Conversations

BabsonARTS conversations showcase dynamic speakers ranging from prominent arts leaders to literary luminaries. They discuss their work and share their insights, engaging with the audience in an intimate setting.

Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Day: Steve Pemberton

Wednesday, Februry 12, 5:00 p.m. 
Carling-Sorenson Theater

This event initiates important conversations to continue the realization of King’s vision of justice, equality, and peace in our own community and in the world at large. Steve Pemberton’s life story is about defying seemingly insurmountable odds to become a trail-blazing corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate, and acclaimed speaker.

FREE with reservation 

 

From Start Up to Growth: Brighter Boston

Arts & Business Conversation
Thursday, February 13, 12:30 p.m.
Sorenson Upper Lobby

Founded in 2013 by Boston Public Schools theater teacher and lighting designer Daniel Jentzen, Brighter Boston’s mission is to guide teenagers to discover meaningful work and personal success through life-changing internships in the event production industry.  Interns have worked with over 22 organizations including shows for LL Cool J, Lucy Liu, Pax East, and Wynton Marsalis.

FREE with reservation/Lunch provided

 

Dawn Simmons: Theatre Director, Playwright, and Arts Administrator

Arts & Business Conversation
Friday, February 21, 12:30 p.m.
Sorenson Upper Lobby

Dawn M. Simmons is co-founder and Artistic Director of The Front Porch Arts Collective, a new black theatre company committed to advancing racial equity in Boston through theater, a director, a playwright, and an arts administrator. This multi-dimensional Boston artist and executive embodies the innate entrepreneurial spirit of any creative endeavor.

FREE with reservation/Lunch provided

 

Sorenson Arts Scholars Spotlight and Reception

Tuesday, April 14, 5:00 p.m.
Sorenson Upper Lobby

The Sorenson Arts Scholars focus on a project in their primary medium to explore and develop their artistic identity. Each year culminates in the Spotlight and Reception and when the scholars present their finished pieces and share their process over light refreshments. The 2019-2023 Sorenson Arts Scholars are: Madison Adler ’21, Maria Blanco ’20, Caroline Clark ’23, Logan Harris ’22, Joseph Nash ’20, and Amara Ogukwe ’22.

FREE with reservation