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 at the following number: 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

Theatre part-time faculty may be reached at 617-573-8282.

The part-time faculty office is located in the Sawyer Building on the 12th floor.

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

Davron Monroe

Theatre Staff 

Jim Bernhardt
General Manager, Suffolk University Theatre Department and Modern Theatre

Having received his BA in Theatre from Southern Illinois University and MFA in Theatre Production from Boston University, Jim has spent the last 20 years supporting and managing theatrical productions and events in and around the Boston area. In addition to his general manager duties Jim is the acting producer for Juvenilia, Suffolk’s alumni theatre company.

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.

Elektra T. Newman
Technical Assistant

Elektra T. Newman is often referred to as ‘a modern renaissance woman’. She has operated regionally as a freelance artist for nearly thirty theatre companies over the past couple years; which include The Huntington Theatre Co., Boston Conservatory, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, The Strand, SpeakEasy, Boston Center for the Arts & with The Gold Dust Orphans at the Lithuanian Citizens Association, all in a multiplicity of technical fields such as scenic carpentry/painting, lighting, sound, & stage/house management. She graduated from Suffolk University with a Bachelor of Science in Theatre & Arts Administration in 2018, & is honored to be back working with students & staff in such a capacity. She has many aspirations for the future, & someday hopes to fulfill an unforeseen destiny through the many ironic coincidences that make up her life.

Department Staff

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