Lenten Contemplative Prayers
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Lenten Contemplative Prayers

All are welcome to join Contemplative Prayer on Wednesday nights throughout Len t. We first meet Wednesday, February 21 from 6pm-6:45pm in the sanctuary to explore prayerful silence in community, and the ways we can support one another to enter into the silent reality of God in our hearts. As James Finley says, "Meditation is a way of slowing down so as to descend into the depths of yourself in the present moment, where God lies waiting to grant you a deep experience of your eternal oneness with God."  All are welcome, no experience necessary! Please email Libby with any questions at libby.gatti@gmail.com

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OTP - An Education in Prudence - Industry Night
Feb
21
8:30 PM20:30

OTP - An Education in Prudence - Industry Night

ABOUT THE SHOW

In 1833, to further their education, two dozen African American girls traveled from across the free states to a new school in a small Connecticut town. They met insults, assaults, and a new law threatening fines and whippings if they remained. Their teacher, a white Quaker woman, was jailed. With their school on trial, they challenged the law itself – their defense, simply that, as they were born in this country, they were citizens entitled to every right of citizenship. Weaving together past and present, AN EDUCATION IN PRUDENCE traces this story through the eyes of young women visiting the modern-day museum about these events and grappling with how to claim America’s promise in the face of powerful men with different views of what makes our nation great.

ABOUT OTP

Open Theatre Project was formed to transform lives and build thriving communities through high-quality theatrical experiences.  We are dedicated to providing artistic opportunities which allow the expression of diverse ideas to traditional and non-traditional audiences.

ur work is defined by the passion of individual artists in partnership with the culture of professionalism and collaboration we build around each of our creative endeavors.

We welcome all backgrounds, skill levels, and perspectives in order to broaden voices in theater with a particular focus on developing opportunities for women, people of color, LGBTQ and the elderly.

 

>> CAST
Christa Brown - Julia, Julia Williams, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Caitlin Gjerdrum - Miss C, Prudence Crandall
Shana Jackson - Ann, Eliza Hammond
Mary O'Donnell - Eleanor Denison, Joyce Peters, Roger Coit, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Kevin Paquette - William Lloyd Garrison, The Judge, Mr. Trowbridge
Tenneh Sillah - Sarah, Sarah Harris
Jon Vellante - Coach Drew, Andrew T. Judson
Regine Vital - Hope, Hope Williams

>>DESIGNERS
Technical Director: Ben Lieberson
Lighting Designer: Ibrahima Tylar Jahumpa
Scenic & Props Designer: Abby Shenker
Costume Designer: Rachael LInker
Sound Designer: Grant Furgiuele

>> PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright: Stefan Lanfer
Director: Pascale Florestal
Historian: Beth Miller
Dramaturg: Phaedra Scott
Stage Manager: Aisha Stewart
ASM : Margaret Kosten
Production Manager: Dustin D. Bell
Producer : Alexandra Smith

>> PERFORMANCE DATES
8PM – Feb 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
3PM – Feb 10, 11, 17, 18, 24
8:30PM - INDUSTRY NIGHT – Feb 21

GET TICKETS

>> PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
OTP is committed to inclusion and access at ALL of our productions. We will be featuring PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performances on Saturday Matinees and at our Wednesday INDUSTRY NIGHT

>> PARKING / ACCESSIBILITY
Street Parking is available after 6PM Mon-Fri & on weekends. We recommend using the public lot on Centre St., grab a bite to eat at one of JP's wonderful restaurants and you'll be a 3 minute walk up to St. John's.

OTP's black box at St. John's Church is wheelchair accessible, however access to rest rooms requires an alternate entrance. We're all about making sure our audience is taken care of, so please let us know if any assistance is needed.

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OTP - An Education in Prudence
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

OTP - An Education in Prudence

ABOUT THE SHOW

In 1833, to further their education, two dozen African American girls traveled from across the free states to a new school in a small Connecticut town. They met insults, assaults, and a new law threatening fines and whippings if they remained. Their teacher, a white Quaker woman, was jailed. With their school on trial, they challenged the law itself – their defense, simply that, as they were born in this country, they were citizens entitled to every right of citizenship. Weaving together past and present, AN EDUCATION IN PRUDENCE traces this story through the eyes of young women visiting the modern-day museum about these events and grappling with how to claim America’s promise in the face of powerful men with different views of what makes our nation great.

ABOUT OTP

Open Theatre Project was formed to transform lives and build thriving communities through high-quality theatrical experiences.  We are dedicated to providing artistic opportunities which allow the expression of diverse ideas to traditional and non-traditional audiences.

ur work is defined by the passion of individual artists in partnership with the culture of professionalism and collaboration we build around each of our creative endeavors.

We welcome all backgrounds, skill levels, and perspectives in order to broaden voices in theater with a particular focus on developing opportunities for women, people of color, LGBTQ and the elderly.

 

>> CAST
Christa Brown - Julia, Julia Williams, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Caitlin Gjerdrum - Miss C, Prudence Crandall
Shana Jackson - Ann, Eliza Hammond
Mary O'Donnell - Eleanor Denison, Joyce Peters, Roger Coit, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Kevin Paquette - William Lloyd Garrison, The Judge, Mr. Trowbridge
Tenneh Sillah - Sarah, Sarah Harris
Jon Vellante - Coach Drew, Andrew T. Judson
Regine Vital - Hope, Hope Williams

>>DESIGNERS
Technical Director: Ben Lieberson
Lighting Designer: Ibrahima Tylar Jahumpa
Scenic & Props Designer: Abby Shenker
Costume Designer: Rachael LInker
Sound Designer: Grant Furgiuele

>> PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright: Stefan Lanfer
Director: Pascale Florestal
Historian: Beth Miller
Dramaturg: Phaedra Scott
Stage Manager: Aisha Stewart
ASM : Margaret Kosten
Production Manager: Dustin D. Bell
Producer : Alexandra Smith

>> PERFORMANCE DATES
8PM – Feb 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
3PM – Feb 10, 11, 17, 18, 24
8:30PM - INDUSTRY NIGHT – Feb 21

GET TICKETS

>> PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
OTP is committed to inclusion and access at ALL of our productions. We will be featuring PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performances on Saturday Matinees and at our Wednesday INDUSTRY NIGHT

>> PARKING / ACCESSIBILITY
Street Parking is available after 6PM Mon-Fri & on weekends. We recommend using the public lot on Centre St., grab a bite to eat at one of JP's wonderful restaurants and you'll be a 3 minute walk up to St. John's.

