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Erin Fields senior capstone project Dawn of Blackfish was shown at Suffolks Sullivan Studio Theatre on Oct. 8.

‘Dawn of Blackfish’ in the spotlight as Suffolk’s first live audience since the pandemic

Lilly Miron, Journal Contributor October 12, 2021

Erin Field, a Suffolk University theatre major and director of “Dawn of Blackfish,” had no idea how fitting her new play would be for our modern, post-quarantine times when she wrote the play in the...

Marilyn Plotkins, who after 21 years as chair of the Theatre Department has stepped down to a teaching position.

Marilyn Plotkins steps down as chair of Theatre Department

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor October 5, 2021

After nearly 40 years as director of theatre at Suffolk University and 21 years as chair of the Theatre Department, Marilyn Plotkins has stepped down from this role and started a new chapter as a faculty...

The Citizens Bank Opera House in Downtown Crossing sparkles with its Hadestown display.

Boston in Broadway returning with ‘Hadestown’ this November

Madyson DuBois , Journal Contributor October 5, 2021

Broadway in Boston is returning this fall with the Tony-winning musical, “Hadestown,” which is making its premiere at the Citizens Bank Opera House on Nov. 2.  Suffolk University is offering tickets...

The Lost and Found Theatre Projects inaugural production, Through The Panes,
will be held on May 14-16.

Suffolk student’s new theatre company redefines performing in a pandemic

Grace MacDonald, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

A new theatre company is bringing the Suffolk community together with students from colleges across New England to perform unique shows. Suffolk junior Justin Lahue, who is majoring in theatre, started...

Lily Ayotte and Alex Gorski act out a socially distanced scene in Our Time.

One year later: SUTD students share pandemic stories in ‘Our Time’

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor April 20, 2021

Suffolk University Theatre Department’s (SUTD) weekend performance of “Our Time” echoed the hopeful end of a brutal year and the start of better experiences.  The three-night production featured...

Justin Lahues short film, March, will be included in this weekends production of Our Time.

Our Time: Preserving the pandemic through theater

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor April 13, 2021

This week, students will document their pandemic experiences in the Suffolk University Theatre Department’s (SUTD) virtual performance “Our Time.” The three-night production is directed and curated...

The cast of The Social Deathwork.

PAO kills at virtual murder mystery dinner

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

There’s been a murder.  At least, that’s what the cast and crew of Suffolk University’s Performing Arts Office latest dinner theatre, “The Social Deathwork,” portrayed for a fully remote...

Suffolk students Annaliese Arnsten, Kasey Armstrong and Bridget Daggett perform in The Social Deathwork, which premieres this Friday and Saturday.

PAO presents ‘The Social Deathwork’ dinner theater

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

Suffolk University’s murder mystery dinner has been a tradition on campus for 20 years. But this year, the show will go on with a remote twist. The show, titled "The Social Deathwork," shifted from...

“Rhododendrons,” written and directed by Katie Johnson, was one of the plays featured in Sputnik 2.

Suffolk Theatre explores new beginnings in ‘Sputnik 2’

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor March 16, 2021

The Suffolk University Theatre Department successfully launched its second series of “Sputnik,” a virtual festival of one-act plays written and directed by Suffolk students.  The virtual performances...

Join the space race by seeing SUTD’s “Sputnik 2”

Join the space race by seeing SUTD’s “Sputnik 2”

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor March 2, 2021

Get ready for take off with the Suffolk University Theater Department (SUTD) virtual showcase of “Sputnik 2,” which is premiering next week.  This semester’s festival of “Sputnik 2,” which...

Cover art for Trent Englands Solitaire Suite.

The Hub Theatre Company of Boston adapts “Solitaire Suite” to Zoom

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

The Hub Theatre Company in Boston took on the play “Solitaire Suite,” written by local playwright Trent England, which opened on Feb. 20.  The play is a story about a small family and a night where...

The Ramifications, Suffolks  Suffolks co-ed a cappella group, pictured here in 2013.

Suffolk Performing Arts Office celebrates 20th anniversary

Morgan Torre, Asst. Copy Editor December 8, 2020

There may not be much to celebrate about 2020, but Suffolk University’s Performing Arts Office (PAO) has geared up to commemorate its 20th anniversary.  Established as its own entity in 2000, the...

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