The Suffolk Journal

Mockingjay soars on screen

Mockingjay soars on screen

Brigitte Carreiro

December 2, 2015

After leaving viewers an exceptional cliff-hanger in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1,” the partner film and finalé to the popular “Hunger Games” series had much to live up to. With an emotionally-taxing novel to mimic and astounding scenes to recreate, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - ...

Puberty, abuse sexual orientation in new PAO production

Puberty, abuse sexual orientation in new PAO production

Colleen Day

February 25, 2015

“Spring Awakening,” a rock musical adaptation written by German dramatist, Frank Wedekind, literally roused the audience at the C. Walsh Theater over the weekend.  While the musical has been banned on some stages and censored on others, the Performing Arts Office and its members vividly dramatized...

Suffolk performers gear up for bustling spring season

Suffolk performers gear up for bustling spring season

Haley Peabody

February 4, 2015

As yet another semester begins for Suffolk students, both the Theatre Department and Performing Arts Office are gearing up to present their spring line-up of performances, a season that will be packing both the C. Walsh and Modern Theatre with events to dazzle and delight the Suffolk community as well...

PAO brings history to life with Radium Girls on premiere weekend entertainment

PAO brings history to life with Radium Girls on premiere weekend entertainment

Haley Peabody

February 26, 2014

This past weekend, the Performing Arts Office presented its annual spring play, otherwise known as the “Pioneer Performance Series,” with its production of Radium Girls. The show chronicles the real life of events of women who worked as watch dial painters for the U.S. Radium Company in the early...

The club behind the scenes of Suffolk theatres

The club behind the scenes of Suffolk theatres

Dani Marrero

February 5, 2014

They are the ones behind the scenes, behind the soundboards, and focused on the cues through their headsets. They are the quiet workers that make sure the music is at the perfect volume and the lights are shining in the right spots, the mics are powered when they should be and the speakers are working...

Suffolk Alumnus Michael Barra sets bar for theatre productions to come with Gotham Stage Company

Suffolk Alumnus Michael Barra sets bar for theatre productions to come with Gotham Stage Company

David Frederick

October 30, 2013

Media executive Michael Barra is a former Suffolk University finance major who has come far in the theatre world. From working with independent troupes like the Gotham Stage Company to conglomerates like Disney, he truly has seen and worked in every single aspect of the business. Barra has now branched...

Marie Antoinette in a different light: One-woman show depicts human side of controversial queen

Marie Antoinette in a different light: One-woman show depicts human side of controversial queen

October 23, 2013

By: Lucie Coppola This weekend The French Theatrical Foundation presented "Marie-Antoinette In Her Own Words" at the Modern Theatre. The French Theatrical Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of French and French-Language performing arts. The...

Suffolk’s Fall Showcase features wide array of student plays

Sarah A. Lokker

October 16, 2013

Family, friends, and Suffolk students joined together this past weekend in the studio theatre of Donahue to support the theatre department as they brought the Fall Showcase to life.  This year four plays were introduced, which included Yesterday, Scalpel, Please, The Dangers of Eating Dessert Before...

Fall Fest ’12 is truly ‘Spectacular’

October 17, 2012

Flora Wilds  Journal Contributor Suffolk’s Performing Arts Office produced their annual Fall Fest this past weekend. The free show, entitled “Sports Spectacular,” was held at the C. Walsh Theater. Acts included performances by student musical groups and soloists, as well as routines by Suff...

Annual spring showcase features four student plays

February 28, 2012

Dan Olson  Journal Staff Twice a year, theater students at Suffolk University are able to express their abilities in writing and directing short plays during the annual fall and spring showcases.  This year’s Spring Showcase featured the talents of many student directors and performers in four short pl...

Techies Union enhances, ensures shows

Techies Union enhances, ensures shows

October 19, 2011

Lauren Spencer, Journal Contributor Techies Union is Suffolk University’s theatre, technical and design collaborative group that services a variety of performing arts groups and events both on and off campus. The group is made up of the students who do all the performance-enhancing lights, sound...

‘Play in the Gray’ a Refreshing, Entertaining Documentary

‘Play in the Gray’ a Refreshing, Entertaining Documentary

Lexis Galloway

November 18, 2010

Lexis Galloway Journal Staff ‘Play in the Gray,’ (Planted Seed Productions) the first film shown in the new Modern Theatre in close to 40 years, is a documentary that follows an all female theatre group and their exploration into gender and personal identity. A performance group called "All the ...

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