OTP's black box at St. John's Church is wheelchair accessible, however access to rest rooms requires an alternate entrance. We're all about making sure our audience is taken care of, so please let us know if any assistance is needed.

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OTP - An Education in Prudence
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

OTP - An Education in Prudence

ABOUT THE SHOW

In 1833, to further their education, two dozen African American girls traveled from across the free states to a new school in a small Connecticut town. They met insults, assaults, and a new law threatening fines and whippings if they remained. Their teacher, a white Quaker woman, was jailed. With their school on trial, they challenged the law itself – their defense, simply that, as they were born in this country, they were citizens entitled to every right of citizenship. Weaving together past and present, AN EDUCATION IN PRUDENCE traces this story through the eyes of young women visiting the modern-day museum about these events and grappling with how to claim America’s promise in the face of powerful men with different views of what makes our nation great.

ABOUT OTP

Open Theatre Project was formed to transform lives and build thriving communities through high-quality theatrical experiences.  We are dedicated to providing artistic opportunities which allow the expression of diverse ideas to traditional and non-traditional audiences.

ur work is defined by the passion of individual artists in partnership with the culture of professionalism and collaboration we build around each of our creative endeavors.

We welcome all backgrounds, skill levels, and perspectives in order to broaden voices in theater with a particular focus on developing opportunities for women, people of color, LGBTQ and the elderly.

 

>> CAST
Christa Brown - Julia, Julia Williams, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Caitlin Gjerdrum - Miss C, Prudence Crandall
Shana Jackson - Ann, Eliza Hammond
Mary O'Donnell - Eleanor Denison, Joyce Peters, Roger Coit, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Kevin Paquette - William Lloyd Garrison, The Judge, Mr. Trowbridge
Tenneh Sillah - Sarah, Sarah Harris
Jon Vellante - Coach Drew, Andrew T. Judson
Regine Vital - Hope, Hope Williams

>>DESIGNERS
Technical Director: Ben Lieberson
Lighting Designer: Ibrahima Tylar Jahumpa
Scenic & Props Designer: Abby Shenker
Costume Designer: Rachael LInker
Sound Designer: Grant Furgiuele

>> PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright: Stefan Lanfer
Director: Pascale Florestal
Historian: Beth Miller
Dramaturg: Phaedra Scott
Stage Manager: Aisha Stewart
ASM : Margaret Kosten
Production Manager: Dustin D. Bell
Producer : Alexandra Smith

>> PERFORMANCE DATES
8PM – Feb 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
3PM – Feb 10, 11, 17, 18, 24
8:30PM - INDUSTRY NIGHT – Feb 21

GET TICKETS

>> PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
OTP is committed to inclusion and access at ALL of our productions. We will be featuring PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performances on Saturday Matinees and at our Wednesday INDUSTRY NIGHT

>> PARKING / ACCESSIBILITY
Street Parking is available after 6PM Mon-Fri & on weekends. We recommend using the public lot on Centre St., grab a bite to eat at one of JP's wonderful restaurants and you'll be a 3 minute walk up to St. John's.

OTP's black box at St. John's Church is wheelchair accessible, however access to rest rooms requires an alternate entrance. We're all about making sure our audience is taken care of, so please let us know if any assistance is needed.

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OTP - An Education in Prudence
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

OTP - An Education in Prudence

ABOUT THE SHOW

In 1833, to further their education, two dozen African American girls traveled from across the free states to a new school in a small Connecticut town. They met insults, assaults, and a new law threatening fines and whippings if they remained. Their teacher, a white Quaker woman, was jailed. With their school on trial, they challenged the law itself – their defense, simply that, as they were born in this country, they were citizens entitled to every right of citizenship. Weaving together past and present, AN EDUCATION IN PRUDENCE traces this story through the eyes of young women visiting the modern-day museum about these events and grappling with how to claim America’s promise in the face of powerful men with different views of what makes our nation great.

ABOUT OTP

Open Theatre Project was formed to transform lives and build thriving communities through high-quality theatrical experiences.  We are dedicated to providing artistic opportunities which allow the expression of diverse ideas to traditional and non-traditional audiences.

ur work is defined by the passion of individual artists in partnership with the culture of professionalism and collaboration we build around each of our creative endeavors.

We welcome all backgrounds, skill levels, and perspectives in order to broaden voices in theater with a particular focus on developing opportunities for women, people of color, LGBTQ and the elderly.

 

>> CAST
Christa Brown - Julia, Julia Williams, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Caitlin Gjerdrum - Miss C, Prudence Crandall
Shana Jackson - Ann, Eliza Hammond
Mary O'Donnell - Eleanor Denison, Joyce Peters, Roger Coit, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Kevin Paquette - William Lloyd Garrison, The Judge, Mr. Trowbridge
Tenneh Sillah - Sarah, Sarah Harris
Jon Vellante - Coach Drew, Andrew T. Judson
Regine Vital - Hope, Hope Williams

>>DESIGNERS
Technical Director: Ben Lieberson
Lighting Designer: Ibrahima Tylar Jahumpa
Scenic & Props Designer: Abby Shenker
Costume Designer: Rachael LInker
Sound Designer: Grant Furgiuele

>> PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright: Stefan Lanfer
Director: Pascale Florestal
Historian: Beth Miller
Dramaturg: Phaedra Scott
Stage Manager: Aisha Stewart
ASM : Margaret Kosten
Production Manager: Dustin D. Bell
Producer : Alexandra Smith

>> PERFORMANCE DATES
8PM – Feb 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
3PM – Feb 10, 11, 17, 18, 24
8:30PM - INDUSTRY NIGHT – Feb 21

GET TICKETS

>> PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
OTP is committed to inclusion and access at ALL of our productions. We will be featuring PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performances on Saturday Matinees and at our Wednesday INDUSTRY NIGHT

>> PARKING / ACCESSIBILITY
Street Parking is available after 6PM Mon-Fri & on weekends. We recommend using the public lot on Centre St., grab a bite to eat at one of JP's wonderful restaurants and you'll be a 3 minute walk up to St. John's.

OTP's black box at St. John's Church is wheelchair accessible, however access to rest rooms requires an alternate entrance. We're all about making sure our audience is taken care of, so please let us know if any assistance is needed.

