The Suffolk Journal

“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

Courtesy of Aria Sergany

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

By Facebook user Aria Lynn Sergany

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...

Feeling blue, seeing red

Felicity Otterbein / Arts Editor

Felicity Otterbein

April 11, 2018

Deep within the heart of theater lies a cavernous mine filled to the brim with boundless opportunity to poke fun at the world we live in. Dramatic and poetic irony are so deeply embedded within society that it’s become almost ritualistic to ensure the dramatics and antics of the modern world are for...

Democracy vs. Drama, withstanding the tests of time

Felicity Otterbein / Arts Editor

Ryan Arel

April 6, 2018

Are we too divided on our political views for democracy to survive? In the musical “One State, Two State,” written and directed by Theatre professor Wesley Savick, the characters will wrestle with this question in a musical that tries to depict where American society stands politically for the time...

A dream come true, Soulfully Versed debut

Courtesy of Soulfully Versed

Juliana Tuozzola

March 27, 2018

Suffolk University’s Soulfully Versed, one of two A cappella groups on campus, prides itself upon both diversity and unity. This group represents 14 different and uniquely talented students, but when their individual passions and voices come together, there is no question that Soulfully Versed embodi...

Spotlight series tackles anxiety in latest performance of “The Swimmer”

Felicity Otterbein

March 18, 2018

Art imitating life is perhaps one of the oldest techniques when approaching discussing the mounting magnitudes of depression, loss and grief. The power of theater and visual art presents the ability to see emotion take place, and process it immediately - allowing for a potential empathetic or sympath...

It’s the end of the world as they know it

Courtesy of Dan McHugh

Ryan Arel

February 28, 2018

One of the greater flaws of human existence is the general apathy felt by those who are unsatisfied or disappointed with the turns life can present. This can be applied to any and all walks of life; as what humans experience can shape an outlook on life, personality and character. It’s easy to see why buryi...

Importance of Inclusivity: QSU promotes diversity on campus

Shown above are symbols of gender identity. While the list is extensive, it’s important to recognize every and all identities in today’s growing climate. Left to right: transgender, female, male, intersex, with a plus sign to recognize all other gender identities.

Felicity Otterbein

February 21, 2018

Perhaps one of the more active and engaged groups on campus, the Queer Student Union (QSU) has set out to advocate for the well-being and inclusivity of students campus-wide. According to QSU President Joe Piemonte, the group was started more than 10 years ago as the Rainbow Alliance, but has been more...

Spring Showcase 2018: musicals & minimalism

Felicity Otterbein / Arts & Culture Editor

Juliana Sanchez

February 14, 2018

  The Spring Showcase 2018, featured “Acting 101/ Ames Room,” directed and written by Elektra Newman, and “I Enjoy Being a Girl,” a cabaret directed and choreographed by Victoria Isotti. “Acting 101/ Ames,” room represents a journey toward fulfillment and happiness, while “I Enjoy...

Spring Showcase 2018: an existential crisis, celebrating women

Felicity Otterbein / Arts Editor

Felicity Otterbein

February 7, 2018

Within the theater community lies an undeniable thirst to create and suspend reality, if only for the briefest of moments. A hunger to create passionate, personable and personal content is always on the rise. At Suffolk University, this trend remains amongst its gifted theater student writers, directors and...

Venture capitalizes on 50 plus years

Morgan Hume/ Journal Staff

Morgan Hume

January 31, 2018

Five decades ago, in the midst of war and government resistance, Gregory Wayland was just another student at Suffolk University. While horrific events were filling up television broadcasts throughout the nation, Wayland sat quietly, scribbling his opinions and poetry down in a notebook. His private t...

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