditional dress.

Presented by Michiko Kurata

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Cardboard Piano

04-14-2019

Presented by New Repertory Theatre at The MainStage, Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm Mon, Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm + 17 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Apr 04 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Apr 04 @ 6:30 pm Fri, Apr 05 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 06 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Apr 06 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Apr 07 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Set in Northern Uganda at the turn of the millennium, this riveting drama reveals a love story set amidst an escalating civil war. A secret and improvised wedding between a local teenage girl and the daughter of American missionaries solidifies...

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Set in Northern Uganda at the turn of the millennium, this riveting drama reveals a love story set amidst an escalating civil war. A secret and improvised wedding between a local teenage girl and the daughter of American missionaries solidifies the commitment of these contemporary star crossed lovers lost inside a violent and hostile world. Cardboard Piano explores the roots of hate and the discovery of the potent power of forgiveness.

by Hansol Jung

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The Donkey Show

05-26-2019

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 23 @ 10:30 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 10:30 pm Sat, Apr 06 @ 10:30 pm + 9 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 13 @ 10:30 pm Sat, Apr 20 @ 10:30 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 10:30 pm Sat, May 04 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 04 @ 10:30 pm Sat, May 11 @ 10:30 pm Sat, May 18 @ 10:30 pm Sat, May 25 @ 10:30 pm - less dates and times

Tony Award winner Diane Paulus's celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show brings you the ultimate disco experience – a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens, inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream....

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Tony Award winner Diane Paulus's celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show brings you the ultimate disco experience – a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens, inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the 70s disco hits you know by heart as the show unfolds around you. After the show, the party continues into the night so you can live out your own fantasy of disco fever!

Run time is 90 minutes with no intermission
OBERON is 18+ to enter and 21+ to drink

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America/We Need to Talk

03-24-2019

Presented by Coro Allegro at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm

Coro Allegro will perform a kaleidoscopic world premiere by Fred Onovwerosuoke that shines light on America through the prisms of three great poems: Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy" ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), Langston Hughes' "As I...

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Coro Allegro will perform a kaleidoscopic world premiere by Fred Onovwerosuoke that shines light on America through the prisms of three great poems: Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy" ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), Langston Hughes' "As I Grew Older,” and Michael Castro's "We Need to Talk."

The Heritage Chorale of New Haven will join to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its historical collaboration with Coro Allegro of LGBTQ+ and African American choruses on a work by William Grant Still to mark the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

Also on the program is Onovwerosuoke’s Caprice for piano and orchestra, commissioned by Coro Allegro in 2016 for pianist Darryl Hollister.

Soloists include countertenor Tai Oney, lauded by the Opera News for the "richness and pliability of his [voice];" tenor Jonathan Budris, praised by The Boston Globe as "bright and intense;" and the "powerfully affecting...ravishing and lush" mezzo soprano Sylvia V. C. Twine; with baritone Ron Williams as narrator.

The 12th Annual Daniel Pinkham Award will be presented to Darryl Hollister, champion of African and African American composers and Coro Allegro’s beloved accompanist from 1993-2018.

William Grant Still: And They Lynched Him on a Tree
Fred Onovwerosuoke: Caprice for piano and orchestra
Fred Onovwerosuoke: A Triptych of American Voices: A Cantata of the People (world premiere)

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Dance Saturdays: Hip Hop

03-30-2019

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm

The technical prowess, sophistication, wit, and unapologetic flash of The WonderTwins' distinctive style make To Hip-Hop With Love an unforgettable performance that references the rich array of African-American entertainment traditions in...

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The technical prowess, sophistication, wit, and unapologetic flash of The WonderTwins' distinctive style make To Hip-Hop With Love an unforgettable performance that references the rich array of African-American entertainment traditions in completely original ways.

Presented by The WonderTwins

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Dance Saturdays: Salsa

04-06-2019

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 06 @ 7:00 pm

Experience the fascinating flavors of Salsa culture!

Arrive early to take an introductory lesson, cut loose on the dance floor to music by some of the area’s best vinyl Salsa DJs, enjoy authentic Latin food, and learn about the history of the...

