Faculty & Staff - Theatre

The Theatre faculty and staff are here to help the Suffolk University community as a whole—students should contact their professors and administrators to address all questions and concerns.

The department is located on the 12th floor of the Sawyer Building. The office is open Mondays - Fridays 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Contact us by phone at 617-573-8282.

Full-Time Faculty

Richard Chambers
Professor & Department Chair

Pascale Florestal
Visiting Guest Artist Professor

Wesley Savick

Laura Shink
Associate Professor

Heather Stern
Assistant Professor

Emeritus Professors

Marilyn J. Plotkins
Professor Emerita, Director of Modern Theatre at Suffolk University
Founding Director of Boston Music Theatre Project

Part-time Faculty

The part-time faculty office is located in the Sawyer Building on the 12th floor.
Theatre part-time faculty may be reached by phone at 617-573-8282.

Scott Nicholas
Senior Lecturer
Office Hours: Wednesday 9 - 10 a.m. (in S1130)

Davron Monroe

Theatre Staff 

Ae Jee Booth
Technical Assistant
Ae Jee (they/them) is the theatre technical assistant working under Shannon and Emily. They received their BA in psychology and technical theatre from Clark University with a concentration is sound design. After school, they moved onto freelance for Frost Productions and the ICA, as well as participating in over hire for various other theatres and companies including High Output, Boston Early Music Festival, Greater Boston Stage Company, Annamarie Dance Studio and more. While sound is their first love, they also love lighting and music.

Shannon McIntosh
Production Manager
Shannon is a graduate of Boston University's Design program, with concentrations in lighting and sound design. At Suffolk University she 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 Sullivan Studio Theatres. Shannon 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. 

Emily O'Sullivan
Operations Manager
Emily is the Operations Manager at the Modern Theatre, coordinating events and performances in the space and with various groups throughout Suffolk University. Starting in Orlando Florida at the University of Central Florida BFA theatre program, she studied Lighting and Scenic Design, working at such spaces as the Dr. Phillips Center for the Arts, Orlando Repertory Theatre, and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. She is a proud member of IATSE Local 11. Among her credits is Cortland Repertory Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Boston Conservatory, Boston Lyric Opera, Greater Boston Stage Company, and Theatre By The Sea.

Anthony R. Phelps
Interim Theatre General Manager
Anthony has designed scenery and lighting for many years in the Boston area, as well as Minnesota, North Carolina, Illinois. He also works as a scenic artist in film and television including: Beetlejuice 2, Madame Web, Confess Fletch, Boston Strangler, Castle Rock, The Society, and Knives Out. Anthony has taught at University of Massachusetts Boston, Emerson College, University of Kentucky, and Bradley University. He is a member of United Scenic Artists 829.

Department Staff

Mary Wilson
Administrative Coordinator
Office: Sawyer Building, 12th Floor