Mass Humanities Events

We are thrilled to partner with Mass Humanities for a series of special events surrounding our productions of Blackberry Winter and Freud’s Last Session.

 

Blackberry Winter events

PLAY READING

Blue Monday by Meridith Friedman
directed by Adrienne Boris
Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30pm
hosted by Watertown Public Library, in partnership with the Playwrights’ Reading Room

An aspiring oil painter is devastated when her husband, a talented poet and her former professor, develops Semantic Dementia. As he begins to lose the semantic meanings of words and objects, painting becomes a way for him to recall mental pictures without the mediation of language. A silent rivalry soon develops as his paintings start to garner attention.

Playwrights Reading Room brings readings of exciting new plays to local libraries, providing communities with access to new work and playwrights with development opportunities.

 

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

I Remember Better When I Paint, a film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner
Tuesday, March 29 at 7pm – hosted by Watertown Public Library

I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s. A film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation.

 

SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM

Meet the Playwright: Steve Yockey
Sunday March 27 at 5:30pm – Charles Mosesian Theater
A conversation about process and production with the playwright.

 

SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM

Fading Memories: The Loss of Self and Personal Identity
Sunday April 3 following the 2pm matinee – Charles Mosesian Theater

Theatre artists, area academics, and experts explore and discuss ideas related to the play and how they impact our world.

Click here to learn about the symposium panelists!

 

Freud’s Last Session events

SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM

The Relationship Between Science and Religion
Sunday May 1 following the 4pm matinee – Charles Mosesian Theater

Theatre artists, area academics, and experts explore and discuss ideas related to the play and how they impact our world.

 

 

This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.