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Experience the fascinating flavors of Salsa culture!

Arrive early to take an introductory lesson, cut loose on the dance floor to music by some of the area’s best vinyl Salsa DJs, enjoy authentic Latin food, and learn about the history of the intoxicating Afro-Caribbean rhythms now heard throughout the world. The smooth moves of the Salsa y Control dancers will surely inspire and propel you back to the dance floor.

Presented by Salsa Y Control

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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.

Written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb

Run time is 90 minutes with no intermission

"A deep-from-the-heart spellbinder [that] is a blisteringly eloquent and penetrating meditation on the ever-urgent matter of race in America." – <em>The Boston Globe</em>

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Clairvoyance

04-28-2019

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

Diana Oh is a witch. She knows it. So do her closest friends. Clairvoyance runs in her family. She went to a spiritual counselor in the jungle in Thailand, and the spiritual counselor told her to sing and go wild in Boston. Everything else the...

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Diana Oh is a witch. She knows it. So do her closest friends. Clairvoyance runs in her family. She went to a spiritual counselor in the jungle in Thailand, and the spiritual counselor told her to sing and go wild in Boston. Everything else the spiritual counselor said came true, so Diana is doing it. Clairvoyance is an exchange of energy designed to bypass the bullshit and celebrate the knowledge of our bodies. It’s a concert, it’s a party, with moments of divination. Diana Oh performs her original soul, pop, rock, and punk music from journal entries and the beyond. She is one of Refinery 29’s Top 14 LGBTQ Influencers, creator of {my lingerie play}, and the first Queer Korean-American interviewed on Korean Broadcast Radio. Upworthy and The Wall Street Journal call her "Badass." The New York Times calls her "Irreverent." You can call her "Friend."

Created and Performed by Diana Oh

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black odyssey boston

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.

Presented by Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project

Run time is 80 minutes with no intermission

"Life is soccer and soccer is life." – The New York Times

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

05-05-2019

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Wang Theatre, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 02 @ 8:00 pm Fri, May 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 2:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, May 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 05 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

The infectious sense of joy and freedom of spirit that the Ailey company communicates with every electrifying work performed and every inspiring moment on stage by every brilliant dancer is a wonder. Don’t miss one of the most beloved dance...

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The infectious sense of joy and freedom of spirit that the Ailey company communicates with every electrifying work performed and every inspiring moment on stage by every brilliant dancer is a wonder. Don’t miss one of the most beloved dance companies in the world.

PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS

Thursday, May 2 at 8:00 pm & Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 pm 

Wayne McGregor, Kairos (2014)
Jessica Lang, EN (2018)
Alvin Ailey, Revelations (1960)

Friday, May 3 at 8:00 pm & Saturday, May 4 at 8:00 pm

Rennie Harris, Lazarus Act 1 (2018)
Rennie Harris, Lazarus Act 2 (2018)
Alvin Ailey, Revelations (1960)

Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 pm

Alvin Ailey, Timeless Ailey Act 1
Alvin Ailey, Timeless Ailey Act 2
Alvin Ailey, Revelations (1960)

Timeless Ailey features highlights from Mr. Ailey’s Blues Suite, Cry, For “Bird” – With Love, Hidden Rites, The Lark Ascending, Love Songs, Mary Lou’s Mass, Memoria, Night Creature, Opus McShann, Pas de Duke, Phases, and Streams.

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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 most 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,...

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Paulina's reign as the haughty 'queen bee' at Ghana’s most 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.

Written by Jocelyn Bioh
Directed by Summer L. Williams

Run time is 75 minutes with no intermission

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Salisbury Art Stroll

05-11-2019

Presented by Town of Salisbury at Old Eastern Marsh RailTrail, Salisbury
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 11 @ 10:00 am

The 7th Annual Salisbury Art Stroll takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2018 from 10am-4pm. The Art Stroll will take place outdoors (rain date May 12th) along the Old Eastern Marsh Rail Trail off Friedenfels Road in. This paved trail that parallels...

