By Jake Mouchawar, Production Dramaturg (This Golden Day) This Golden Day features ten religions: Sikhism, Buddhism, Christianity, Wicca, Judaism, Jainism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism, and Ancient Greece. Eleven professional writers were commissioned by director Devanand Janki to create 5-minute musical theatre pieces revolving around or influenced […]
By Jake Mouchawar, Production Dramaturg (This Golden Day) Many theatre companies across the field have been looking for new ways to reach audiences during this pandemic, and Emerson Stage is right at the heart of this trend. Since last March, Emerson students have been learning […]
By Jake Mouchawar, Production Dramaturg (This Golden Day: A virtual musical) Director Devanand Janki is always on the move. He’s previously worked both on-and-off Broadawy as an actor, a choreographer, and a director in venues including the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and Winter Garden […]
By Chandler David, Production DramaturgFeaturing Nathaniel Justiniano, Movement Director and Performing Arts Faculty Chandler David:Tell me a little bit about your experience with physical comedy and clowning. Nathaniel Justinano:Sure, I received training in physical theater, commedia, red nose clown, and bouffon at Dell’Arte International School […]
By Chandler David, Production Dramaturg The life of Don Freeman is one that steadily followed the course of Corduroy’s journey. Freeman is the author of more than 20 children’s books, including the original, classic Corduroy book that inspired this play. Just as our favorite green […]
Thank you to all who auditioned for the first two production of our Spring 2021 semester, Everybody and Marisol. We are pleased to share the cast lists for these productions. EVERYBODY CAST LIST Somebody—Zeiana AndradeSomebody—Emma DavisSomebody—Allison EarlSomebody—Jayse MatrishonSomebody—Amanda VazquezUsher/Understanding/God—Kandyce WhittinghamDeath—Sara TaylorLittle Girl / Time—Ava PetreccaLove—Sarah […]
By Rocío Perez, Dramaturg, The Resistsible Rise of Arturo Ui In the first few lines of Bertolt Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui we hear an announcer:“Ladies and Gentlemen, we present todaythe great historical gangster play!”This introduction to the show is a reminder of […]
Can we maintain our sense of community and collaboration with each other, our bonds with our audience, re-create the electricity that we know can take place in the air, “live,” between performers and audience from a platform stage—with home viewers on a Transmedia platform?
Thank you to all who auditioned for our Fall 2020 productions, including Men On Boats, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Corduroy, and A NEW Song Cycle (previously Godspell). We are pleased to share the cast lists for these productions.
By Henry Aceves, Production Dramaturg (NewFest New Play Workshop: Amanuensis, or The Miltons) Our playwright, L, describes Amanuensis, or The Miltons as “a tale, a grapple, a loosely-historically-based feminist fantasia.” The most common association I have with the word “tale” is with a fairy tale: […]