The Suffolk Journal

Suffolk students debut three original plays at annual Spring Showcase

Suffolk students debut three original plays at annual Spring Showcase

Morgan Hume

February 16, 2019

The Suffolk University theatre department presented its annual Spring Showcase last weekend, which brought three unique student written and directed plays to life at the Sullivan Studio Theatre. The performance gave young playwrights and directors the chance to exhibit their work in front of a larger...

Academic minor breaks down departmental silos at Suffolk

Academic minor breaks down departmental silos at Suffolk

Katelyn Norwood

February 6, 2019

The Arts Administration minor is a hidden gem at Suffolk University. Having only been around for five years since its creation in 2014, the program’s main strength is its ability to form a collaboration between the arts and business departments. “It’s most important when you’re going into...

Suffolk University Dance Company debuts new routines at “Sweet Peek”

Morgan Hume

December 5, 2018

The Suffolk University Dance Company (SUDC) exemplified fresh choreography and confident dancers at Sargent Hall Wednesday night during their “Sweet Peek” performance, which gave the audience an inside look at some of the routines they will be performing at their Spring Showcase. SUDC performed...

Banding together through jazz: Suffolk Jazz Band plays at “Ramsgiving”

Banding together through jazz: Suffolk Jazz Band plays at “Ramsgiving”

Nick Viveiros

November 14, 2018

There were eleven of them, clad in black and maroon shirts in front of a scrim in the Somerset Café. A saxophonist, two trumpets, two string players, a trombonist, two percussionists, a bassist, guitarist and keyboardist. Together, they make up the Suffolk University Jazz Band. The Jazz Band is curren...

Suffolk professor’s original play “Loss of Breath: The Unfinished Life and Death of Edgar Allan Poe” debuts Thursday at Modern Theatre

Suffolk professor’s original play “Loss of Breath: The Unfinished Life and Death of Edgar Allan Poe” debuts Thursday at Modern Theatre

Ryan Arel and Morgan Hume

November 14, 2018

In a play merging the playful nature of puppets and the dark themes of Edgar Allan Poe’s work, “Loss of Breath: The Unfinished Life and Death of Edgar Allan Poe” will debut at Modern Theatre on Thursday. The play was written by Suffolk Professor Wesley Savick and the first production of the pla...

Native American Gyasi Ross promotes activism with poetry

Shayla Manning

November 7, 2018

Students of all backgrounds were drawn together to kick off the start of Native American Heritage Month with “Activism Through Spoken Word” on Thursday at an event held by The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. The event featured speaker Gyasi Ross, who is a member of the Blackfeet Nation,...

Spotlight shines on Suffolk junior Peter Teutsch in original production “Twice Upon A Self”

Spotlight shines on Suffolk junior Peter Teutsch in original production “Twice Upon A Self”

Catarina Protano

November 7, 2018

Theatre is more than just a form of entertainment for Peter Teutsch, a junior theatre major at Suffolk University. It’s an outlet for emotion and passion that shined through in his original production “Twice Upon a Self,” which premiered in the Sullivan Studio Theater on Friday as part of the theater...

Fall Showcase brings student productions to Sullivan Theatre

Fall Showcase brings student productions to Sullivan Theatre

Alexandria Acacia

October 17, 2018

This past weekend the Suffolk University Theater Department presented its annual Fall Showcase, a collection of one-act plays written and directed by students to celebrate their creativity and talent. The plays touched on current events, culture, distress and death. The showcase featured three plays: ...

Human Flow: A deeper look at refugee suffering

Amy Koczera and Ryan Arel

September 27, 2018

As a result of vicious acts of genocide and other heinous crimes against humanity, billions of people from all across the globe have been displaced from the countries they used to call home. In the documentary film “Human Flow,” director and renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei provides...

“Public Theatre” comeback

“Public Theatre” comeback

Morgan Hume

September 27, 2018

The Public Theatre in New York City strives to be a voice by and for the people, so it’s no surprise that last year’s production of Shakespeare’s classic play “Julius Caesar,” which performed free viewings in Central Park of New York City in June of 2017, included a modern, political twist. The...

Despite the spotlight, darkness shines

Despite the spotlight, darkness shines

Felicity Otterbein

April 25, 2018

At some point, the opportunity presents itself where years of study, research and hard work meet and the time comes for virtual reality to become reality. For some, this means taking a project off of a screen and launching it into the three-dimensional world. For others, it means taking thoughts and im...

Staging the stigma, senior thesis tackles mental illness

Staging the stigma, senior thesis tackles mental illness

Felicity Otterbein

April 18, 2018

Some of the most prominent issues in society are those that we cannot see until they are dragged into the spotlight. Quite literally staging the stigma, senior english and theater double major Aria Sergany is putting forth a production geared toward mental health awareness - or the lack thereof. As h...

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