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The 7th Annual Salisbury Art Stroll takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2018 from 10am-4pm. The Art Stroll will take place outdoors (rain date May 12th) along the Old Eastern Marsh Rail Trail off Friedenfels Road in. This paved trail that parallels Route 1 (Bridge Road) in Salisbury and is handicap accessible.
Artists and fine crafters will be set up along the trail, displaying and selling their works. There will also be food, live music, free kids’ art classes, face painting, free shaped balloons, and much more. There is ample parking and on-site porta-potties

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Salisbury Art Stroll

05-11-2019

Presented by Town of Salisbury at Old Eastern Marsh RailTrail, Salisbury
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 11 @ 10:00 am

The 7th Annual Salisbury Art Stroll takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2018 from 10am-4pm. The Art Stroll will take place outdoors (rain date May 12th) along the Old Eastern Marsh Rail Trail off Friedenfels Road.  This is a paved trail that...

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The 7th Annual Salisbury Art Stroll takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2018 from 10am-4pm. The Art Stroll will take place outdoors (rain date May 12th) along the Old Eastern Marsh Rail Trail off Friedenfels Road.  This is a paved trail that parallels Route 1 (Bridge Road) in Salisbury and is handicap accessible.

Artists and fine crafters will be set up along the trail, displaying and selling their works. There will also be food, live music, free kids’ art classes, face painting, free shaped balloons, and much more. There is ample parking and on-site porta-potties.

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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

On the heels of the sold-out performances of last season’s Bangsokol comes our latest collaboration with Cambodian Living Arts. Artists from Global Arts Corps’ team of post-conflict theatremakers and Cambodia’s Phare Ponleu Selpak have...

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On the heels of the sold-out performances of last season’s Bangsokol comes our latest collaboration with Cambodian Living Arts. Artists from Global Arts Corps’ team of post-conflict theatremakers and Cambodia’s Phare Ponleu Selpak have created this visually stunning US premiere. Nineteen Cambodian circus artists utilize their extraordinary physical skills to shatter a legacy of silence. Comprised of second-generation survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide, See You Yesterday 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 courage and hope.

Presented by Global Arts Corps in partnership with Phare Performing Social Enterprise & Phare Ponleu Selpak Association

Run time is 65 minutes

"This work is unbelievable...incredible in depth and beauty." – The Cambodia Daily

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Dance Saturdays: West African Dance

05-25-2019

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 25 @ 7:00 pm

The outstanding company of drummers and dances bring to life the irresistible lure of West African rhythms for an extraordinary cultural experience for all the senses. The performers' boundless energy, generous spirit, and infectious joy will...

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The outstanding company of drummers and dances bring to life the irresistible lure of West African rhythms for an extraordinary cultural experience for all the senses. The performers' boundless energy, generous spirit, and infectious joy will have you dancing in – and eventually out of – your seat.

Presented by Benkadi

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The Three Musketeers

06-30-2019

Presented by Greater Boston Stage Company at Greater Boston Stage Company, Stoneham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 06 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 07 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 08 @ 3:00 pm + 17 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 08 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 09 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jun 12 @ 2:00 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 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

It's all for one and one for allas D'Artagnan and the three musketeers fight to protect the ones they love from the sinister exploits of Cardinal Richelieu.

With a cast of predominantly black and brown actors, this action-packed, humor-filled...

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It's all for one and one for allas D'Artagnan and the three musketeers fight to protect the ones they love from the sinister exploits of Cardinal Richelieu.

With a cast of predominantly black and brown actors, this action-packed, humor-filled and romantic take on Alexandre Dumas' classic tale reminds us that with  strength, courage, wit, wisdom, and friends, you should always fight for what you believe in.

Co-produced with The Front Porch Arts Collective

Written by Catherine Bush
Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
Directed by Dawn M. Simmons

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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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Dragon Cycle

04-06-2019

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Apr 02 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Apr 03 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Apr 04 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 05 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 06 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

After a run at OBERON in the spring of 2018, virtuosic performer Sara Porkalob returns with new songs in her musical Dragon Lady and also turns her attention to another chapter of her family’s history with Dragon Mama, the second piece in her...