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OTP - An Education in Prudence
Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

OTP - An Education in Prudence

ABOUT THE SHOW

In 1833, to further their education, two dozen African American girls traveled from across the free states to a new school in a small Connecticut town. They met insults, assaults, and a new law threatening fines and whippings if they remained. Their teacher, a white Quaker woman, was jailed. With their school on trial, they challenged the law itself – their defense, simply that, as they were born in this country, they were citizens entitled to every right of citizenship. Weaving together past and present, AN EDUCATION IN PRUDENCE traces this story through the eyes of young women visiting the modern-day museum about these events and grappling with how to claim America’s promise in the face of powerful men with different views of what makes our nation great.

ABOUT OTP

Open Theatre Project was formed to transform lives and build thriving communities through high-quality theatrical experiences.  We are dedicated to providing artistic opportunities which allow the expression of diverse ideas to traditional and non-traditional audiences.

ur work is defined by the passion of individual artists in partnership with the culture of professionalism and collaboration we build around each of our creative endeavors.

We welcome all backgrounds, skill levels, and perspectives in order to broaden voices in theater with a particular focus on developing opportunities for women, people of color, LGBTQ and the elderly.

 

>> CAST
Christa Brown - Julia, Julia Williams, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Caitlin Gjerdrum - Miss C, Prudence Crandall
Shana Jackson - Ann, Eliza Hammond
Mary O'Donnell - Eleanor Denison, Joyce Peters, Roger Coit, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Kevin Paquette - William Lloyd Garrison, The Judge, Mr. Trowbridge
Tenneh Sillah - Sarah, Sarah Harris
Jon Vellante - Coach Drew, Andrew T. Judson
Regine Vital - Hope, Hope Williams

>>DESIGNERS
Technical Director: Ben Lieberson
Lighting Designer: Ibrahima Tylar Jahumpa
Scenic & Props Designer: Abby Shenker
Costume Designer: Rachael LInker
Sound Designer: Grant Furgiuele

>> PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright: Stefan Lanfer
Director: Pascale Florestal
Historian: Beth Miller
Dramaturg: Phaedra Scott
Stage Manager: Aisha Stewart
ASM : Margaret Kosten
Production Manager: Dustin D. Bell
Producer : Alexandra Smith

>> PERFORMANCE DATES
8PM – Feb 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
3PM – Feb 10, 11, 17, 18, 24
8:30PM - INDUSTRY NIGHT – Feb 21

GET TICKETS

>> PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
OTP is committed to inclusion and access at ALL of our productions. We will be featuring PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performances on Saturday Matinees and at our Wednesday INDUSTRY NIGHT

>> PARKING / ACCESSIBILITY
Street Parking is available after 6PM Mon-Fri & on weekends. We recommend using the public lot on Centre St., grab a bite to eat at one of JP's wonderful restaurants and you'll be a 3 minute walk up to St. John's.

OTP's black box at St. John's Church is wheelchair accessible, however access to rest rooms requires an alternate entrance. We're all about making sure our audience is taken care of, so please let us know if any assistance is needed.

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Lenten Contemplative Prayers
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Lenten Contemplative Prayers

All are welcome to join Contemplative Prayer on Wednesday nights throughout Len t. We first meet Wednesday, February 21 from 6pm-6:45pm in the sanctuary to explore prayerful silence in community, and the ways we can support one another to enter into the silent reality of God in our hearts. As James Finley says, "Meditation is a way of slowing down so as to descend into the depths of yourself in the present moment, where God lies waiting to grant you a deep experience of your eternal oneness with God."  All are welcome, no experience necessary! Please email Libby with any questions at libby.gatti@gmail.com

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In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil
Mar
1
5:30 PM17:30

In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil

Join your fellow community members in standing out and speaking up for racial justice and human rights.  Vigils have been held on the first Thursday of every month since December, 2015.  Vigils include speakers and moments of silence.  Speak out against white supremacy from  5:30 - 6:30 pm on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA.

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In The Community - Step by Step Guyana Fundraiser
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

In The Community - Step by Step Guyana Fundraiser

Co-founded by Jim Ellis, the Step By Step School in Georgetown, Guyana serves children with Autism and is funded solely through donations. Jim, and Kerry Davis, a tenured speech language pathologist with expertise in working with children with Autism, provide pro bono clinical and programmatic support to the Step By Step School. The school has grown from 4 students in 2011 to 19 in 2018. We are at capacity in our current donated space (an apartment above a car dealership) and are working to raise money to build a school to serve up to 50 students.

Come join us for our fifth annual fundraiser. This year, our fundraiser is inspired by Mashramani, Guyana's version of Carnival and also the celebration of Guyana becoming a Republic. In addition to a light dinner, silent auction, and raffle, we will have a variety of Carnival-themed games for all ages. Kids are welcome!! 

March 3, 2018

4:00 to 7:00

Wellesley Community Center
219 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by contacting Jim (jellis@sbsbs.org; 617-650-9680) or Kerry (kerrydav@gmail.com; 508-878-8753).  100% of proceeds go to support the Step By Step School!!!

Please RSVP by February 24, 2018. Bring your friends!

If you are not able to attend, you can still donate: 

Online
or you can mail a check to Jim, payable to: Step By Step

Address:
Jim Ellis
87 Poplar Street, Roslindale, MA 02131.

Step by Step Behavioral Solutions is an approved 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible.

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JP CONCERTS : Women in World Jazz
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

JP CONCERTS : Women in World Jazz

JP CONCERTS : Women in World Jazz

A tribute to women artists around the world

JP Concerts & Open Theatre Project

Saturday - March 3 @ 7PM

JP Concerts & Open Theatre Project presents Women in World Jazz

>> ABOUT THE CONCERT
In this educational concert we feature female composers, lyricist and poets from variety of countries (Jamaica, Chile, Brazil, Japan, Cape Verde, US, Israel ) 
The concert is  informative and combines  audio and visual media. 
Here’s a sneak peek of the program: 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezIoi4sq9J0

>> ABOUT THE GROUP
Women In World Jazz is an international ensemble, bringing together some of the finest world and jazz musicians, each with an extensive performing and teaching background in the New England area.

www.womeninworldjazz.net

>> VENUE / TICKETS
Saturday - March 3 @ 7PM
Venue : St. John's Church - 1 Roanoke Ave. Jamaica Plain, MA  
Tickets : $10 General Admission $5 Student / Senior / Member
General Admission Available online or at the door

House open 30 min before concert Venue is wheelchair accessible, restrooms require assistance for wheel chairs. 

