Hystria is an immersive Halloween experience of ghost stories and dances inspired by women who were shut away after being diagnosed with HYSTERIA. Placed in the famous, historical Old South Church in Boston, this project will raise funds for The Lucas Flint Memorial Scholarship at Emerson College for a student in need majoring in Visual Media Arts.
This performance will include Emerson College students performing alongside NPC company members and assisting in crew and admin support positions. This gives young theater makers professional credits with our company as well as experience and inspiration in devising theater that in turn goes to support someone in need. It’s a powerful circle of creating good while we keep Lucas’ name alive.
The Lucas Flint Memorial Scholarship was founded in January, 2019, in honor of Emerson VMA student Lucas Flint who was a pedestrian when he was struck and killed by a hit and run drunk driver. This production will be an annual event to raise funds to keep Lucas’ name alive on the Emerson campus and to creatively support a student who, like Lucas, holds a passion to attend Emerson College.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.