Jim manages the Modern, C. Walsh, and Studio Theatres on behalf of Suffolk students, the University, and the Theatre Department. He also works with faculty to help students achieve their educational, artistic, and professional goals at Suffolk and beyond. Jim has diverse artistic and management experience in theatre and film as producer, designer, director, actor, and musician. His theatrical and film credits include work presented at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, New York City’s Public Theatre, Chicago's Symphony Center, WGBH Public Television, Opryland in Nashville, and the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee. He is a board member of the Underground Railway Theater in Cambridge. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Since receiving his BA in theatre from Southern Illinois University, Jim has worked as a production manager and a technical director throughout New England. Jim is proud to have served as The Cape Playhouse’s first Production Manager and to have been Project Manager and Shop Foreman at Cyco Scenic LLC. In 2007 Jim received his MFA in Theatre Production from Boston University. In addition to his duties as the Production Manager at Suffolk University, Jim maintains his professional connections doing work both in the city and nationally by teaching, overseeing portions of corporate events, and managing theatrical productions.
Nora Sidoti Magdol
Nora oversees all marketing and communication for the Theatre Department and Modern Theatre at Suffolk University. She also provides career development and professional internship guidance to students. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College where she studied Theater Arts and English and is currently an MBA candidate at Sawyer Business School.
C. Walsh Theatre Operations Coordinator
Wayne facilitates presentations by the university and guest organizations in the C. Walsh Theatre. In addition to his work as the unofficial “voice of Suffolk” at university events, Wayne won the poster contest for Suffolk’s recycling campaign and was honored as “Support Staff Member of the Year” in 2006. Wayne is a graduate of Suffolk University.
Steve is a graduate of Boston University's Design program, with concentrations in lighting and sound design. At Suffolk University he designs department productions, manages all student design/technical work calls, guest lectures on the use of lighting & sound design in theatre classes, and oversees upgrades and maintenance of the technical systems used in the Modern, C. Walsh, and Studio Theatres. Steve also does freelance design work in Boston-area theatres and has been helpful in securing professional design and technical work for students interested in the field.
Theatre Department Coordinator & Modern Theatre Administrative Coordinator
Anita serves as the information resource for the Theatre Department. She manages the schedule of the chair/artistic director; manages student information; handles all the financial paperwork for the theatres as well as the academic department; hires, trains, and supervises work-study students; facilitates contracts; provides support for all theatre classes, students, and professors; is the point of contact for potential students; and is the link to other departments within the university. Anita holds a dual degree in German and International Affairs from the University of New Hampshire. She is a Fulbright Scholar and taught English literature and conversation in Germany.
Operations Coordinator, Modern Theatre
Ben has been working as a theatrical technician since he graduated in 2005. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Theatrical Lighting Design from Boston University. Since graduating, Ben has worked as a freelance technician for many companies and theaters in the greater Boston area. He has been a purchasing agent for The Huntington Theatre Co., and a System Installations Project Manager for Barbizon Light of New England. Ben currently runs the technical side of Suffolk’s Modern Theatre.
Front of House Manager
Rachel graduated cum laude with a BA in Theater from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2007, and studied abroad at the University of Hull in Kingston-Upon-Hull, England. She has worked in Front of House Management since 2009 at theatres including Barrington Stage Company, Company One, and the American Repertory Theater. Rachel joined Suffolk University in 2011 as the Assistant Front of House Coordinator and was promoted to Front of House Manager in 2013. Rachel strives to cultivate work-study students into ushers of professional caliber and create a safe and welcoming environment for visiting patrons.
Technical Theatre Assistant
Julie graduated with a BS in Theater with a concentration in Sound Design from Northeastern University in 2010. Since then, she has been working as the Technical Theatre Assistant for Suffolk University's C. Walsh and Modern Theatres, as well as working directly with the Theatre Department and theatre work-study students. Julie also works as an electrician in many theatres around the Boston area, including the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University and the North Shore Music Theater in Beverly, MA. A strong believer in giving back to the community, Julie teaches piano lessons for underprivileged children in the Quincy area.