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First Sunday Food Drive
Mar
4
11:30 AM11:30

First Sunday Food Drive

The first Sunday of every month we collect non-perishable food items to bring to the First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain's Food Pantry. Drop your donation on the tables in the back of the sanctuary on the first Sunday, or on any week, and we will make regular drop offs to the pantry.

The First Baptist Food Pantry serves more than 120 people per month. It is open the first and third Thursday of each month from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon from September through June. (A schedule is posted on the church's Eliot Street door.) People of all ages, races, and circumstances come to the Food Pantry. Many have never asked for this kind of help before but now are in need because of job loss, fewer work hours, or medical costs. We do not ask for identification of documentation of any kind.  The pantry provides basic staples like pasta and canned goods, fresh produce when available, bakery bread, and a few personal items.

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Lenten Contemplative Prayers
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Lenten Contemplative Prayers

All are welcome to join Contemplative Prayer on Wednesday nights throughout Len t. We first meet Wednesday, February 21 from 6pm-6:45pm in the sanctuary to explore prayerful silence in community, and the ways we can support one another to enter into the silent reality of God in our hearts. As James Finley says, "Meditation is a way of slowing down so as to descend into the depths of yourself in the present moment, where God lies waiting to grant you a deep experience of your eternal oneness with God."  All are welcome, no experience necessary! Please email Libby with any questions at libby.gatti@gmail.com

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JP CONCERTS : Alma Antigua's Alma del Mundo
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

JP CONCERTS : Alma Antigua's Alma del Mundo

JP CONCERTS : Alma Antigua's Alma del Mundo

A night of music by Marco Pignataro, Roberto Cassan, Richard Galliano, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Teo Ciavarella, Baden Powell and more.

JP Concerts & Open Theatre Project

Saturday - March 10 @ 8PM

JP Concerts & Open Theatre Project presents Alma Antigua's Alma del Mundo

>> ABOUT THE CONCERT

Alma Antigua is a trio exploring original music and arrangement of existing compositions from the Mediterranean regions ,Latin America and the Middle East in a chamber jazz context, while maintaining the connection to its folkloric roots. The combination of soulful and haunting melodies with modes and resonances from these geographical areas creates a very original springboard for creative improvisation, moving musical dialogs and passionate interpretations.

>> ABOUT THE GROUP

The trio is comprised of Marco Pignataro-soprano/tenor sax, John Muratore-classical guitar and Naseem Alatrash-cello. Each player brings his own lifelong experiences in music-making to create a unique sound that embodies the intimacy of chamber music and the the spontaneity of jazz.

>> VENUE / TICKETS
Saturday - March 10 @ 8PM
Venue : St. John's Church - 1 Roanoke Ave. Jamaica Plain, MA  
Tickets : $15 General Admission $10 Student / Senior / Member
General Admission Available online or at the door

House open 30 min before concert Venue is wheelchair accessible, restrooms require assistance for wheel chairs.

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Lenten Contemplative Prayers
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Lenten Contemplative Prayers

All are welcome to join Contemplative Prayer on Wednesday nights throughout Len t. We first meet Wednesday, February 21 from 6pm-6:45pm in the sanctuary to explore prayerful silence in community, and the ways we can support one another to enter into the silent reality of God in our hearts. As James Finley says, "Meditation is a way of slowing down so as to descend into the depths of yourself in the present moment, where God lies waiting to grant you a deep experience of your eternal oneness with God."  All are welcome, no experience necessary! Please email Libby with any questions at libby.gatti@gmail.com

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JP CONCERTS : Mark and Glenn Zaleski, Brothers at Play
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

JP CONCERTS : Mark and Glenn Zaleski, Brothers at Play

JP CONCERTS : Mark and Glenn Zaleski, Brothers at Play

an evening of Jazz piano and saxaphone

JP Concerts & Open Theatre Project

About

 

Friday - April 20, 2017 - 8PM

JP Concerts & Open Theatre Project presents Mark and Glenn Zaleski, Brothers at Play

>> ABOUT THE CONCERT
"Brothers Mark and Glenn Zaleski (saxophone and piano respectively) originally hail from Boylston, MA. As young musicians growing up in central MA they would perform duo together on a very regular basis, developing a deep musical rapport in the process. The two left New England to study at the prestigious Brubeck Institute in California, but all the while continued to develop their duet repertoire, which was finally recorded and released on their 2011 debut album, “Duet Suite”.

“…the brothers not only seem to complete each other’s thoughts, but also manage to never overplay, to never get in their partner’s way.”

>> ABOUT THE GROUP
Currently, Mark lives in the Boston area and is a faculty member at Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, and Longy School of Music. He is an active freelancer on woodwinds and bass, working with such artists as the Either/Orchestra, the Omar Thomas Large Ensemble, Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull, the John Allmark Jazz Orchestra, and the Brighton Beat. He is a leader of his own critically acclaimed jazz project, the Mark Zaleski Band, and is the founder of local budding soul band, Planet Radio.

Glenn now lives in New York City, where he is one of the most in demand pianists on the jazz scene. He has toured and recorded with Ravi Coltrane, Ari Honeig, Robin Eubanks, and Gilad Hekselman. His new release, "Fellowship" has been praised by Downbeat magazine and the New York Times.

>> VENUE / TICKETS
Friday - April 20, 2017 - 8PM
Venue : St. John's Church - 1 Roanoke Ave. Jamaica Plain, MA  
Tickets : $15 General Admission $10 Student / Senior / Member
General Admission Available online or at the door

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JP CONCERTS : Weston Wind Quintet and Friends
Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

JP CONCERTS : Weston Wind Quintet and Friends

JP CONCERTS : Weston Wind Quintet and Friends

An evening of chamber music featuring harpist Caroline Mellott

JP Concerts & Open Theatre Project

Saturday - April 21 @ 8PM

JP Concerts & Open Theatre Project presents The Weston Wind Quintet and Friends

>> ABOUT THE GROUP
The Weston Wind Quintet has given dozens of concerts in the Greater Boston area during the past decade including performances on the JP Concerts series since 2013. The quintet often works with guest artists to play music for larger chamber ensembles, as it plans to do again this season. Many of the live concert recordings of the Weston Wind Quintet (and Friends) are available for free listening and downloading at www.soundcloud.com/wwq/sets

THE WESTON WIND QUINTET: 
Michael Tabak - flute
Geraldine Johnson - oboe
Yhasmin Valenzuela - clarinet
Peter Kronheimer - French horn
Shu Satoh - bassoon

GUEST ARTISTS: 
Ellen Rakatansky - flute
Sara Simpson - oboe
Rose Whitcomb - clarinet
Jeff Stewart - French horn
Lauren Landry - bassoon
Caroline Mellott - harp

>> PROGRAM

(1) Leland Cossart's Suite for double wind quintet plus harp (2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 French horns, 2 bassoons, and harp)

(2) Jules Mouquet's Suite for flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, French horn, and 2 bassoons

(3) Andre Caplet's Suite Persane for double wind quintet (2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 French horns, and 2 bassoons)

>> VENUE / TICKETS

Saturday - April 21 @ 8PM
Venue : St. John's Church - 1 Roanoke Ave. Jamaica Plain, MA  
Tickets : $20 General Admission $10 Student / Senior / Member
General Admission Available online or at the door

House open 30 min before concert Venue is wheelchair accessible, restrooms require assistance for wheel chairs.

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OTP - An Education in Prudence
Feb
18
3:00 PM15:00

OTP - An Education in Prudence

ABOUT THE SHOW

In 1833, to further their education, two dozen African American girls traveled from across the free states to a new school in a small Connecticut town. They met insults, assaults, and a new law threatening fines and whippings if they remained. Their teacher, a white Quaker woman, was jailed. With their school on trial, they challenged the law itself – their defense, simply that, as they were born in this country, they were citizens entitled to every right of citizenship. Weaving together past and present, AN EDUCATION IN PRUDENCE traces this story through the eyes of young women visiting the modern-day museum about these events and grappling with how to claim America’s promise in the face of powerful men with different views of what makes our nation great.

ABOUT OTP

Open Theatre Project was formed to transform lives and build thriving communities through high-quality theatrical experiences.  We are dedicated to providing artistic opportunities which allow the expression of diverse ideas to traditional and non-traditional audiences.

ur work is defined by the passion of individual artists in partnership with the culture of professionalism and collaboration we build around each of our creative endeavors.

We welcome all backgrounds, skill levels, and perspectives in order to broaden voices in theater with a particular focus on developing opportunities for women, people of color, LGBTQ and the elderly.

 

>> CAST
Christa Brown - Julia, Julia Williams, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Caitlin Gjerdrum - Miss C, Prudence Crandall
Shana Jackson - Ann, Eliza Hammond
Mary O'Donnell - Eleanor Denison, Joyce Peters, Roger Coit, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Kevin Paquette - William Lloyd Garrison, The Judge, Mr. Trowbridge
Tenneh Sillah - Sarah, Sarah Harris
Jon Vellante - Coach Drew, Andrew T. Judson
Regine Vital - Hope, Hope Williams

>>DESIGNERS
Technical Director: Ben Lieberson
Lighting Designer: Ibrahima Tylar Jahumpa
Scenic & Props Designer: Abby Shenker
Costume Designer: Rachael LInker
Sound Designer: Grant Furgiuele

>> PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright: Stefan Lanfer
Director: Pascale Florestal
Historian: Beth Miller
Dramaturg: Phaedra Scott
Stage Manager: Aisha Stewart
ASM : Margaret Kosten
Production Manager: Dustin D. Bell
Producer : Alexandra Smith

>> PERFORMANCE DATES
8PM – Feb 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
3PM – Feb 10, 11, 17, 18, 24
8:30PM - INDUSTRY NIGHT – Feb 21

GET TICKETS

>> PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
OTP is committed to inclusion and access at ALL of our productions. We will be featuring PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performances on Saturday Matinees and at our Wednesday INDUSTRY NIGHT

>> PARKING / ACCESSIBILITY
Street Parking is available after 6PM Mon-Fri & on weekends. We recommend using the public lot on Centre St., grab a bite to eat at one of JP's wonderful restaurants and you'll be a 3 minute walk up to St. John's.

OTP's black box at St. John's Church is wheelchair accessible, however access to rest rooms requires an alternate entrance. We're all about making sure our audience is taken care of, so please let us know if any assistance is needed.

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OTP - An Education in Prudence
Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

OTP - An Education in Prudence

ABOUT THE SHOW

In 1833, to further their education, two dozen African American girls traveled from across the free states to a new school in a small Connecticut town. They met insults, assaults, and a new law threatening fines and whippings if they remained. Their teacher, a white Quaker woman, was jailed. With their school on trial, they challenged the law itself – their defense, simply that, as they were born in this country, they were citizens entitled to every right of citizenship. Weaving together past and present, AN EDUCATION IN PRUDENCE traces this story through the eyes of young women visiting the modern-day museum about these events and grappling with how to claim America’s promise in the face of powerful men with different views of what makes our nation great.

ABOUT OTP

Open Theatre Project was formed to transform lives and build thriving communities through high-quality theatrical experiences.  We are dedicated to providing artistic opportunities which allow the expression of diverse ideas to traditional and non-traditional audiences.

ur work is defined by the passion of individual artists in partnership with the culture of professionalism and collaboration we build around each of our creative endeavors.

We welcome all backgrounds, skill levels, and perspectives in order to broaden voices in theater with a particular focus on developing opportunities for women, people of color, LGBTQ and the elderly.

 

>> CAST
Christa Brown - Julia, Julia Williams, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Caitlin Gjerdrum - Miss C, Prudence Crandall
Shana Jackson - Ann, Eliza Hammond
Mary O'Donnell - Eleanor Denison, Joyce Peters, Roger Coit, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Kevin Paquette - William Lloyd Garrison, The Judge, Mr. Trowbridge
Tenneh Sillah - Sarah, Sarah Harris
Jon Vellante - Coach Drew, Andrew T. Judson
Regine Vital - Hope, Hope Williams

>>DESIGNERS
Technical Director: Ben Lieberson
Lighting Designer: Ibrahima Tylar Jahumpa
Scenic & Props Designer: Abby Shenker
Costume Designer: Rachael LInker
Sound Designer: Grant Furgiuele

>> PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright: Stefan Lanfer
Director: Pascale Florestal
Historian: Beth Miller
Dramaturg: Phaedra Scott
Stage Manager: Aisha Stewart
ASM : Margaret Kosten
Production Manager: Dustin D. Bell
Producer : Alexandra Smith

>> PERFORMANCE DATES
8PM – Feb 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
3PM – Feb 10, 11, 17, 18, 24
8:30PM - INDUSTRY NIGHT – Feb 21

GET TICKETS

>> PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
OTP is committed to inclusion and access at ALL of our productions. We will be featuring PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performances on Saturday Matinees and at our Wednesday INDUSTRY NIGHT

>> PARKING / ACCESSIBILITY
Street Parking is available after 6PM Mon-Fri & on weekends. We recommend using the public lot on Centre St., grab a bite to eat at one of JP's wonderful restaurants and you'll be a 3 minute walk up to St. John's.

