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XX Playlab: HOOKMAN

Part of the XX PlayLab


First public read:
Sunday, October 30 - 7pm
Second public read:
Thursday, January 5 - 7:30pm
Show runs: Mar. 23 - Apr.14, 2012
Hall A Calderwood Pavilion

Closed April 14, 2012


Being a freshman in college is hard when your roommate is weird, home is far away, and Hookman is everywhere! What's Lexi to do when her old high school friend, Jess, gets killed...I mean - has an accident, a car accident, I think? Not even Facebook stalking the dead can calm the creepy feelings spilling out of the shadows in this existential comic horror slasher - a new play by Lauren Yee.

 

“ Yee is a talented young writer [whose] voice is absolutely worth a listen!”
– nytheatre.com

XX PLAYLAB is a program developed by the Boston Center for the Arts that fulfills an urgent need in the theatre community by supporting female playwrights in the development and production of new scripts. The BCA and Company One will provide a dramaturgical advisor and workshop one new play over the course of a season, from initial reading to a full production.
 

 


OUT OF THE BOX


August 14, 2012
Roberts Theatre,
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA


A competitive multimedia event of extravagant, show stopping brilliance spanning over three nights, Out-of-the-Box brings performance to the next level. Using a theme for each evening, local performers from all backgrounds — actors, musicians, dancers, poets, puppeteers and everything in between — will converge in a multimedia cabaret, the likes of which the Boston theatre scene has never seen. A winner will arise from the dust, judged completely by you, the audience.

 

“SHARP, SMART, FUNNY AND FEARLESS!”

- The Boston Globe

 

 

 

ARTICULATION: ILLUMINATED

 

Saturday April 21, 2012
Saturday April 28, 2012
Friday May 4, 2012
Saturday May 5, 2012

Location: Mills Gallery at the BCA

Taking place in an undisclosed location in the city of Boston, ARTiculation is back with a brand new creation. Illuminated will walk you through the journey of a group of young artists as they begin their trek to become the adults they are often forced to be. From birth to present day wielding poetry as their guiding light ARTiculation: Illuminated will be a multimedia and multi sensory adventure through the creative process. Throw your concepts of Theatre and Production aside as we set out to redefine and blaze our own trail. You in?

 

 

IN OUR NAME: A Play of the Torture Years

by Michael Meltsner
Directed by Victoria Marsh

 

March 27, 7:30pm
Location: Boston Playwright's Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
T Stop: St. Paul (Green Line)


Free and open to the public but seating is limited. To check on availability please contact meltsnerm@gmail.com.

The first dramatic reading of civil rights lawyer Michael Meltsner’s searing depiction of how and why the nation found itself brutally treating the men it detained-- some with good reason, some with stunning caprice-- after 9/11. The play confronts the government rationalizations, the bizarre military hearings and the willful blindness of the public to what was happening behind barbed wire. Brendan Shea of the American Repertory Theatre called IN OUR NAME a “living essay” in which the United States actions at Guantanamo are put on trial. “The play’s vibrant and visceral language is a great vehicle …to communicate the complex issues.” The author is well known in the legal world for his representation of hundreds of death row inmates and for the case that restored Mohammad Ali’s right to box.

 

 

A post play panel will include:

Stephen Oleskey
, a partner at the firm of WilmerHale in Boston, and since 2004 co-lead counsel in the case of Boumediene v. Bush, a federal habeas corpus suit that successfully challenged the imprisonment of six men from Bosnia without charge or trial at Guantanamo Bay. Following the first-ever Guantanamo habeas trial in November 2008, a federal judge ordered five of the six men released immediately. Five of the six have left Guantanamo.

Joshua Rubenstein, involved with human rights and international affairs for more than 35 years as an activist, scholar and journalist He is the Northeast Regional Director of Amnesty International USA. His latest book is Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary’s Life.

Sabin Willett, a partner at the firm of Bingham McCutchen, led his firm’s team to landmark victories in its representation of Guantanamo prisoners, including the first-ever review of a prisoner’s case under the Detainee Treatment Act and the first-ever habeas judgment ordering prisoners’ immediate release into the United States.


Doris Tennant
, of Tennant Lubell, LLC, Newton, Massachusetts, who with her law partner Ellen Lubell, represented a Guantanamo detainee held for long periods in solitary confinement over 8 years until he was forcibly repatriated to Algeria. She specializes in the out of court resolution of divorce and family matters, through collaborative law, mediation, and negotiation.