Mosesian Center Offering Special Offer to New Rep Community

The Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown. (Courtesy Photo)

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

The Mosesian Center for the Arts is truly heartbroken with New Rep’s closure, as it has not only meant the loss of programming on our stages, but impacts so many of our colleagues, collaborators, and friends. We are grateful to New Rep’s staff, artists, and administrators for their longtime partnership, and we wish everyone all the best and much future success! FREE AND DISCOUNT MEMBERSHIPS

We are reaching out to the New Rep community with a special offer of a FREE Mosesian Arts Insider Membership. MCA insiders receive regular newsletters with details about upcoming performances, programs, classes, and other events. MCA Insider members are also eligible to submit artwork to MCA’s Annual Members Exhibition with a guarantee of at least one entry annually.

Holiday Makers Market Coming to Mosesian Center for the Arts

The following information came from the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

On November 25 & 26, the Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving Weekend, join Mosesian Arts for our first Holiday Makers Market! Crafters, creatives, artists, and artisans from Watertown, Greater Boston, and around New England offer a wide range of affordable, giftable, one-of-a-kind creations. We’ve got jewelry, pottery, handknits, and greeting cards; calendars, paintings, ornaments, photo prints, and so much more to choose from. The Makers Market also coincides with our annual Members Exhibition in the MCA galleries, with many pieces for sale, which we encourage all visitors to explore. In addition to our artist vendors, we’ll be joined both days by Lawson’s Finest Liquids for a pop-up brewery event in the MBar, and by local food vendors and musicians.

Two Watertown Natives Bring Play Focused on Interrogation of JFK’s Assassin to the Mosesian Center

Louis Fantasia was in West Junior Middle School — the former name of Watertown Middle School — when the principal came on the school P.A. system and announced the school was closed for the rest of the day. “They didn’t say anything about what it was. They just dismissed us and sent us home,” he said. “In those days there were maybe 10 houses between the school and Main Street, so all the old ladies saw us coming out of school, and they knew something was up, and that’s when people turned on their radios and TV.”

What had happened? JFK had just been assassinated, one of those moments that pauses our collective historical memory and everyone can recall clearly exactly where they were and what they were doing.

Mosesian Arts’ Members Exhibition Explores a Variety of Themes

Ann Forbush’s “Time Signature” will be on display during the Mosesian Center for the Arts’ Members Exhibition. (Courtesy of the MCA)

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

The Mosesian Center for the Arts is excited to showcase a diverse body of art works from our current members. The upcoming exhibition gives our artist members the opportunity to demonstrate many and various ways to create work. In addition, artists explore a variety of themes. Several of the artists have turned to nature for inspiration, for comfort, and reflection.

Mosesian Center for Arts Seeks to Fill Void Left by New Rep’s Closing

The Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown. (Courtesy Photo)

For nearly two decades, the Mosesian Center for the Arts and the New Repertory Theatre went together hand in hand, but that relationship comes to an end this year after New Rep’s announcement that it will be closing. Since the Mosesian Center opened its doors in 2005 — known then as the Arsenal Center for the Arts — New Rep has been the primary user of the stages at the arts facility located in the Arsenal on the Charles. “They were the resident theater company . They have been since the Arts Center opened in September 2005 — an 18-year history,” said Mosesian Arts’ Executive Director Darren Farrington.

Chamber’s Authors & Innovation Event Coming to Watertown

The Charles River Chamber’s Knowing What Matters: The Changing Mindset of Business event, part of the Authors and Innovators Business Ideas Festival, will be hosted by the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown. The Charles River Regional Chamber provided the following information:

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown


The Authors and Innovators event is free, open to all

Today’s emerging leaders face unprecedented challenges. They need to work harder, smarter, and know what matters. That means tracking the latest developments in tech, retaining and attracting the right team, considering the broader community, and understanding that the only constant is change. 

Join us for this special event at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown to explore how leaders can navigate today’s business environment with determination, humility, and humor. FEATURED SPEAKERS

RON SHAICHAuthor of Knowing What MattersRon Shaich is the founder and former Chairman and CEO of Panera Bread and of Au Bon Pain and is the current Chairman and a lead investor in Cava, Tatte, Life Alive, and Level99.In Shaich’s last two decades as CEO, Panera generated annualized shareholder returns of 25 percent and was the best performing stock in the restaurant industry. Shaich is often credited with defining the $100 billion fast casual segment and is known for continually disrupting industry paradigms to find new ways to build companies of value and with values.

Mosesian Arts Hosting Open Mid Comedy Event, No Experience Needed

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

Join us this Friday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. for Open Mic Comedy! We’ve got a few spots left to perform and room still in the audience. For audience, admission is FREE, but reservations are recommended at There will be cabaret seating at tables in the lobby, additional tables in the bar, and plenty of standing room. The bar and concessions will be open 30 minutes before showtime and throughout the show.

Watch Videos from This Week’s Council President Forums, Catch the School Committee Hopefuls Monday

The candidates running for City Council President appeared in two candidate forums this week. Don’t worry if you missed them, you can watch the replays. Also, Monday night, the five School Committee candidates will appear in a live forum. On Wednesday night incumbent Mark Sideris and challenger Clyde Younger responded to questions on a variety of subjects during the candidate forum sponsored by Watertown News and Watertown Cable Access TV. The event took place at the Watertown Free Public Library and was broadcast by WCA-TV.