OTP's black box at St. John's Church is wheelchair accessible, however access to rest rooms requires an alternate entrance. We're all about making sure our audience is taken care of, so please let us know if any assistance is needed.

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OTP - An Education in Prudence
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

OTP - An Education in Prudence

ABOUT THE SHOW

In 1833, to further their education, two dozen African American girls traveled from across the free states to a new school in a small Connecticut town. They met insults, assaults, and a new law threatening fines and whippings if they remained. Their teacher, a white Quaker woman, was jailed. With their school on trial, they challenged the law itself – their defense, simply that, as they were born in this country, they were citizens entitled to every right of citizenship. Weaving together past and present, AN EDUCATION IN PRUDENCE traces this story through the eyes of young women visiting the modern-day museum about these events and grappling with how to claim America’s promise in the face of powerful men with different views of what makes our nation great.

ABOUT OTP

Open Theatre Project was formed to transform lives and build thriving communities through high-quality theatrical experiences.  We are dedicated to providing artistic opportunities which allow the expression of diverse ideas to traditional and non-traditional audiences.

ur work is defined by the passion of individual artists in partnership with the culture of professionalism and collaboration we build around each of our creative endeavors.

We welcome all backgrounds, skill levels, and perspectives in order to broaden voices in theater with a particular focus on developing opportunities for women, people of color, LGBTQ and the elderly.

 

>> CAST
Christa Brown - Julia, Julia Williams, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Caitlin Gjerdrum - Miss C, Prudence Crandall
Shana Jackson - Ann, Eliza Hammond
Mary O'Donnell - Eleanor Denison, Joyce Peters, Roger Coit, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Kevin Paquette - William Lloyd Garrison, The Judge, Mr. Trowbridge
Tenneh Sillah - Sarah, Sarah Harris
Jon Vellante - Coach Drew, Andrew T. Judson
Regine Vital - Hope, Hope Williams

>>DESIGNERS
Technical Director: Ben Lieberson
Lighting Designer: Ibrahima Tylar Jahumpa
Scenic & Props Designer: Abby Shenker
Costume Designer: Rachael LInker
Sound Designer: Grant Furgiuele

>> PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright: Stefan Lanfer
Director: Pascale Florestal
Historian: Beth Miller
Dramaturg: Phaedra Scott
Stage Manager: Aisha Stewart
ASM : Margaret Kosten
Production Manager: Dustin D. Bell
Producer : Alexandra Smith

>> PERFORMANCE DATES
8PM – Feb 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
3PM – Feb 10, 11, 17, 18, 24
8:30PM - INDUSTRY NIGHT – Feb 21

GET TICKETS

>> PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
OTP is committed to inclusion and access at ALL of our productions. We will be featuring PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performances on Saturday Matinees and at our Wednesday INDUSTRY NIGHT

>> PARKING / ACCESSIBILITY
Street Parking is available after 6PM Mon-Fri & on weekends. We recommend using the public lot on Centre St., grab a bite to eat at one of JP's wonderful restaurants and you'll be a 3 minute walk up to St. John's.

OTP's black box at St. John's Church is wheelchair accessible, however access to rest rooms requires an alternate entrance. We're all about making sure our audience is taken care of, so please let us know if any assistance is needed.

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OTP - An Education in Prudence
Feb
11
3:00 PM15:00

OTP - An Education in Prudence

ABOUT THE SHOW

In 1833, to further their education, two dozen African American girls traveled from across the free states to a new school in a small Connecticut town. They met insults, assaults, and a new law threatening fines and whippings if they remained. Their teacher, a white Quaker woman, was jailed. With their school on trial, they challenged the law itself – their defense, simply that, as they were born in this country, they were citizens entitled to every right of citizenship. Weaving together past and present, AN EDUCATION IN PRUDENCE traces this story through the eyes of young women visiting the modern-day museum about these events and grappling with how to claim America’s promise in the face of powerful men with different views of what makes our nation great.

ABOUT OTP

Open Theatre Project was formed to transform lives and build thriving communities through high-quality theatrical experiences.  We are dedicated to providing artistic opportunities which allow the expression of diverse ideas to traditional and non-traditional audiences.

ur work is defined by the passion of individual artists in partnership with the culture of professionalism and collaboration we build around each of our creative endeavors.

We welcome all backgrounds, skill levels, and perspectives in order to broaden voices in theater with a particular focus on developing opportunities for women, people of color, LGBTQ and the elderly.

 

>> CAST
Christa Brown - Julia, Julia Williams, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Caitlin Gjerdrum - Miss C, Prudence Crandall
Shana Jackson - Ann, Eliza Hammond
Mary O'Donnell - Eleanor Denison, Joyce Peters, Roger Coit, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Kevin Paquette - William Lloyd Garrison, The Judge, Mr. Trowbridge
Tenneh Sillah - Sarah, Sarah Harris
Jon Vellante - Coach Drew, Andrew T. Judson
Regine Vital - Hope, Hope Williams

>>DESIGNERS
Technical Director: Ben Lieberson
Lighting Designer: Ibrahima Tylar Jahumpa
Scenic & Props Designer: Abby Shenker
Costume Designer: Rachael LInker
Sound Designer: Grant Furgiuele

>> PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright: Stefan Lanfer
Director: Pascale Florestal
Historian: Beth Miller
Dramaturg: Phaedra Scott
Stage Manager: Aisha Stewart
ASM : Margaret Kosten
Production Manager: Dustin D. Bell
Producer : Alexandra Smith

>> PERFORMANCE DATES
8PM – Feb 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
3PM – Feb 10, 11, 17, 18, 24
8:30PM - INDUSTRY NIGHT – Feb 21

GET TICKETS

>> PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
OTP is committed to inclusion and access at ALL of our productions. We will be featuring PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performances on Saturday Matinees and at our Wednesday INDUSTRY NIGHT

>> PARKING / ACCESSIBILITY
Street Parking is available after 6PM Mon-Fri & on weekends. We recommend using the public lot on Centre St., grab a bite to eat at one of JP's wonderful restaurants and you'll be a 3 minute walk up to St. John's.

OTP's black box at St. John's Church is wheelchair accessible, however access to rest rooms requires an alternate entrance. We're all about making sure our audience is taken care of, so please let us know if any assistance is needed.

