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Fall Showcase cast spotlight on student-run performances

Nathan Espinal
October 6
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

The Suffolk University Fall Showcase, hosted by the Theatre Department, had the audience travel back in time to understand the present and think about the future. Three student-written and directed plays were performed in Sawyer’s new Studio Theatre.

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The Passion Engine that could

The Passion Engine that could

Cody Barba
October 6
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Do you have something that motivates you? Creatively dubbed, “Passion Engine” is the most recent exhibit at the Suffolk University Gallery that promotes pursuing your passion. The Professors at the New England School of Art and Design (NESAD) showcased their passions and artistic disciplines, which include...

Spotlight performance kicks off student productions

Spotlight performance kicks off student productions

James MacDonald
September 28
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Suffolk University’s new studio theatre hosted its first student production on Friday, the inauguration of the new Spotlight Performances series, “Just Alright.” The show, performed in front of a full house, which included department chair Marilyn Plotkins and the play’s writer Dylan Amerena, r...

Three’s a company, Miss Julie sets bar high

Felicity Otterbein and Taylor White
September 21
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

On Sept. 15, the audience remained captivated during the opening night of “Miss Julie.” The enigmatic scene of the play, presented by Wellfleet’s Harbor Stage Company, set the tone for the rest of the performance with wordless emotion and a haunting score. Written by Swedish playwright August Strind...

Spotlight shines on independent works of students

James MacDonald
September 21
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Spotlight Performances, a student-run series of experimental productions, is set to debut Friday, Sept. 23. The series marks the first time that Suffolk theater students are given complete creative control over their productions, with minimal faculty involvement. The program will give students a ch...

Troupe chooses laughter, first

Troupe chooses laughter, first

Felicity Otterbein
June 1
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Some students choose to express their passion. Whether it’s on the field or stage, students of Suffolk University choose to be involved in their university. For Seriously Bent, one of the two sketch comedy groups on campus, they’ve chosen to make people laugh. Despite losing their manager, which...

C. Walsh: more than a theatre, a home

Alexa Gagosz and Sharyn Gladstone
April 27
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

“In my first year, someone looked me in the eye, and they said ‘no one here will ever invest money in this theatre, so don’t expect it,’” said Dr. Marilyn Plotkins, chair of the Theatre Department. She expected nothing, but would strive to stand out when it came to the former Suffolk University...

W!CKED good

W!CKED good

Taylor White, Journal Contributor
March 4
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

The W!CKED Hip-Hop Dance Crew hosted Boston’s Best Dance Crew 2016 at the C. Walsh Theater. The annual event and benefit competition was a sell out with Suffolk Students, alumni and relatives of dancers from other schools and groups. This year, a portion of the ticket sales were donated to a W!CKE...

Suffolk hosts distinguished photographers

Suffolk hosts distinguished photographers

Brigitte Carreiro
March 2
Filed under Campus, News, Suffolk News

Nick Ut and Mark Edward Harris have spent their careers behind the camera. Nevertheless, when the two, escorted by Senior Lecturer Ken Martin, walked into Union Oyster House during their recent trip to Boston, they were immediately identified. A man at the restaurant’s bar approached Ut, asking ab...

Suffolk PAO set to perform Identity Crisis

Suffolk PAO set to perform Identity Crisis

Sharyn Gladstone
February 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

The Performing Arts Office will hold its 15th annual spring Pioneer Series production with “Identity Crisis” hitting stages Feb. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. in the C. Walsh Theatre. The Series -- which began back in 2002 with the “Vagina Monologues” -- has alternated each year between a musical and n...

The 11 Stages of Going Home for the Holidays

The 11 Stages of Going Home for the Holidays

December 11
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus

  1.  A Week Before You Go Home: You're finishing up writing essays & studying for your finals; and you just want the madness to be over:                 2.  You're OVER the Sodexo food (especially pizza) that you've been eating...

Wait, Suffolk has an art school?

Wait, Suffolk has an art school?

December 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Opinion

There is a disconnect between Suffolk University and NESAD. To see the evidence of this, ask non-art students about NESAD. You’ll have to explain by saying, “you know, the art school part of Suffolk.” If they know Suffolk has an art school, you’ll likely get a reply along the lines of, “It’s...

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