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Toys For Tots Program

November 16, 2019 - December 16, 2019
Free

This holiday season marks the ninth annual Emerson College Police Department Toys for Tots program.  The ECPD in partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps has collected more than 1,200 new toys for less fortunate children in the greater Boston area.

The Emerson community has been very generous and has made this program very successful.  For those wishing to drop off a new unwrapped toy, there will be a drop off bins at various locations throughout the College or you can drop the toy off at the Emerson College Police Station, 114 Boylston Street (next to the Barnes & Noble Bookstore).

The ECPD will be accepting new unwrapped toys through Monday, December 16. As Always, the ECPD thank you for your support, and happy holidays!

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ArtsEmerson: An Iliad

November 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - November 25, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 24, 2019

Robert J. Orchard Stage, 558 Washington Street
Boston, 02111 United States
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$25

An Iliad unfurls the final weeks of a legendary, decade-long siege where Greek legends mercilessly battled over the fall of Troy. This Obie Award–winning adaptation of Homer’s epic poem places one man on a bare stage with a simple question to ask: Has anything really changed since the Trojan War? Directed by Lisa Peterson and starring Tony Award–winning actor Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story, True Blood, Dallas Buyers Club and This Is Us), An Iliad in a sweeping account of humanity’s unshakable attraction to violence.

This encore performance brings An Iliad back to Boston after six years, giving audiences a chance to discover an astonishing, award-winning play the Boston Globe called “nothing short of mesmerizing.” Described as wrenching, visceral, breathtaking, and formidably powerful by critics, it’s an experience not to be missed.

6:00 pm

Disinformation & Performance: A Workshop with Alex Juhasz and Ioana Jucan

November 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The production of disinformation involves intense dramatization; its distribution exploits affect, belief, and human psychology and relies heavily on performativity. The mechanisms for user engagement, especially at the level of affect, are akin to those used in a theatrical performance, where not only the behavior of the actors playing characters is staged, but also its effects on the audience are carefully planned.

An experiment in radical digital media literacy, this participatory workshop combines theatre and performance methods with insights from media and communication studies to construct alternative scripts and modes of authentication that undo the logics that drive the proliferation of disinformation, recharging affective changes that have been used to manipulate users. Come make play(s)! No prior experience with art and performance required. Pizza will be served; RSVP encouraged at ioana_jucan@emerson.edu.

Dr. Alexandra Juhasz is the chair of the Film Department at Brooklyn College, CUNY. She makes and studies committed media practices that contribute to political change and individual and community growth. The author and/or editor of six books, her most recent include The Blackwell Companion on Contemporary Documentary (Wiley Blackwell, 2015) and Sisters in the Life: 25 Years of African-American Lesbian Filmmaking (Duke University Press, 2018). Her current work is on and about feminist Internet culture, including fake news, YouTube, and feminist pedagogy and community. With Anne Balsamo, she was founding co-facilitator of the network FemTechNet.

 

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