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OTP - An Education in Prudence
Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

OTP - An Education in Prudence

ABOUT THE SHOW

In 1833, to further their education, two dozen African American girls traveled from across the free states to a new school in a small Connecticut town. They met insults, assaults, and a new law threatening fines and whippings if they remained. Their teacher, a white Quaker woman, was jailed. With their school on trial, they challenged the law itself – their defense, simply that, as they were born in this country, they were citizens entitled to every right of citizenship. Weaving together past and present, AN EDUCATION IN PRUDENCE traces this story through the eyes of young women visiting the modern-day museum about these events and grappling with how to claim America’s promise in the face of powerful men with different views of what makes our nation great.

ABOUT OTP

Open Theatre Project was formed to transform lives and build thriving communities through high-quality theatrical experiences.  We are dedicated to providing artistic opportunities which allow the expression of diverse ideas to traditional and non-traditional audiences.

ur work is defined by the passion of individual artists in partnership with the culture of professionalism and collaboration we build around each of our creative endeavors.

We welcome all backgrounds, skill levels, and perspectives in order to broaden voices in theater with a particular focus on developing opportunities for women, people of color, LGBTQ and the elderly.

 

>> CAST
Christa Brown - Julia, Julia Williams, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Caitlin Gjerdrum - Miss C, Prudence Crandall
Shana Jackson - Ann, Eliza Hammond
Mary O'Donnell - Eleanor Denison, Joyce Peters, Roger Coit, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Kevin Paquette - William Lloyd Garrison, The Judge, Mr. Trowbridge
Tenneh Sillah - Sarah, Sarah Harris
Jon Vellante - Coach Drew, Andrew T. Judson
Regine Vital - Hope, Hope Williams

>>DESIGNERS
Technical Director: Ben Lieberson
Lighting Designer: Ibrahima Tylar Jahumpa
Scenic & Props Designer: Abby Shenker
Costume Designer: Rachael LInker
Sound Designer: Grant Furgiuele

>> PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright: Stefan Lanfer
Director: Pascale Florestal
Historian: Beth Miller
Dramaturg: Phaedra Scott
Stage Manager: Aisha Stewart
ASM : Margaret Kosten
Production Manager: Dustin D. Bell
Producer : Alexandra Smith

>> PERFORMANCE DATES
8PM – Feb 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
3PM – Feb 10, 11, 17, 18, 24
8:30PM - INDUSTRY NIGHT – Feb 21

GET TICKETS

>> PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
OTP is committed to inclusion and access at ALL of our productions. We will be featuring PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performances on Saturday Matinees and at our Wednesday INDUSTRY NIGHT

>> PARKING / ACCESSIBILITY
Street Parking is available after 6PM Mon-Fri & on weekends. We recommend using the public lot on Centre St., grab a bite to eat at one of JP's wonderful restaurants and you'll be a 3 minute walk up to St. John's.

OTP's black box at St. John's Church is wheelchair accessible, however access to rest rooms requires an alternate entrance. We're all about making sure our audience is taken care of, so please let us know if any assistance is needed.

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OTP - An Education in Prudence
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

OTP - An Education in Prudence

ABOUT THE SHOW

In 1833, to further their education, two dozen African American girls traveled from across the free states to a new school in a small Connecticut town. They met insults, assaults, and a new law threatening fines and whippings if they remained. Their teacher, a white Quaker woman, was jailed. With their school on trial, they challenged the law itself – their defense, simply that, as they were born in this country, they were citizens entitled to every right of citizenship. Weaving together past and present, AN EDUCATION IN PRUDENCE traces this story through the eyes of young women visiting the modern-day museum about these events and grappling with how to claim America’s promise in the face of powerful men with different views of what makes our nation great.

ABOUT OTP

Open Theatre Project was formed to transform lives and build thriving communities through high-quality theatrical experiences.  We are dedicated to providing artistic opportunities which allow the expression of diverse ideas to traditional and non-traditional audiences.

ur work is defined by the passion of individual artists in partnership with the culture of professionalism and collaboration we build around each of our creative endeavors.

We welcome all backgrounds, skill levels, and perspectives in order to broaden voices in theater with a particular focus on developing opportunities for women, people of color, LGBTQ and the elderly.

 

>> CAST
Christa Brown - Julia, Julia Williams, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Caitlin Gjerdrum - Miss C, Prudence Crandall
Shana Jackson - Ann, Eliza Hammond
Mary O'Donnell - Eleanor Denison, Joyce Peters, Roger Coit, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Kevin Paquette - William Lloyd Garrison, The Judge, Mr. Trowbridge
Tenneh Sillah - Sarah, Sarah Harris
Jon Vellante - Coach Drew, Andrew T. Judson
Regine Vital - Hope, Hope Williams

>>DESIGNERS
Technical Director: Ben Lieberson
Lighting Designer: Ibrahima Tylar Jahumpa
Scenic & Props Designer: Abby Shenker
Costume Designer: Rachael LInker
Sound Designer: Grant Furgiuele

>> PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright: Stefan Lanfer
Director: Pascale Florestal
Historian: Beth Miller
Dramaturg: Phaedra Scott
Stage Manager: Aisha Stewart
ASM : Margaret Kosten
Production Manager: Dustin D. Bell
Producer : Alexandra Smith

>> PERFORMANCE DATES
8PM – Feb 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
3PM – Feb 10, 11, 17, 18, 24
8:30PM - INDUSTRY NIGHT – Feb 21

GET TICKETS

>> PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
OTP is committed to inclusion and access at ALL of our productions. We will be featuring PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performances on Saturday Matinees and at our Wednesday INDUSTRY NIGHT

>> PARKING / ACCESSIBILITY
Street Parking is available after 6PM Mon-Fri & on weekends. We recommend using the public lot on Centre St., grab a bite to eat at one of JP's wonderful restaurants and you'll be a 3 minute walk up to St. John's.

OTP's black box at St. John's Church is wheelchair accessible, however access to rest rooms requires an alternate entrance. We're all about making sure our audience is taken care of, so please let us know if any assistance is needed.

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

In the Community - Rise Against Hunger meal packaging

Rise Against Hunger and The Church of the Advent are working together on a meal packaging program Volunteer for this fun, hands-on mission by working in an assembly line packaging high protein, vitamin rich meals.

Volunteers are needed from 10am to noon on Saturday, February 10, 2018. To learn more and get involved, please sign up here or on the board in the Parish Hall this Sunday!

