Blog entries posted during May 2014

What's So Funny About Our Racist Brains?

by: Lisa Timmel at 05/21/2014 01:30 PM

There’s a joke that encapsulates the current state of many American’s attitudes toward race relations. It goes like this: “How does every ethnic joke begin? With a look over your shoulder.” Even though everyone should know better, we have ample...

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Bias Is Not Black & White: Smart People And Implicit Social Cognition

by: Lisa Timmel at 05/29/2014 02:00 PM

Rosie Benton and Billy Eugene Jones in the Huntington's production of Lydia R. Diamond's Stick Fly (2010). Photo: Scott Schuman. The cast of characters in Lydia R. Diamond’s Smart People features two academics whose areas of study involve the...

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Remembering Nicholas Martin

by: Michael Maso at 05/01/2014 09:32 AM

Dear Friends, I write this morning with the sad news that Nicky Martin, the Huntington’s Artistic Director from 2000 through 2008, passed away yesterday in New York. I will share more details as we get them, but this is a day of remembrance for so...

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Ashley Herbert: 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition NATIONAL CHAMPION!

by: Meg O'Brien at 05/06/2014 12:30 PM

Hello Everyone, It is my extreme pleasure to announce that Ashley Herbert, from the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, was named the National Champion at last night’s National Finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition on Broadwa...

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The Money, The Music, and The Magic of the 2014 Spotlight Spectacular

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 05/06/2014 02:18 PM

André De Shields sings " I Wanna Be Like You ." Photo: Paul Marotta Spectacular Broadway entertainment and more than 400 guests celebrated Wimberly Award recipients Trustee  John D. Spooner  and Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman ( The...

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Dispatch from National Finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition

by: Alex Truppi at 05/13/2014 12:17 PM

Hello, Huntington Theatre Company Blog Readers! I’m Alex, the Manager of Curriculum and Instruction in the Education Department, and I had the privilege of serving as one of the Huntington’s representatives and chaperones at the recent national...

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Norton Awards News!

by: Temple Gill at 05/20/2014 10:18 AM

Congratulations and huzzah! I am delighted to report that Huntington productions received 3 Elliot Norton Awards at last night’s ceremony: The Jungle Book — Outstanding Musical Production by a Large Theatre; The Seagull — Outstanding Ensemble, Lar...

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An Exclusive Interview With Funny, Sexy Smart People

by: Thom Dunn at 05/21/2014 02:13 PM

Go behind the scenes (and the basketball court) of Smart People  with playwright Lydia R. Diamond and cast members Eunice Wong, McKinley Belcher III, Miranda Craigwell, and Roderick Hill.  Page property . . From page: Smart People : A Conversation...

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