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After a run at OBERON in the spring of 2018, virtuosic performer Sara Porkalob returns with new songs in her musical Dragon Lady and also turns her attention to another chapter of her family’s history with Dragon Mama, the second piece in her Dragon Cycle.

Dragon Lady
It is the year of the Water Dragon and the eve of Grandma Maria’s 60th birthday. By the light of the karaoke machine, fueled by pork dumplings and Diet Pepsi, she shares a dark secret from her Filipino gangster past with one lucky grandchild. Traversing 50 years of faulty family memories, this timely new musical is about what it means to come to America. The Seattle Times calls Dragon Lady, "Commanding and irresistible…a fierce and vibrant memoir."

Dragon Mama
How does a Dragon earn her wings? Maria Porkalob, Jr., yearns for a gayer, more POC-filled life than Bremerton, WA, can offer. When presented with an opportunity to make a quick fortune, Maria must make an important decision: leave her debt-ridden mother, four young siblings, and newborn daughter Sara for the wild unknown of Alaska, or stay close to home, family, and intergenerational trauma. Traversing 25 years filled with queer love in a barren land, Dragon Mama features ghosts, Filipino gangsters, and a dope 80s and 90s soundtrack.

Created and Performed by Sara Porkalob
Directed by Andrew Russell

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The Joy Luck Club

03-31-2019

Presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center at The Umbrella Annex, Concord
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 23 @ 3:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm Thu, Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

The Joy Luck Club tells the story of four older Chinese-American women and their complex relationships with their American-born daughters. The play moves from China in the early twentieth century and San Francisco from the 1950s to the 1980s,...

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The Joy Luck Club tells the story of four older Chinese-American women and their complex relationships with their American-born daughters. The play moves from China in the early twentieth century and San Francisco from the 1950s to the 1980s, as the eight women struggle to reach across a seemingly impassable chasm of culture, generation and expectations to find strength and happiness.

Marking the 30th anniversary presentation of Amy Tan's sweeping story, this adaptation by Susan Kim is presented by the award-winning The Umbrella Performing Arts and directed by Michelle Aguillon.

 

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Nowruz at MFA Boston

03-23-2019

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 23 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy a multi-faceted performance based on Persian myths and poetry with Paris-based Iranian modern dancer Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, joined by dancer Karine Gonzales with readings by Suzie Ziai in Persian and English.

Visit and view a traditional...

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Enjoy a multi-faceted performance based on Persian myths and poetry with Paris-based Iranian modern dancer Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, joined by dancer Karine Gonzales with readings by Suzie Ziai in Persian and English.

Visit and view a traditional Haft Seen, a key element to any Nowruz celebration. This traditional arrangement includes seven symbolic items, all starting with the Persian letter sīn, or s. Take photos with family and friends, find all seven S’s and observe the New Year festival. Designed and organized by Farzaneh Fallah, Mostafa Masomi and Mojgan Olia.

Watch Nowrooz Stayed Untouched, an original musical/media performance by composer and soprano, Shooka Afshar, in collaboration with Rhode Island School of Design animation students, Leilei Xia and Xindi Zhang.

All events are free with Museum admission.

Image courtesy of Helene Norton Russell.

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Dance Saturdays: Traditional Japanese Dance

03-23-2019

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm

Experience the mystique of Japan through beautiful traditional dance and music, fierce martial arts, and exquisite visual arts.

Masters of traditional Japanese dance, music, and the arts will gather at this dynamic event to showcase the beauty...

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Experience the mystique of Japan through beautiful traditional dance and music, fierce martial arts, and exquisite visual arts.

Masters of traditional Japanese dance, music, and the arts will gather at this dynamic event to showcase the beauty of Japanese culture. Do not miss this rare opportunity to see authentic kabuki dance and listen to the elegant sounds of koto and shakuhachi and powerful taiko drumming. Experience the martial arts of the samurai through karate, kendo, and kobudo performances.

