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Spell it out for me

Spell it out for me

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

In a rip-roaring performance of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Suffolk University Students earned a well-deserved standing ovation at the Modern Theater Friday night. Complete with special guests picked from the audience, amongst them was the Assistant Dean of Students at Suffolk, Joh...

Playwright addresses ongoing American theme of hate, discrimination

Playwright addresses ongoing American theme of hate, discrimination

Katherine Yearwood
February 22
Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

Masquerading as prominent figures from the past, the actors of “Wrestling With Freedom” carried their audience through the turbulent times of the 18th, 19th and 21st centuries in the United States Saturday. Hosted by Madison Park Development Corporation, the intimate audience sat in silence throughout...

Student productions lighten the black box

Student productions lighten the black box

Felicity Otterbein
February 15
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, 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...

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, 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 ...

First they were salty, now they’re sweet

First they were salty, now they’re sweet

Amy Koczera
October 19
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Fall Fest is known for being one of the most entertaining and creative performances put on by Suffolk’s Performing Arts Office (PAO). Among the drama that occurred at Suffolk in the last few years was the relocating of the departments that were in the Donahue and Archer buildings that were sold in 2015.

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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...

Boston Ballet presents Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker

December 19
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

Annie Walsh  Journal Staff As you take a seat in the Boston Opera House, the walls around you soon seem to dissolve as you enter a fantasy dream world and become enthralled in the story that comes alive through the dancers. It is said that a great performance has a touch of magic that makes it ph...

Seven Sicknesses premieres at the Modern Theatre

Seven Sicknesses premieres at the Modern Theatre

December 18
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Dan Olsen  Journal Staff A few weeks ago, Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre hosted several showings of The Seven Sicknesses performed by Suffolk’s theatre department, directed by Wesley Savick (originally by Sean Graney).  The evening included nine short plays and a dinner served at interm...

Fall Fest ’12 is truly ‘Spectacular’

October 17
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Flora Wilds  Journal Contributor Suffolk’s Performing Arts Office produced their annual Fall Fest this past weekend. The free show, entitled “Sports Spectacular,” was held at the C. Walsh Theater. Acts included performances by student musical groups and soloists, as well as routines by Suff...

5th annual Rammys awards student work

5th annual Rammys awards student work

Ally Thibault
April 18
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Film, Theater

After last month’s call for submissions to the fifth annual Rammy Awards garnered over 150 entries to be considered in 11 different categories, students and faculty flocked to the ceremony at the Modern Theater last Thursday night to see who would win each of the honors for their work in visual communication. The...

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