Jim manages the Modern Theatre and new Studio Theatre to enable students to achieve their educational, artistic, and professional goals at Suffolk and beyond. He also co-teaches the Arts Administration class with colleague Nora Magdol. Jim has diverse artistic and management experience in theatre and film as producer, director, actor, and composer with professional credits at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, New York City’s Public Theatre, Chicago's Symphony Center, WGBH Public Television, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Opryland in Nashville, and the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee. He is a board member of the Central Square Theater in Cambridge, MA. Jim holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Director of Production
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.
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 and New 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.
Communications Manager, Theatre Department & Modern Theatre
Rosalind executes marketing campaigns and special projects for the Suffolk University Theatre Department. She also serves as a project manager/producer for the Office of Marketing & Communications. Rosalind handles all production promotion and collateral, press and social media for the Department. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in Theatre and Film Studies and Minor in Vocal Performance. She is a 2016 DASH nominee for "Best Actress in a Musical" and a 2015 IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) nominee for "Best Actress".
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.
Cheyenne is a technician and designer from Lexington, Kentucky who just finished a year as the Lighting Apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville. During her time at ATL, she worked in every aspect of theatrical lighting, including time as a designer, design assistant, Master Electrician, assistant Master Electrician, follow spot operator, and technician. She graduated from Kenyon College cum laude with a degree in drama and a minor in Classics (Roman civilization and Latin language). She worked on over twenty productions during her time at Kenyon, with most of her attention focused on lighting design and technician work as well as scenery design and artistry.