United Story: Boston Beyond Today, a series of events using theatre, poetry, music, film and visual art based on stories from the community, will focus attention on police brutality, structural racism, and the uprisings in Ferguson and around the country. There will be events on February 28 at First Church Somerville, March 27 at the Multicultural Arts Center (part of the “We are…” Festival with the Poets’ Theatre), and April 29 at the Boston Center for the Arts. Featuring cement, love, nothing else and Lucky, two short plays I wrote based on interviews with members of the community. Performances are followed by a facilitated discussion to strategize what we as a community can do in response to the stories we can no longer ignore. Proceeds go to Better Opportunities, Inc. More info here.
There will be a free staged reading of The River and the Sea, March 30 at 7:30 at New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, MA, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. The reading will be followed by a talkback discussion with the playwright. Call the Box Office at 617-923-8487 to reserve your complimentary spot. More info here.
Quixote in Kabul, a musical and dramatic spectacle centering on the inner journey of an American soldier in Afghanistan whose experiences strangely strangely mirror those found in Don Quixote. Featuring a new script by Danny, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. Flamenco dances and sorrowful songs, Turkish rhythms and chants, and Renaissance European music intertwine as the story unfolds, evoking parallels between the geopolitical and religious strifes of Cervantes’ time and those of our own. Part of the series Cervantine Stories, Quixotic Moments, celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of Part II of Don Quixote de la Mancha (1615-2015). Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 at the Tsai Performance Center at Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. Free and open to the public. RSVP on facebook!