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What's New in the Theatre Department

March 30, 2017

It has been another exciting and productive year at the Heights! I hope you will enjoy an inside look at some of the highlights in the Theatre Department:

  • The second annual Matthew R. Devoy and John H. Devoy IV Perspectives on Theatre Series lecture with Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham '05 was presented last March. Pinkham's lecture focused on the importance of educational and social change through the arts.
  • In January of last year, 2014–2015 Monan Professor in Theatre Arts Tina Packer led our students in a specially devised piece called Honor, Shame, and Violence: A Shakespeare Anthology Project. Her residency was featured in Boston College Magazine and The Boston College Chronicle.
  • Students in the Independent TV & Film course attended the ITV Festival headed by BC alumnus Phil Gilpin '03. Students attended educational panels and networked with some of the most creative and powerful executives in the industry.

Next year's season is shaping up to be another series of exciting events. We are planning to focus on "Theatre as a Voice for Parity," including plays and discussions on issues of equality. We believe this is an important and timely discussion to be having.

The second annual Senior Awards and Showcase event will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Don't miss this opportunity to attend a Boston College Theatre Department alumni reunion and networking. Between 1 and 9 p.m., the day will include networking among alumni and current students; a faculty, staff, and alumni reception; a red carpet with a photographer; and a showcase of our past season.    

On January 4, we held a successful alumni reunion in New York City. If you are part of the entertainment industry and want to be included in our BC Theatre Alumni Facebook group, please send us your email. It is a great way to stay in touch, and we love to see the growth and successes of our extended BC family. 


Crystal Tiala
Chair, Theatre Department

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