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Week Five :: July 24–31

The Authentic Comedic Voice: A Week in Partnership with the National Comedy Center

  • The art of comedy is deeply personal, requiring artists and creators to tap into their own experience to hone a unique, resonant and authentic voice.
  • In this week, we examine how comedians working in an array of genres, media and styles have found their voices, developed their voices and mobilized their voices to communicate with audiences in impactful — and entertaining — ways.

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Authentic Comedic Voice: Truth Born of Struggle

What we expect from the Art of Comedy is something silly, foolish, witty, or an unexpected twist or deviation from expected reality. It has been posited, however, that authentic comedic articulation, while producing laughter and hilarity, frequently arises out of struggle, out of pathos and the need to speak truth. “We laugh because it’s funny; we laugh – or cry – because it’s true.” In this week we invite the voices of the healers who make us laugh.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 01:00pm EDT

    Online Opera Chat: The Mother of Us All

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    Join us for a brief online conversation between General and Artistic Director Steven Osgood and Stage Director Keturah Stickann, as they discuss The Mother of Us All, which will close our 2020 mainstage season on August 1.



    Location: Zoom