Blog entries posted during 2016

The Art in Disgraced

by: Phaedra Scott at 01/07/2016 05:34 PM

In Disgraced , Emily creates a portrait of her husband Amir, inspired by Diego Velazquez’s Portrait of Juan de Pareja. Emily’s role in Disgraced and the explicit inclusion of  Portrait of Juan de Pareja ’s in Ayad Akhtar’s script provide fodder fo...

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by: Carolyn MacLeod at 01/22/2016 05:30 PM

The Huntington Theatre Company has a highly literary season this year, which is wonderful news for us book nerds! Below you’ll find book pairings to go with the final four productions of the Huntington’s 2015-2016 season. If you read any of these...

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Catching Up with Kirsten Greenidge

by: Phaedra Scott at 02/12/2016 02:00 PM

“I’m an artist. I write plays. So my first call — to the heavens, to battle — usually involves a call to create in the midst of so much destruction,” says Milk Like Sugar playwright Kirsten Greenidge on her topical, ripped from the headlines plays...

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Celebrations and Lessons: August Wilson Monologue Competition student diary

by: at 05/10/2016 01:13 PM

2016 August Wilson Monologue Competition Massachusetts first runner-up, Victoria Omoregie, shares the joys and lessons she'll take away from her trip to New York for the Monologue Competition national finals. Going to New York for the August Wilso...

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Sorry, Wrong Title: 2015-2016 Edition

by: at 07/01/2016 06:43 PM

Dear fellow Bostonians, We get it - eight show titles are a lot to remember. But over the years we've come to understand you. Still, we do like to chuckle a bit at what shows you THINK you're coming to see. Here's a list of the shows from the...

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Why It Matters

by: Lizzy Benway at 08/04/2016 05:22 PM

“I feel found.” The statement feels odd. It’s heavy and profound, defined by an understanding that stretches beyond the typical awareness of a teenager. But she said it. With a vibrant smile on her face and eyes focused on the stage, this Boston...

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The Hidden Images in "Sunday in the Park with George"

by: Sabrina Katz at 10/07/2016 11:04 AM

As you may know, the inspiration for Stephen Sondheim’s musical Sunday in the Park with Georg e is based on Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte . The painting is 7-feet by 10-feet and focuses on the pointillist sty...

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