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JP CONCERTS : duo IRI's Can Music Conquer All: The Sounds of Personal Warfare
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

JP CONCERTS : duo IRI's Can Music Conquer All: The Sounds of Personal Warfare

JP CONCERTS : duo IRI's Can Music Conquer All: The Sounds of Personal Warfare

An evening of sonatas and discussion

JP Concerts & Open Theatre Project

Friday - February 9 @ 7PM

JP Concerts & Open Theatre Project presents duo IRI's Can Music Conquer All: The Sounds of Personal Warfare

>> ABOUT THE CONCERT

Violinist Maya Ramchandran and Pianist Audrey Vardanega premise this program on intellectual explorations of political and physiological conflict in music, specifically in the ways that music written during wartime compare with the internal emotional “wars” evident in pieces by Brahms and Beethoven. In comparing music composed during times of internal conflict with that of external struggle, duo IRI shows the interdependence between conflict and sound.

>> ABOUT THE GROUP

duo IRI present a breakdown of the traditional recital form by using a program structure that encourages the discussion of new ideas while taking in Classical music. Each work performed will be interspersed with breaks in which the performers will speak about topics including the function of music as an outlet for the composers to express their individual experiences of conflict, and more broadly why classical music and performance remains so relevant in today’s world.

The program includes Brahms’ 3rd Violin sonata, Messaien Theme and Variations, and Beethoven’s 10th Violin Sonata. These pieces are carefully chosen because they represent different and complementary aspects of the concept of conflict and the value of expressing it through art. The beauty of these pieces lies in their emotional vulnerability, changeability, and ultimate hope. Whether the hurdle is physical, social, or emotional, all of these composers find a way to harness their energy to produce music so powerful that it remains applicable hundreds of years after its conception. We believe that such a program is particularly relevant given the current political environment in this country, and can spark important discussions about the power of honest expression in contributing to social conscience, empathy, and awareness. Throughout the event, the audience is encouraged to contribute their ideas, ask questions, and talk to the performers more informally about anything that interests them.

>> VENUE / TICKETS
Friday - February 9 @ 7PM
Venue : St. John's Church - 1 Roanoke Ave. Jamaica Plain, MA  
Tickets : $15 General Admission $10 Student / Senior / Member
General Admission Available online or at the door

House open 30 min before concert Venue is wheelchair accessible, restrooms require assistance for wheel chairs. (less)

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OTP - An Education in Prudence
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

OTP - An Education in Prudence

ABOUT THE SHOW

In 1833, to further their education, two dozen African American girls traveled from across the free states to a new school in a small Connecticut town. They met insults, assaults, and a new law threatening fines and whippings if they remained. Their teacher, a white Quaker woman, was jailed. With their school on trial, they challenged the law itself – their defense, simply that, as they were born in this country, they were citizens entitled to every right of citizenship. Weaving together past and present, AN EDUCATION IN PRUDENCE traces this story through the eyes of young women visiting the modern-day museum about these events and grappling with how to claim America’s promise in the face of powerful men with different views of what makes our nation great.

ABOUT OTP

Open Theatre Project was formed to transform lives and build thriving communities through high-quality theatrical experiences.  We are dedicated to providing artistic opportunities which allow the expression of diverse ideas to traditional and non-traditional audiences.

ur work is defined by the passion of individual artists in partnership with the culture of professionalism and collaboration we build around each of our creative endeavors.

We welcome all backgrounds, skill levels, and perspectives in order to broaden voices in theater with a particular focus on developing opportunities for women, people of color, LGBTQ and the elderly.

 

>> CAST
Christa Brown - Julia, Julia Williams, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Caitlin Gjerdrum - Miss C, Prudence Crandall
Shana Jackson - Ann, Eliza Hammond
Mary O'Donnell - Eleanor Denison, Joyce Peters, Roger Coit, William Wolcott Ellsworth
Kevin Paquette - William Lloyd Garrison, The Judge, Mr. Trowbridge
Tenneh Sillah - Sarah, Sarah Harris
Jon Vellante - Coach Drew, Andrew T. Judson
Regine Vital - Hope, Hope Williams

>>DESIGNERS
Technical Director: Ben Lieberson
Lighting Designer: Ibrahima Tylar Jahumpa
Scenic & Props Designer: Abby Shenker
Costume Designer: Rachael LInker
Sound Designer: Grant Furgiuele

>> PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright: Stefan Lanfer
Director: Pascale Florestal
Historian: Beth Miller
Dramaturg: Phaedra Scott
Stage Manager: Aisha Stewart
ASM : Margaret Kosten
Production Manager: Dustin D. Bell
Producer : Alexandra Smith

>> PERFORMANCE DATES
8PM – Feb 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
3PM – Feb 10, 11, 17, 18, 24
8:30PM - INDUSTRY NIGHT – Feb 21

GET TICKETS

>> PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
OTP is committed to inclusion and access at ALL of our productions. We will be featuring PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performances on Saturday Matinees and at our Wednesday INDUSTRY NIGHT

>> PARKING / ACCESSIBILITY
Street Parking is available after 6PM Mon-Fri & on weekends. We recommend using the public lot on Centre St., grab a bite to eat at one of JP's wonderful restaurants and you'll be a 3 minute walk up to St. John's.

OTP's black box at St. John's Church is wheelchair accessible, however access to rest rooms requires an alternate entrance. We're all about making sure our audience is taken care of, so please let us know if any assistance is needed.

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First Sunday Food Drive
Feb
4
11:30 AM11:30

First Sunday Food Drive

The first Sunday of every month we collect non-perishable food items to bring to the First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain's Food Pantry. Drop your donation on the tables in the back of the sanctuary on the first Sunday, or on any week, and we will make regular drop offs to the pantry.

The First Baptist Food Pantry serves more than 120 people per month. It is open the first and third Thursday of each month from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon from September through June. (A schedule is posted on the church's Eliot Street door.) People of all ages, races, and circumstances come to the Food Pantry. Many have never asked for this kind of help before but now are in need because of job loss, fewer work hours, or medical costs. We do not ask for identification of documentation of any kind.  The pantry provides basic staples like pasta and canned goods, fresh produce when available, bakery bread, and a few personal items.

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In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil
Feb
1
5:30 PM17:30

In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil

Join your fellow community members in standing out and speaking up for racial justice and human rights.  Vigils have been held on the first Thursday of every month since December, 2015.  Vigils include speakers and moments of silence.  Speak out against white supremacy from  5:30 - 6:30 pm on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA.

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