During the intermission, you will have the opportunity to meet some of the artists and other aficionados of Japanese traditional arts while tasting some delicious Japanese foods and drinks. Visit the gallery displaying beautiful kimono, calligraphy and ikebana flower arrangements, and try on the yukata, or Japanese traditional dress.

Presented by Michiko Kurata

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Cardboard Piano

04-14-2019

Presented by New Repertory Theatre at The MainStage, Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm Mon, Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm + 17 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Apr 04 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Apr 04 @ 6:30 pm Fri, Apr 05 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 06 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Apr 06 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Apr 07 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Set in Northern Uganda at the turn of the millennium, this riveting drama reveals a love story set amidst an escalating civil war. A secret and improvised wedding between a local teenage girl and the daughter of American missionaries solidifies...

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Set in Northern Uganda at the turn of the millennium, this riveting drama reveals a love story set amidst an escalating civil war. A secret and improvised wedding between a local teenage girl and the daughter of American missionaries solidifies the commitment of these contemporary star crossed lovers lost inside a violent and hostile world. Cardboard Piano explores the roots of hate and the discovery of the potent power of forgiveness.

by Hansol Jung

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The Donkey Show

05-26-2019

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 23 @ 10:30 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 10:30 pm Sat, Apr 06 @ 10:30 pm + 9 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 13 @ 10:30 pm Sat, Apr 20 @ 10:30 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 10:30 pm Sat, May 04 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 04 @ 10:30 pm Sat, May 11 @ 10:30 pm Sat, May 18 @ 10:30 pm Sat, May 25 @ 10:30 pm - less dates and times

Tony Award winner Diane Paulus's celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show brings you the ultimate disco experience – a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens, inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream....

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Tony Award winner Diane Paulus's celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show brings you the ultimate disco experience – a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens, inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the 70s disco hits you know by heart as the show unfolds around you. After the show, the party continues into the night so you can live out your own fantasy of disco fever!

Run time is 90 minutes with no intermission
OBERON is 18+ to enter and 21+ to drink

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America/We Need to Talk

03-24-2019

Presented by Coro Allegro at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm

Coro Allegro will perform a kaleidoscopic world premiere by Fred Onovwerosuoke that shines light on America through the prisms of three great poems: Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy" ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), Langston Hughes' "As I...

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Coro Allegro will perform a kaleidoscopic world premiere by Fred Onovwerosuoke that shines light on America through the prisms of three great poems: Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy" ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), Langston Hughes' "As I Grew Older,” and Michael Castro's "We Need to Talk."

The Heritage Chorale of New Haven will join to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its historical collaboration with Coro Allegro of LGBTQ+ and African American choruses on a work by William Grant Still to mark the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

Also on the program is Onovwerosuoke’s Caprice for piano and orchestra, commissioned by Coro Allegro in 2016 for pianist Darryl Hollister.

Soloists include countertenor Tai Oney, lauded by the Opera News for the "richness and pliability of his [voice];" tenor Jonathan Budris, praised by The Boston Globe as "bright and intense;" and the "powerfully affecting...ravishing and lush" mezzo soprano Sylvia V. C. Twine; with baritone Ron Williams as narrator.

The 12th Annual Daniel Pinkham Award will be presented to Darryl Hollister, champion of African and African American composers and Coro Allegro’s beloved accompanist from 1993-2018.

William Grant Still: And They Lynched Him on a Tree
Fred Onovwerosuoke: Caprice for piano and orchestra
Fred Onovwerosuoke: A Triptych of American Voices: A Cantata of the People (world premiere)

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Dance Saturdays: Hip Hop

03-30-2019

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm

The technical prowess, sophistication, wit, and unapologetic flash of The WonderTwins' distinctive style make To Hip-Hop With Love an unforgettable performance that references the rich array of African-American entertainment traditions in...

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The technical prowess, sophistication, wit, and unapologetic flash of The WonderTwins' distinctive style make To Hip-Hop With Love an unforgettable performance that references the rich array of African-American entertainment traditions in completely original ways.

