A.R.T. opens up with virtual programming
In announcing its virtual fall season, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) lists a new series, a musical, and a world premiere among its offerings. Under the leadership of Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, the fall will include three conversation series: Behind the Scenes, featuring A.R.T. artists making work; Civically Speaking, examining politics, history, and the meaning of democracy; and ‘The Lunch Room,’ A.R.T.’s popular weekly talk show. Later this fall, the A.R.T. will be co-producing the world premiere of a new play in partnership with four theaters across the country.
In addition to the virtual programming and events listed below, A.R.T. is centering several ongoing collaborations and partnerships:
- With Lisa Yancey and the Yancey Consulting team, to build an anti-racist practice and anti-oppressive organization. A.R.T will share new actions on its social media channels and website, aggregating these actions into summary reports on a quarterly basis. The first report will specifically address the BIPOC Demands for White American Theatre, to be released by Nov. 16.
- With the Healthy Buildings Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, to create new editions of our “Roadmap for Recovery and Resilience for Theater,” a living document for cultural venues around the country to access public health strategies for safety and resilience.
- With the Harvard Center for Wellness and Health Promotion (CWHP), integrating wellness practices and workshops into our audience experience to foster connection and well-being, particularly during this time of isolation and uncertainty.
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