[act-ma] Saturday, Oct. 20: STAIN: weekend performance happening on the Boston Common -- (rain date Sunday Oct. 21)

Mary C. Curtin mary.c.curtin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 07:41:48 PDT 2018

STAIN on the Boston Common

(Boston, MA) Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 2:30 - 3 p.m., STAIN will be
performed on the Boston Common at 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 feel what we feel at this moment in the country's history. STAIN
brings us together with these feelings, not to politicize, but to imagine
what we can become.

Fortson, a longtime resident of Brookline and Jamaica Plain, was trained at
the LeCoq International School of Theater and at the Boston University
Playwriting Program. She has had plays produced in Boston, New York, London,
Japan, and across the U.S.  She has created performances for First Night,
Boston and the Halloween Parade in NYC.  Her documentary play BODY& SOLD,
about teenagers kidnapped into the sex industry, has been produced in 40
states and counting with Tempest Productions, Inc.

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. This season,
six of Ross's students in her Theater and Community class are involved in
the training and planning for this event and will appear as performers on

STAIN is partially supported by a grant from Live Arts Boston.

Raindate is Sunday, October 21.  If you want to come, send us an email (
<mailto:tempest at rcn.com> tempest at rcn.com), and we'll confirm when and where,
following the weather.

STAIN contacts:
Kathleen Moye, 239-851-5284, kathleendmoye at gmail.com
<mailto:kathleendmoye at gmail.com> 
Deborah Lake Fortson, 617-515-2683,  <mailto:tempest at rcn.com>
tempest at rcn.com

Info. links:
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About TEMPEST PRODUCTIONS Tempest Productions makes innovative theater to
illuminate contemporary lives and social issues.  A theater and its audience
can be a lever to shift cultural attitudes.  We are making plays at a moment
in history when people who have been silent are speaking aloud.  New truths
about power and society are erupting daily. A seismic shift in attitudes is
taking place.  We dedicate our creative energies and professional skills to
collaborate in this world-wide growth of vision and play. 



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