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Student productions lighten the black box

Student productions lighten the black box

Felicity Otterbein
February 15
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Showcase, Theater

When presented with an empty and barren black box, some fail to see beyond the potential it holds. Some may look at it merely as a container to store things, others may not even give it a second glance. On the other hand, some may look at it like a blank canvas anxiously awaiting a new masterpiece to b...

Steve Sweeney debuts at Suffolk with one-man show, “Townie”

Steve Sweeney debuts at Suffolk with one-man show, “Townie”

Morgan Hume
February 8
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Theater

In an infamous chord progression, the Boston-bred Dropkick Murphy’s begin their hit “Dirty Water,” with a throaty description of their cherished hometown and the river that runs through it. In a sweeping display of well-placed perfection, the group conveys how they appreciate their home. In a sim...

American Repertory Theater transcends image of trans-community

American Repertory Theater transcends image of trans-community

Kendra Huber
February 1
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

Imagine the surprise when arriving to a stage filled with nothing but seven empty chairs. No backdrop, no color, just plain, black chairs on a brightly lit stage, creating a sense of raw intimacy. Paul Lucas fills these seats with humor and intellect, bringing to life his first full-length play, Trans...

“Title TBA” springs into second semester as first Suffolk stage performance

“Title TBA”  springs into second semester as first Suffolk stage performance

Elvira Mora
February 1
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Kicking off the spring semester in the Suffolk University theater department was the return of the Spotlight Series, "Title TBA.” The Spotlight series is an entirely student run series showcasing developing work that is written and directed solely by students. Supposedly, "Title TBA" gained a large amou...

Living for tomorrow

Living for tomorrow

Felicity Otterbein
February 1
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Theater

With the hype that surrounds the natural environment and the growing concept of climate change, it’s difficult to bring people together in a serious way to discuss the issues that affect the immediate future. Some would rather turn a blind eye and refuse to commit to the existence - or lack thereof ...

Un-veiling new show, new talent: SU’s “Margo Veil” is hilarious, emotional, raw and a must-see

Un-veiling new show, new talent: SU’s “Margo Veil” is hilarious, emotional, raw and a must-see

Felicity Otterbein
November 16
Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

Amidst a swirl of lights and color, Suffolk University’s latest production “Margo Veil,” held its final week of rehearsal before opening Thursday Nov. 17. at the Modern Theater. Margo  Veil, Sarah Vasilevsky,  is an aspiring actress who is in the midst of a tour of a terrible play. Coached through her life decisions by...

Fall Showcase cast spotlight on student-run performances

Nathan Espinal
October 6
Filed under Arts & Culture, 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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Spotlight performance kicks off student productions

Spotlight performance kicks off student productions

James MacDonald
September 28
Filed under Arts & Culture, 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, 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, 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...

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