Theatre Department Student Productions
Throughout the academic year, Suffolk University's Theatre students are involved in various productions in many different capacities.
Each year, two main-stage productions are held in the Modern Theatre, where a faculty or guest artist directs a classic, contemporary or new play.
Fall & Spring Showcases
Held twice a year, the Showcases are opportunities to present student directed, written and designed one-act plays.
The Spotlight Series
The Spotlight Series enables students to devise and experiment with innovative new work.
The April Production
The department features a one act or full length production in the Sullivan Studio Theatre in April. These shows are typically initiated by students and occasionally by faculty.
Additional Opportunities for Student Involvement
Every year the department generates special projects that offer additional opportunities for Suffolk students to get involved.
Readings of new student-written plays.
Musical Theatre in the Modern
Performances of songs by dynamic living composers rotate with staged readings of Broadway's most distinguished classic musicals.
Founding Artistic Director Wesley Savick leads students, alumni and guest professional artists in developing original, urgent and timely new work. In 2019, the Theatre Department collaborated with the National Theatre of Allston to present Ubu Roar, a new adaptation of the play that launched the Modernist movement in western theatre over 120 years ago.
The Theatre Department collaborates with guest resident companies in the Modern. In 2019, the department partnered with The Puppet Showplace Theater and Sandglass Theatre to present Babylon: Journeys of Refugees about the experiences of people fleeing from their home countries to America.
“Writing and directing “Re-Evaluationland”, my Senior Honors Project, was challenging, inspiring, and fulfilling. I explored and collaborated with peers in an independent and decisive way. That experience exemplified the Theatre Department’s professional preparation. I came out of that project confident, capable, and eager to create more opportunities for myself."
Our 2020-2021 Production Season
"Sputnik 2" - A festival of one-act plays written and directed by students
"Sargasso Sea" written & directed by Liv Joan
Aboard the Roebuck ship, Sailing Master Mariner is the greatest Master of the seas, but holds a secret that could be deadly. The fully virtual story of Mariner unravels as they course the waves of the once thought-to-be-myth Sargasso Sea.
"The House that Dripped Blood" written & directed by Collin Smith
A multimedia show based on the album Tallahassee by the Mountain Goats. A couple, John and Danielle, move to Tallahassee to give their relationship one last chance.
"Rhododendrons" written & directed by Katie Johnson
A show immersed in the Pacific Northwest following the relationships and internal battles of three siblings and their close friend as they live illegally in Forest Park. Prerecorded from the studio theater.
"Our Time" - Directed and curated by Wesley Savick utilizing student playwriting work from the spring of 2020