Shows & Events

Our upcoming events are listed below:

The Moth StorySLAMs are steadily spreading all over the map, gathering people and stories from all over the country. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston have multiple shows each month. The Moth is open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night's posted theme. The brave of heart, or those with stories they're aching to tell, prepare personal, true tales. When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth Hat. A half hour later, names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage. Each person has just five minutes! The ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience. Each StorySLAM generates a StorySLAM winner. After ten SLAMs, the winners face off in our GrandSLAM Championships. Come sign up to tell a story, or just enjoy the show!

A burlesque tribute to the Marvel cinematic universe that brings your favorite heroes and villains to life and strips them down. Don't miss this gauntlet of marvelous burlesque and circus which will thrill and amaze you faster than you can say "I am Groot!"

If you love RuPaul's Drag Race get ready for the best party you've ever attended! Finally! Your chance to lip sync for your life, put on your best Queen cosplay, and shake it all night long! We’re bringing all your favorite SHAMELESS standbys, the interactive green screen experience™, glitter drops, custom cocktails, and fabulous drag performances with a Drag Race twist! All the best jamz from your beloved queens, star-studded guest judges, dramatic lip-syncs, and the rest of the RuPaul's Drag Race Universe! If you've always wanted your chance to shine in your own LIP SYNC FOR YOUR LYYYYYFE now is the time! Battle your fellow divas for your chance to challenge our resident QUEEN DIVA Phaedra Phaded!

SHAMELESS’ Drag Race EXTRAVAGANZA : Come indulge in everything Drag Race!

-Creative / Drag / Queen Cosplay / Optional attire encouraged

Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus's celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show, brings you the ultimate disco experience—a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the 70s disco hits you know by heart as the show unfolds around you. After the show, the party continues into the night so you can live out your own fantasy of disco fever!

On August 26 and 31, join us on holodeck 4 for a night of jamming it up with the Cardassians, Spock(ing) the casbah, and 50 shades of Earl Grey. Hot. Host/producer Sake Toomey and some of your favorite performers from Boston and beyond are thrilled to engage you with a night of nerdlesque guaranteed to have your hearts racing at warp speed. It's my way or the Janeway at Deep Space Fine: A Tribute to Star Trek. LLAP.

The Black Clown is a music theater experience that animates a Black man’s resilience against America’s legacy of oppression. Featuring Davóne Tines (Crossing, Run AMOC! Festival at A.R.T.) in the title role and a new score by Michael Schachter, this production fuses vaudeville, opera, jazz, and spirituals to bring Hughes’ verse to life onstage.

We invite you to Mount Olympus with Viscous & Tingle! Join us for an epic display of mythological shenanigans, heroism, vengeance, beauty, strength, and at least one sheep, as we pay tribute to the deities, demigods, heroes, mortals, and monsters of Greek mythology. Enjoy an evening of burlesque, live music, circus arts, and more, and be swept away in our Dionysian revels.

The 2016 election inspired a broad-based Resistance not seen in the United States in decades. People from all walks of life have been protesting, marching, mobilizing, and organizing in an effort to take back our country and create a more compassionate and just world. Artists are vital to this work. This fall, the American Repertory Theater and Carr Center for Human Rights Policy – in collaboration with Pangyrus and other literary and arts initiatives – are launching a new series of intimate performances on the theme of “Resistance.” Each of these four evenings will feature a diverse group of artist-activists telling powerful stories and performing politically engaged works that read, move, sing, and speak truth to power in these troubled times.
Resistance Mic! is part of the A.R.T. of Human Rights series, an ongoing collaboration between the American Repertory Theater and Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Resistance Mic! will take place on Tuesdays 9/25, 11/13, 2/19 & 4/16 @ 8pm @ OBERON, A.R.T.’s second stage theater, and will be co-hosted by Timothy Patrick McCarthy.