Presented by The WonderTwins

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Dance Saturdays: Salsa

04-06-2019

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 06 @ 7:00 pm

Experience the fascinating flavors of Salsa culture!

Arrive early to take an introductory lesson, cut loose on the dance floor to music by some of the area’s best vinyl Salsa DJs, enjoy authentic Latin food, and learn about the history of the...

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Experience the fascinating flavors of Salsa culture!

Arrive early to take an introductory lesson, cut loose on the dance floor to music by some of the area’s best vinyl Salsa DJs, enjoy authentic Latin food, and learn about the history of the intoxicating Afro-Caribbean rhythms now heard throughout the world. The smooth moves of the Salsa y Control dancers will surely inspire and propel you back to the dance floor.

Presented by Salsa Y Control

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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.

Written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb

Run time is 90 minutes with no intermission

"A deep-from-the-heart spellbinder [that] is a blisteringly eloquent and penetrating meditation on the ever-urgent matter of race in America." – <em>The Boston Globe</em>

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Clairvoyance

04-28-2019

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

Diana Oh is a witch. She knows it. So do her closest friends. Clairvoyance runs in her family. She went to a spiritual counselor in the jungle in Thailand, and the spiritual counselor told her to sing and go wild in Boston. Everything else the...

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Diana Oh is a witch. She knows it. So do her closest friends. Clairvoyance runs in her family. She went to a spiritual counselor in the jungle in Thailand, and the spiritual counselor told her to sing and go wild in Boston. Everything else the spiritual counselor said came true, so Diana is doing it. Clairvoyance is an exchange of energy designed to bypass the bullshit and celebrate the knowledge of our bodies. It’s a concert, it’s a party, with moments of divination. Diana Oh performs her original soul, pop, rock, and punk music from journal entries and the beyond. She is one of Refinery 29’s Top 14 LGBTQ Influencers, creator of {my lingerie play}, and the first Queer Korean-American interviewed on Korean Broadcast Radio. Upworthy and The Wall Street Journal call her "Badass." The New York Times calls her "Irreverent." You can call her "Friend."

Created and Performed by Diana Oh

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black odyssey boston

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.

Presented by Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project

Run time is 80 minutes with no intermission

"Life is soccer and soccer is life." – The New York Times

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

05-05-2019

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Wang Theatre, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 02 @ 8:00 pm Fri, May 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 2:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, May 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 05 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

The infectious sense of joy and freedom of spirit that the Ailey company communicates with every electrifying work performed and every inspiring moment on stage by every brilliant dancer is a wonder. Don’t miss one of the most beloved dance...

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The infectious sense of joy and freedom of spirit that the Ailey company communicates with every electrifying work performed and every inspiring moment on stage by every brilliant dancer is a wonder. Don’t miss one of the most beloved dance companies in the world.

PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS

Thursday, May 2 at 8:00 pm & Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 pm 

Wayne McGregor, Kairos (2014)
Jessica Lang, EN (2018)
Alvin Ailey, Revelations (1960)

Friday, May 3 at 8:00 pm & Saturday, May 4 at 8:00 pm

Rennie Harris, Lazarus Act 1 (2018)
Rennie Harris, Lazarus Act 2 (2018)
Alvin Ailey, Revelations (1960)

Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 pm

Alvin Ailey, Timeless Ailey Act 1
Alvin Ailey, Timeless Ailey Act 2
Alvin Ailey, Revelations (1960)

Timeless Ailey features highlights from Mr. Ailey’s Blues Suite, Cry, For “Bird” – With Love, Hidden Rites, The Lark Ascending, Love Songs, Mary Lou’s Mass, Memoria, Night Creature, Opus McShann, Pas de Duke, Phases, and Streams.

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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 most 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,...

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Paulina's reign as the haughty 'queen bee' at Ghana’s most 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.

Written by Jocelyn Bioh
Directed by Summer L. Williams

Run time is 75 minutes with no intermission

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Salisbury Art Stroll

05-11-2019

Presented by Town of Salisbury at Old Eastern Marsh RailTrail, Salisbury
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 11 @ 10:00 am

The 7th Annual Salisbury Art Stroll takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2018 from 10am-4pm. The Art Stroll will take place outdoors (rain date May 12th) along the Old Eastern Marsh Rail Trail off Friedenfels Road in. This paved trail that parallels...

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The 7th Annual Salisbury Art Stroll takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2018 from 10am-4pm. The Art Stroll will take place outdoors (rain date May 12th) along the Old Eastern Marsh Rail Trail off Friedenfels Road in. This paved trail that parallels Route 1 (Bridge Road) in Salisbury and is handicap accessible.
Artists and fine crafters will be set up along the trail, displaying and selling their works. There will also be food, live music, free kids’ art classes, face painting, free shaped balloons, and much more. There is ample parking and on-site porta-potties

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Salisbury Art Stroll

05-11-2019

Presented by Town of Salisbury at Old Eastern Marsh RailTrail, Salisbury
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 11 @ 10:00 am

The 7th Annual Salisbury Art Stroll takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2018 from 10am-4pm. The Art Stroll will take place outdoors (rain date May 12th) along the Old Eastern Marsh Rail Trail off Friedenfels Road.  This is a paved trail that...

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The 7th Annual Salisbury Art Stroll takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2018 from 10am-4pm. The Art Stroll will take place outdoors (rain date May 12th) along the Old Eastern Marsh Rail Trail off Friedenfels Road.  This is a paved trail that parallels Route 1 (Bridge Road) in Salisbury and is handicap accessible.

Artists and fine crafters will be set up along the trail, displaying and selling their works. There will also be food, live music, free kids’ art classes, face painting, free shaped balloons, and much more. There is ample parking and on-site porta-potties.

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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

On the heels of the sold-out performances of last season’s Bangsokol comes our latest collaboration with Cambodian Living Arts. Artists from Global Arts Corps’ team of post-conflict theatremakers and Cambodia’s Phare Ponleu Selpak have...

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On the heels of the sold-out performances of last season’s Bangsokol comes our latest collaboration with Cambodian Living Arts. Artists from Global Arts Corps’ team of post-conflict theatremakers and Cambodia’s Phare Ponleu Selpak have created this visually stunning US premiere. Nineteen Cambodian circus artists utilize their extraordinary physical skills to shatter a legacy of silence. Comprised of second-generation survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide, See You Yesterday 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 courage and hope.

Presented by Global Arts Corps in partnership with Phare Performing Social Enterprise & Phare Ponleu Selpak Association

Run time is 65 minutes

"This work is unbelievable...incredible in depth and beauty." – The Cambodia Daily

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Dance Saturdays: West African Dance

05-25-2019

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 25 @ 7:00 pm

The outstanding company of drummers and dances bring to life the irresistible lure of West African rhythms for an extraordinary cultural experience for all the senses. The performers' boundless energy, generous spirit, and infectious joy will...

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The outstanding company of drummers and dances bring to life the irresistible lure of West African rhythms for an extraordinary cultural experience for all the senses. The performers' boundless energy, generous spirit, and infectious joy will have you dancing in – and eventually out of – your seat.

Presented by Benkadi

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The Three Musketeers

06-30-2019

Presented by Greater Boston Stage Company at Greater Boston Stage Company, Stoneham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 06 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 07 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 08 @ 3:00 pm + 17 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 08 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 09 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jun 12 @ 2:00 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 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

It's all for one and one for allas D'Artagnan and the three musketeers fight to protect the ones they love from the sinister exploits of Cardinal Richelieu.

With a cast of predominantly black and brown actors, this action-packed, humor-filled...

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It's all for one and one for allas D'Artagnan and the three musketeers fight to protect the ones they love from the sinister exploits of Cardinal Richelieu.

With a cast of predominantly black and brown actors, this action-packed, humor-filled and romantic take on Alexandre Dumas' classic tale reminds us that with  strength, courage, wit, wisdom, and friends, you should always fight for what you believe in.

Co-produced with The Front Porch Arts Collective

Written by Catherine Bush
Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
Directed by Dawn M. Simmons

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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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