Mosesian Center Winter Dates Includes Watertown Children’s Theatre, Jazz & Art Exhibitions

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The following announcement was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

Recently reopened after a major renovation of the lobby and gallery spaces, the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown has announced a winter season of performances, exhibitions, and classes for diverse art enthusiasts and creators of every age and type.

“After waiting over eighteen months to reopen,” said Executive Director Darren Farrington, “we’re thrilled offer so much to do, see, learn, and create at Mosesian Arts this winter. While COVID has delayed the start of some January programming, we’re taking precautions seriously and we’re hopeful that audiences and students will see us as a safe and welcoming destination for the arts.”

Performances

The Dark House, a world premiere play by Rachel Maddox, explores technology, influencers, and popularity gone wrong in a contemporary thriller that reflects on the power of social media and how much control it has in our lives. The play features actors in grades 6 through 8 in the Watertown Children’s Theatre program. January 28-30.

Clue: On Stage is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery based on the iconic movie and classic board game. High school actors in the of Watertown Children’s Theatre perform. February 4-6.

The Andrew Wilcox Sextet Featuring Yoron Israel brings modern jazz back to the Mosesian Arts stage. Led by Wilcox, a Hart School-trained pianist, the sextet will feature famed local percussionist Yoron Israel, Chair and Professor of Percussion at Berklee College of Music. February 11.

Are You Mad at Me? A Drag Cabaret with Patty Bourée is an evening of live singing, drag, and storytelling. Along with Patty Bourrée, the performance features Brendon Shapiro on piano and Boston’s favorite drag darlings, Rusty Hammer and Briar Blush. February 12.

Improv Asylum’s Taylor, the Next Jedi: An Improvised Star Wars Parody is a fun-filled interactive show for the whole family where the audience shapes the newest legendary story inspired by favorite interstellar characters. Each show is driven by suggestions from the audience, and the star of the show, “Taylor, the Next Jedi” is chosen from the audience. February 16-27.

Exhibitions

The Member Exhibition 2021, featuring the work of over forty local artists, is on display through January 28

Human/Nature, Mosesian Arts’ next exhibition, reflects on our rapidly changing environment and challenges both artists and viewers to think critically about the climate through art. February 14 – April 22.

YardArt 2022, returning after a successful launch in 2021, invites Watertown residents to create, display, view, and celebrate their homegrown creativity in their own yards. Registration has begun, and artworks will be on display March 4 – April 3.

Education

After a nearly two-year absence, in-person classes — performing arts for youth, visual arts for youth and adults — return to the Mosesian Arts building this winter. Because of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, first class meetings have been delayed to the end of January. Registration is also open for youth vacation-week programs in February and April, and summer registration opens on January 13. Complete program listings and additional information are online at www.mosesianarts.org/education/info.

COVID-19 Safety

Joining several other performance venues in the region, the Mosesian Center for the Arts requires visitors age 12 and over to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a recent negative test. Masks are required for everyone entering the building as well. A complete list of current COVID safety policies is online at www.mosesianarts.org/covid-safety.

About Mosesian Center for the Arts

The Mosesian Center for the Arts is a vibrant multi-disciplinary arts organization in Watertown, Massachusetts. The 30,000 square foot arts center, located within a former United States Army arsenal, houses a 340-seat main stage theater, a 100-seat black box theater, exhibition galleries, classrooms, a rehearsal hall, and resident artist studios. Mosesian Arts is located six miles from downtown Boston, borders the Charles River and the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, and is easily accessible from surrounding suburbs and Metro West. Programming includes professional theatrical and musical performances, gallery exhibitions, literary and art discussions, and performing and visual arts classes and workshops for all ages. Watertown Children’s Theatre is Mosesian Arts’ flagship performing arts education program, providing exceptional theater arts classes and performances for youth and families. The venue also hosts celebrated and cutting-edge performing arts companies in the Greater Boston region, such as New Repertory Theatre, Flat Earth Theatre, Improv Asylum, Guerilla Opera, and Boston Midsummer Opera.

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