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Author: Michael Rocco

Recently, we commissioned a short play entitled Garden State by Sam Hamashima for Play at Home! Garden State follows a bee named Polly as she embarks on an adventure to come home before nightfall after being trapped in a glass jar. As she struggles navigating around the forest, she gains the help of two fireflies and realizes how she must listen to other

One month ago, thousands raised their voices to declare that “Black Lives Matter”. Protests happened across the Commonwealth, statues were removed, and books were purchased.  But for anyone who was tempted to believe that racism stops at the borders of a liberal enclave, last Friday serves as a stark reminder of why the Black Lives Matter movement is so

We at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston commit ourselves to the dismantling of systemic racism—both in our organization and in the greater community. We need to talk.With ourselves.With our children.With our leaders.And with each other. And we need to act. With our resources: Black Lives MatterNAACPStream to Donate With our selves: 5 Ways to Show Up for Racial Justice Today75 Things White People Can Do

Here are some of the books that our staff is reading right now! 1. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles “It brought me to tears.” - Matt Chapuran, Executive Director Set in 1922, A Gentleman in Moscow follows Count Alexander Rostov as he is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel called the Metropol. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by

Need new shows to binge-watch in quarantine? Here are some of what our staff recommend! 1. The Great British Baking Show “We are watching it as I write this.” - RenĂ© Morrisette, Development Manager The Great British Baking Show is exactly what the title says it is—a group of amateur bakers compete against each other in a series of rounds in hopes to

Need some new things to cook in the kitchen during your time in quarantine? Here are some of our staff’s recommendations! 1. Bon Appetit's Tahini Billionaire Shortbread Bars “They are beautiful and crowd pleasing!” - Katherine Shaver, Assistant Box Office Manager If you have a sweet tooth and want to try a new and unique dessert, look no further because Tahini Billionaire Shortbread

Need music recommendations and podcasts to listen to during your time in quarantine? Here are some tunes and talks our staff is listening to right now! 1. You’re Wrong About “Did you know self checkouts help explain why white collar crime is not prosecuted enough?” - Nora Conley, General Manager If you’re interested in listening to deep dives into past trends and

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