2008 Special Guests
boston college arts council
Tom McCarthy '88
Recipient of the Arts Council Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement
Tom McCarthy is an award-winning actor and filmmaker. His critically acclaimed feature film The Station Agent, which he wrote and directed, premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, receiving The Audience Award and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, among numerous additional awards. The Visitor, also written and directed by Tom McCarty, premiered at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival and will be released nationwide in April 2008.
As an actor, some of McCarthy's credits include Flag of Our Fathers, Syrianna, Goodnight and Good Luck, The Year of the Dog, and Meet the Parents. He can be seen in the final season of HBO's critically acclaimed series, The Wire.
Mike Lupica '74
Mike Lupica is one of the best-known and widely read sports columnists in the U.S., writing a nationally syndicated column for New York's Daily News. He is also a regular on ESPN's Sunday morning show, The Sports reporters. He co-wrote autobiographies with Reggie Jackson and Bill Parcells, and his young adult novels travel Team, Heat, Miracle on 49th Street, and the summer hit for 2007, Summer Ball, have shot up the New York Times bestseller list.
Amy McLaughlin Lemerande '97
In 2003, Amy and her husband founded Knighthorse Theatre Company, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Shakespeare to students of all ages. Specializing in one and two person adaptations of Shakespeare, Knighthorse performs at schools, colleges, festivals and communities across the country and around the world. For a list of productions and workshops visit www.knighthorse.org.