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SpeakEasy Stage Company’s restructures concept of autism in performance of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

SpeakEasy Stage Company’s restructures concept of autism in performance of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

Kendra Huber

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

Theatrical ambiguity allows for creative innovation to encompass a production. If done well, the audience experiences this creativity in its intended form, by means of sound, lights, script, props, and the actor’s craft. In SpeakEasy Stage Company’s performance of “The Curious Incident of the ...

In a Suffolk cafeteria, far far away…

In a Suffolk cafeteria, far far away…

Felicity Otterbein

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

In a society driven by instant gratification, it’s easy to get swept up in the dramatics and dissatisfaction when something is not put into not-so-patiently waiting hands. Such is the millennial lifestyle. Those who grew up in the digital age, so to speak, have come to rely so heavily on technol...

Fall Showcase

Fall Showcase

Felicity Otterbein

October 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

With the Sullivan Studio Theater acting as a display case for Suffolk theatre students to prove their worthiness of performance, the latest installment of Fall Showcase was nothing short of spectacular. This year, which featured work by Suffolk University’s Xenia Kamalova, Erica Wisor and Ali Maynard, th...

“Midnight Ride” makes light of potential global nuclear threat

“Midnight Ride” makes light of potential global nuclear threat

Amy Koczera

October 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Theatre is perhaps one of the most effective ways to articulate ideas and opinions, not only for the purpose of telling stories, but also to communicate powerful and political messages in a visually stimulating way. In James Carroll’s “Midnight Ride,” Carroll paints a vivid, detailed picture of Un...

Stage Raider

Stage Raider

Kyle Crozier

October 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Filled with nostalgia, action and humor, junior theatre major Justin Smith brings Lara Croft to life in an original production inspired by the critically acclaimed video game series, “Tomb Raider,” in the latest installment of the Suffolk University Spotlight Series, “A Fish Without a Bicycle.”...

“Fractured Inferno” poses question for life

“Fractured Inferno” poses question for life

Felicity Otterbein

April 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

It takes an incredible amount of creativity and imagination to be able to create an original play. It’s easy to succumb to performing yet another rendition of a Shakespeare tragedy or explore Henrik Ibsen’s realism. On it’s own, writing and directing in the theater is a feat in and of itself, bu...

Who then am I?

Who then am I?

Felicity Otterbein

April 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

For more photos from "Orlando," visit Uncovered with Flash.   Organized chaos. Perhaps one of the more ironically used oxymorons in the english language, is widely used to describe cluttered bedrooms or office desks for those who thrive off of instability. From a place of dismantled common ...

Stick a pin in it: preparing for “Orlando”

Stick a pin in it: preparing for “Orlando”

Felicity Otterbein

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

In a whirlwind of fabric, sketches and beading, Maxine Buretta has managed to harness her innate ability to create and focus it toward her senior thesis, “Orlando.” The theatre major has spent her last four years at Suffolk University in the throes of the theatre department, amidst casting, cos...

“A Ride on the Irish Cream” encapsulates adolescent imagination, humor

“A Ride on the Irish Cream” encapsulates adolescent imagination, humor

Kendra Huber

March 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

Nothing cures our social confinement better than laughter. Erin Markey, recently named one of “Brooklyn’s 50 Funniest People” (Brooklyn Magazine), fosters this idea in her new, exotic performance art piece, “A Ride on the Irish Cream.”   Opening in darkness, accompanied by no spotl...

Spell it out for me

Spell it out for me

Felicity Otterbein

March 1, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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...

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