The following information was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:
The Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown has announced a fall season of performances, exhibitions and arts education programs. From theater, comedy, dance and music to new exhibits and arts education, from returning favorites to new partnerships, there’s plenty of variety in this season’s lineup.
The Ivy League of Comedy brings Jon Fisch, Karen Bergreen and Shaun Eli to Mosesian Arts on October 7. Boston native Jon Fisch was chosen as Comedy Central Fresh Face of Comedy early in his career and was named one of Backstage magazine’s 10 Most Outstanding Stand-Ups. Karen Bergreen is a comedian and novelist who has appeared on Comedy Central, the Oxygen Network, Nick Mom, The View and The Joy Behar Show. Host and master storyteller Shaun Eli proves there’s hilarity in the ordinary if you approach life with a comedic twist. The Ivy League of Comedy will be back December 16 with Kerri Louise, Tony Deyo and host Shaun Eli.
The Afro-Semitic experience play Mosesian Arts on October 8. This group of six Jewish-American and African-American musicians have been performing together for twenty-five years and describe themselves as “rooted in American jazz with a multicultural soul.” Together they merge their Jewish and Afro-diasporic musical roots, melodies and grooves, combining the fundamental concepts of ase and shalom – power, action, unity and peace.
Jazz artist John Baboian returns to Mosesian Arts with The John Baboian Ensemble: a jazzy Halloween on October 26. The ensemble consists of Baboian and other longtime Berklee College of Music faculty. Together, they will perform jazz standards as well as original compositions to put the audience in the mood for the season with “spooky” jazz.
In November, the cinema will be in the spotlight for a week. Unacceptable Risk: Dr. Margaret Kripke on Cancer and the Environmentto broadcast on November 17, tells the story of a leading cancer researcher who rethinks her assumptions about the causes of cancer and the true burden of environmentally induced cancers. Following the short, there will be a panel discussion with filmmaker Cynthia McKeown, Silent Spring Institute lead scientist Dr. Laurel Schaider, and childhood cancer survivor and community advocate Brian Dellascio. Mosesian Arts will also host the 10th Annual Boston International Children’s Film Festival on November 18 and 19.
Multiverse Concert Series partners with Integral Steps, a nonprofit music education organization, to present reef music on December 3. The concert will mix coral science, live electro-symphonic music and immersive activities for audience members. The musicians are joined by marine biologist Dr. Sarah Davies of Boston University. This event is suitable for children, adults and families, and young musicians aged 5 to 12 are invited to bring their instruments for a musical and scientific improvisation workshop before the show.
Drag couple Briar Blush and Rusty Hammer perform for the second time at Mosesian Arts on December 15 with The Briar and Rusty Show: Viva Las Vegas. This Boston-based drag couple is known for their retro-inspired variety that combines drag, comedy, live music, burlesque, and more.
A one-of-a-kind production A Christmas Carol play Mosesian Arts on December 17 and 18. Nationally acclaimed voice-over artist Dick Terhune plays over thirty roles, bringing to life Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, and of course, that grumpy old miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. With decades of experience, Terhune’s credits include national commercial campaigns, animations and games, as well as audiobooks and narrations.
Moses arts Watertown Children’s Theater begins its 40th season with three fall productions: Nick Tickle, fairy tale detective (21-23 October); Something rotten! (November 11-13); and Once upon a time (December 2). In an effort that will continue over the next year, fundraising campaign contributions of up to $100,000 will be matched by an anonymous donor to name the Mosesian Arts Black Box Theater in honor of the WCT founder. , Dinah Lane.
New Repertory Theater also returns to the scenes of the Moses arts. On September 30 and October 1, New Rep will present Thinking back, a new dance and theater piece, with RootsUprising and Theater for the People. Soul-funk jam band The GroovaLottos will perform on October 1 and 2 as part of New Rep’s Saturday Stories/Sunday Celebration series. The Sunday show will also feature Abilities Dance Boston.
Exhibitions and art education
Annual of Moses Arts Members exhibitionwhich gives current members of the arts center the opportunity to showcase their work, is on display until October 14. Notable in this year’s members’ exhibition of multimedia works is the number of artists who have turned to nature for inspiration, comfort and reflection.
The next exhibition, Flash Art, is also a benefit event. One hundred works will be sold to one hundred patrons for $100 each. The exhibition dates are from October 28 to November 16. A reception will be held on November 3.
A call for art is open for Abstract Art: Contemporary Approaches until October 10. Mosesian Arts invites artists to submit work exploring ideas about what it means to work abstractly and/or non-objectively today. Artists exploring color, texture, organic and geometric shapes and line in different media such as drawing, painting, printmaking, fiber, digital, sculpture, collage and photography are all encouraged to apply. . The exhibition will be presented from November 22 to January 13.
Mosesian Arts has launched a fall season of arts education programs offering thirty performing and visual arts classes for children, teens and adults. New classes and workshops will continue to be announced throughout the season, and registration for the winter term will begin in late fall.
About the Mosesian Arts Center
The Mosesian Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary arts venue located on the Charles River in Watertown, Massachusetts. The 30,000 square foot center, located in a historic 1894 fabrication shop on a former U.S. Army arsenal, houses a 339-seat main theater, 100-seat black box theater, exhibit galleries, art classrooms and a rehearsal studio. Mosesian Arts is located 10 miles from downtown Boston, borders Brighton and the Charles, and is easily accessible from surrounding suburbs and MetroWest.
Programs include professional theater and musical performances, comedy, gallery exhibits, literary and artistic discussions, and performing and visual arts classes and workshops for all ages. Watertown Children’s Theatre, the performing arts education program of Mosesian Arts, offers exceptional lessons and performances for young people and families. The venue also hosts famous and cutting-edge performing arts companies from across the Greater Boston area.