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
"To Gather Apart" - an online comic drama about creating relationships in a virtual world
To mute, or not to mute?
When's the last time you had a hug that wasn't with someone you live with? Peek behind the mask of a Zoom support group as they share stories of burritos, noisy neighbors, and the search for roses when you hit rock bottom.
The Suffolk University Theatre Department presents a live streaming original play devised by alumnus Nael Nacer (’06) and the cast.
Thursday 10/22, Friday 10/23, Saturday 10/24 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can $0-$20
Live Streaming Link included with Ticket Purchase
A festival of one-act plays written and directed by students.
- Agora: Written & directed by Justin Lahue (’22). Blending theatrical and cinematic formats, this film depicts a person’s tragic journey to make connection.
- Kathy Kares: Written & directed by Kendyl Trott (’22). A live-streamed blast from the past reveals a behind-the-scenes perspective of children’s TV shows that we all loved while growing up.
- The Murder at Garfield Manor: Written & directed by Erin Field (’22). A classic 1920s radio style drama about a detective who learns about his darker side while trying to solve the murder of his childhood friend.
- Which Witch - Written & Directed by Sam Durso (’21). A film comedy about witches competing to prove who is the most powerful.