Evergreen seminars provide an excellent opportunity to hear Boston University faculty and noted experts in arts, politics, communications and the sciences share their interests, expertise, and research on a wide variety of subjects. Whether you attend a single seminar or a themed series of talks, you’ll find yourself engaged and inspired by insightful, entertaining, and provocative discussions with some of the best.
Below are the upcoming seminars to be offered by Evergreen this Spring. Advanced registration is required.
SPRING 2018 SEMINAR SERIES
- Is a Violent Crime Wave Sweeping the Nation? Understanding the Construction of Crime Myths and Justice, with Mary Ellen Mastrorilli
Wednesdays, March 14, 21, & 28
GSU Conference Auditorium
775 Commonwealth Ave., 2nd Floor
Explore the myths and realities of crime and justice in the United States in this series of lectures. Presented by Mary Ellen Mastrorilli, associate professor of the practice in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at Metropolitan College, this seminar
series will focus on the growing female offender population, the death penalty as a means of crime control, and the fear of missing children.
- Women of New England: Musicians, Painters & Authors, with Virginia Eskin
Wednesdays, March 7, 14 & 28
GSU Conference Auditorium
775 Commonwealth Ave., 2nd floor
World-renowned pianist and lecturer and longtime Evergreen program contributor Virginia Eskin will showcase and explore the New England region and its effect on creative souls over the years, with a focus on female artists. Eskin will perform compositions,
and demonstrate through music how the sounds of nature are represented in music via birdsong and the depiction of mountains, insects, and flowers. In addition, she will describe how abstract concepts are channeled using harmonies and literature.
- Best Short Stories, with Taline Voskeritchian
Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 & May 2
Metcalf Science Center (SCI)
590 Commonwealth Ave., Room 117
Taline Voskeritchian, lecturer in BU’s College of Communication and longtime contributor to the Evergreen Seminar Series, discusses work from Best American Short Stories 2017, edited by Meg Worlitzer. In preparation for the first class, students are asked to purchase their own copy of the collection and read the introduction, “A Small Sacrifice for An Enormous Happiness,” by Jai Chakrabarti, as well as “The Chicane,” by Amy Hempel.
New Repertory Theatre’s Classic Repertory Company is hosting two special events for Evergreen Members!
Classic Repertory Company (CRC) brings performances and workshops to venues all across New England. Our mission is two-fold: first, to break down the physical and economic barriers that limit access to high quality theatre. Second, to provide a bridge between the academic and professional worlds of theatre. Our seven person repertory cast consists entirely of recent graduates from area universities, and provides a launching pad for their future work in the field. CRC is committed to creating inventive productions of classic texts that are firmly rooted in a point of view, a take on the material that is refreshing, contemporary, and bold. Each year we perform one Shakespeare production, and one original adaptation of a classic novel. Past productions have included Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, as well as 1984, The Scarlet Letter, and Of Mice and Men. This year we are touring Othello and To Kill a Mockingbird.
As part of our ongoing partnership with Boston University, we have created two special offers just for Evergreen Members! First, CRC Program Manager Lily Linke and Director Clay Hopper will be holding a talk about the productions. This event is free and open for all members:
Symposium on Revitalizing the Classics for New Audiences
Wednesday April 25th (10am – 11:30am)
Second, for Massachusetts ArtWeek, CRC will be returning to our home base, the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, for two public performances:
To Kill a Mockingbird
May 1st at 7:30pm
May 2nd at 7:30pm
Follow the links to the discounted tickets! You can also call our Box Office at 617-923-8487 to book tickets, and let them know you are using promo code “Evergreen10” for your $10 tickets.
Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal St Watertown, MA 02472