The Suffolk Journal

Feeling blue, seeing red

Feeling blue, seeing red

Felicity Otterbein

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

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...

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

Felicity Otterbein

March 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

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...

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 ...

Who then am I?

Who then am I?

Felicity Otterbein

April 11, 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 ...

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...

American Repertory Theater transcends image of trans-community

American Repertory Theater transcends image of trans-community

Kendra Huber

February 1, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2016


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.

Spotlight shines on independent works of students

James MacDonald

September 21, 2016


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...

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