https://www.facebook.com/events/162026721387183/ Boston Common
24 Beacon St. (opposite side)
Boston, MA 02133
Art, Performing Arts, Social Good
STAIN on the Boston Common. Held outdoors on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 2:30- 3:00 pm. [Rain date: Sunday, October 21.]
STAIN on the Boston Common, will be performed right near the State House, on the Free Speech Mall. An “extraordinary work of performance art, “ according to David Gullette in ArtsFuse (March 25, 2018), STAIN was performed last March on the Common to honor the victims of the Parkland, Florida shootings in February and the children killed at Sandy Hook, Connecticut.
Created by Deborah Lake Fortson, Boston-based playwright and performance artist, STAIN is a silent performance unfolding red stripes on the hill with signs, drums and bells. Audiences are invited to think about these tragedies and to acknowledge what they feel at this moment in the country’s history.
STAIN brings people together, not to politicize, but to imagine what we can become. Fortson’s company, Tempest Productions, is known for creating innovative theater in order to illuminate contemporary lives and social issues. This Saturday’s performance of STAIN includes a collaboration with Alli Ross, a dance theater artist and Faculty at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, who joined Tempest performers in the STAIN project last spring.