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Levy Writes Collaboration is First Step in Planning Emerson Stage Season: HowlRound

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Annie G. Levy, Artistic Director of Emerson Stage

Emerson Stage Artistic Director Annie G. Levy writes for HowlRound about how important collaboration is in being the first step when planning Emerson Stage’s season.

“In selecting a theatre season at an academic institution or training program, that emphasis shifts specifically and significantly from the stakeholders in the production to the stakeholders in the process: the students,” writes Levy.

Emerson Stage operates within the Performing Arts Department, serves 550 students, and produces a nine-show season that includes two musicals and one theatre piece for young audiences each academic year. 

“… my goal has been to find meaningful ways to increase and formalize student involvement in our season selection process,” writes Levy. “This includes exposing students to all the producorial challenges, necessary compromises, and long-term strategies that are always required when planning a season. Ideally, the entire performing arts community will start seeing the season as a testament of their values rather than a series of individual shows.”

Read more of Levy’s essay on HowlRound.

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