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The Bluest Eye : An Afternoon with The Boston Globe

1/2/2020 Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre
2pm

After the 2pm performance of The Bluest Eye on Sunday, May 3, stay for a post-show conversation with The Boston Globe's Jeneé Osterheldt and Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola.

Jeneé Osterheldt is a culture writer who covers identity and social justice through the lens of culture and the arts. Sometimes this means writing about Cardi B. and black womanhood. Sometimes this means expounding on the importance of athletes taking a knee.

She joined the Globe as a culture writer in 2018. A native of Alexandria, Va. and a graduate of Norfolk State University, Osterheldt was a 2017 Nieman Fellow at Harvard, where her studies focused on the intersection of art and justice. She previously worked as a Kansas City Star culture columnist.

Porsha Olayiwola - poet laureate, City of Boston

Black, futurist, poet, dyke, hip-hop feminist, womanist: Porsha is a native of Chicago who now resides in Boston. Olayiwola is a writer, performer, educator and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, woman, and queer diasporas. She is an Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and the artistic director at MassLEAP, a literary youth organization. Olayiwola is an MFA Candidate at Emerson College. Porsha Olayiwola is the author of i shimmer sometimes, too forthcoming with Button Poetry and is the current poet laureate for the city of Boston.

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The Bluest Eye

Novel by Toni Morrison
Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond | Directed by Awoye Timpo
Apr. 24 – May 24, 2020
Huntington Avenue Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue

After much careful consideration regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the Huntington Theatre Company has decided to reschedule the upcoming production of The Bluest Eye. Ticketholders are encouraged to hold onto their tickets until new dates are announced. LEARN MORE.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s acclaimed debut novel The Bluest Eye. Brought to life as a tremendously moving theatrical event by Boston favorite Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly, Smart People), The Bluest Eye tells the story of Pecola, a young black girl who believes everything in her world would be made wonderful if only she had blue eyes. Enthralling, gorgeously written, and incredibly emotional, The Bluest Eye asks powerful questions concerning racism, beauty, and identity with stunning grace and subtlety.



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