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Seriously, Who’s Askin’? Suffolk comedy clubs collide for first ever combined show

February 5, 2020

For the first time, Suffolk University’s two comedy clubs, Seriously Bent and Who’s Askin’, combined on one stage to give students a night full of laughs, skits and plenty of improv. The show took...

Spring Showcase to premiere another collection of original student productions

Spring Showcase to premiere another collection of original student productions
February 5, 2020

From Feb. 6 to 9, the Suffolk University theatre department will be hosting the annual Spring Showcase, featuring  three one-act plays that are written and directed by Suffolk students. Each show has...

Feeling blue, seeing red

Felicity Otterbein / Arts Editor
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...

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

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...

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

Courtesy of Nile Hawver/Nile Scot
October 25, 2017

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...

Who then am I?

Felicity Otterbein / Arts Editor
Suffolk University Theatre Department’s “Orlando” shatters conventional concepts of gender identity.
April 11, 2017

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...

Spell it out for me

Courtesy of Dan McHugh Photography
March 1, 2017

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...

Playwright addresses ongoing American theme of hate, discrimination

By Facebook user Wrestling with Freedom
February 22, 2017

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...

Student productions lighten the black box

Courtesy of Stratton McCrady
February 15, 2017

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....

American Repertory Theater transcends image of trans-community

Courtesy of Gretjen Helene Photography
February 1, 2017

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...

“Title TBA” springs into second semester as first Suffolk stage performance

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February 1, 2017

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...

Living for tomorrow

Courtesy of Kseniia Kamalova
Suffolk student nominated for Planet Earth Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
February 1, 2017

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...

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