Oompa is a nationally-acclaimed, Boston-born, poet, rapper, and educator, who is forever representing the queer, black, orphaned, hood kids. An awarded poet, she was recognized for her music by being nominated for Best New Artist at the 2017 Boston Music Awards after the release of her debut album, November 3rd. Closing out her national tour at OBERON with the release of her second full length album, the night will be a true family reunion.

Boston Arm Wrestling Dames (BAWD) is a bunch of fired-up Dames who tow the line between theatrical antics and hardcore athleticism. Eight wrestlers with big personas and money hungry entourages will throw down in an all-out arm wrestling brawl, featuring a halftime performance by Sake Toomey. Rules are determined and managed by the referees and judges, whose calls are constantly manipulated by the influence of each wrestler’s entourage and crowd hecklers with dolla dolla billz.

It’s just a little bit of Hocus Pocus! Look out Cambridge, someone lit the black flame candle and the Sanderson sisters are back and they’ve got a little extra shimme I their step. Your favorite characters take the stage in burlesque, comedy, live music, and more. Come little children, we’ll take you away, It’s time to pay tribute to Hocus Pocus!

Hailed as a "cultural phenomenon" by NewsWeek and celebrated for years by the likes of This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club, & Entertainment Weekly, Mortified is a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, poems, letters, lyrics, home movies, schoolwork) as shared by their original authors -- in front of total strangers.

In celebration of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus’ 10th anniversary season, journey back through memorable musical moments from A.R.T. productions. Paulus unites a roster of A.R.T. artists from the past 10 seasons for this special event.

Newsroom and political platform, confession box and stadium—for generations, barber shops have been places where African men gather to discuss the world. Leaping from London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, and Accra, Inua Ellams’ dynamic new play traces the global ties between these spaces where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling. Barber Shop Chronicles arrives in Cambridge as part of its US premiere tour following critically acclaimed runs at London’s National Theatre and the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

In Shakespeare’s most intimate tragedy, director Bill Rauch (All the Way, Fingersmith) explores society’s polarizing struggles with difference. Consumed by their bigotry and xenophobia, those who praised the Moorish general Othello for his military successes now reject his marriage to Desdemona. The newlyweds are determined to overcome this resentment, but Othello’s assignment in Cyprus draws them into the web of his lieutenant Iago, whose jealousy knows no bounds. A.R.T. brings the original company of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s acclaimed production to Cambridge.

Justice Ameer is a Black trans woman poet based in Providence, RI. Xe is a Pink Door Fellow and a three-time semifinalist at the national college slam, CUPSI. Xe is the 2017 Providence Grand Slam Champion and a 2017 FEMS Poetry Slam Champion. Xyr work is a practice in becoming unapologetic and unafraid, writing in dedication to xyr community, and xyr name. You can find xyr work on Glass Poetry Press and Wusgood Mag.

Chrysanthemum Tran is a queer and transgender Vietnamese American poet, performer, and teaching artist based in Providence by way of Oklahoma City. In 2016, she became the first transfeminine finalist of the Women of the World Poetry Slam. A 2016 Rustbelt Poetry Slam Champion and 2017 FEMS Poetry Slam Champion, Chrysanthemum is a Pink Door Fellow and the current lead teaching artist for the Providence Poetry Slam youth team. Her work can be found in The Offing, The Blueshift Journal, Muzzle Magazine, and the Bettering American Poetry Vol. 2 anthology.

On the Korean island of Man-Jae, three elderly women spend their dying days diving into the ocean and harvesting seafood with rusty knives. They are “haenyeos”—sea women—and they have no heirs to their millennium-old tradition. Directed by Sammi Cannold (Violet at A.R.T., Ragtime on Ellis Island), Celine Song’s Endlings follows these extraordinary women both on land and underwater as they swim beneath the waves and reach beyond the shores of their tiny island.

Inspired by the young Egyptians who took to the streets to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak in 2011, this new musical follows six revolutionary students armed with laptops and cameras, guitars and spray cans as they come of age in a contemporary Cairo. Winner of the 2016 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater.