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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Star Cycles: Composer/Performer Karl Saint Lucy and Their Production, “Different Stars: A Reckoning with Time, Trauma, and Circumstance” by James Montaño

On August 15, 2020 composer and performer Karl Saint Lucy, director Raquel Cion, and ChamberQueer will present Different Stars: A Reckoning with Time, Trauma, and Circumstance—a live-strea…

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Lloyd Lutara: The Ugandan Artist Who Refuses to Box a Story by James Montaño

Lloyd Lutara (LL) is a multi-form storyteller writing and producing theatre, film, fiction and television. By taking a single story and adapting it for different media, he is breaking the …

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Return of the Revolutionaries: “rEVOLUTION” at the Boston Ballet by James Montaño

From Stravinsky’s dissonant strings heralding the arrival of four black and white clad men in the Pas de Quatre of George Balanchine’s Agon, to the final shimmering teal twist of dancers…

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The Democracy of a Whale Ship (and then a Vaudeville) by James Montaño

Moby-Dick at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA For those who are not familiar with the narrative construction of Herman Melville’s classic text, Moby-Dick, the novel encyclop…

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Nostalgia on Parade: “White Christmas” on Tour in Boston by James Montaño

When the full company of the touring cast of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas bursts into the title song at the show’s finale, it is an exuberant moment of rich harmony and gorgeous stagi…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Ritualizing Identities: “SUGA” by Travis Coe at Double Edge Theatre Company in Ashfield, Massachusetts by James Montaño

At the center of the large wooden barn is a makeshift altar, wrapped in gauze and adorned in flowers, candles, and partially constructed mannequins. A voice fills the broad, earthy space, wa…

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Mozart by Way of Cape Town by James Montaño

The Magic Flute by the Isango Ensemble at ArtsEmerson When the Isango Ensemble plays—on only eight marimbas—the opening strains of Mozart’s Overture for their adaptation of The Magic F…

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Drag, Disco, and the Donkey by James Montaño

By James Montaño. James Montaño discusses The Donkey Show, cross-gendered performances vs. drag, camp as an aesthetic concept, and more.

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