Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. A while back, we asked curators, editors, and presenters (aka artistic gatekeepers) for one piece of advice they'd give to artists. This month, we're turning the tables and asking artists, What is ONE THING you wish more gatekeepers would incorporate into their selection process? Dana … [Read more...]
Highlighting the work and voices of individual artists.
Cambridge playwright Amy Merrill collaborated with Iraqi artist Elham Nasser Al-Zabeedy to create "The Song Which Has Forgotten to Grow Older," a play with music. The play will be performed twice in June - Friday, June 15, 2018, 7 PM, Atlantic Wharf in Boston and Sunday, June 24, 2018, Arts at the Armory in Somerville - as part of Her Story Is, an evening of performances and … [Read more...]
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we asked, How do you deal with stress and burn-out, as an artist? Kavita Pillay, filmmaker If being stressed out earned awards, I'd have a shelf lined with trophies. And for those of us who excel at stress, what a time to be alive! Last summer, after too many late nights … [Read more...]
Nina Louise Morrison is one of the four playwrights commissioned to write new plays for The Greenhouse Playlab: A Climate Change Theater Incubator. An excerpt of her new play THE VAULT will be read at the Museum of Science (5/4, 70-10 PM), and there will be a workshop performance at the Democracy Center in Cambridge (5/6, 7 PM). We asked the 2017 Mass Cultural Council … [Read more...]
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. The concept of "meaning" can be fraught when it comes to creating and engaging with works of art. How does a work's meaning interact with an artist's intention, or with its audience's perceptions? Does the meaning of the work change as its creation progresses? This month, we asked, Do you … [Read more...]