It has been another thrilling year here at the Robsham! I hope you will enjoy these highlights from the Theatre Department:
- "Behind the Curtain: The Making of Carousel" goes behind the scenes of the fall 2015 production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, directed by former Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor in Theatre Arts Michelle Miller '98.
- In February 2016, the department produced a new musical, Learning How to Drown, written by our alumna Patricia Noonan '07.
- The third annual Matthew R. DeVoy and John H. DeVoy IV Perspectives on Theatre Series lecture with Boston's chief of arts and culture, Julie Burros, was presented in April 2016. Burros' lecture centered on the role of city government in cultural planning with projects like Boston Creates and Boston AIR.
With three commissioned works by female playwrights as part of our 2016–2017 season, the opening production of Clifford Odets' Waiting for Lefty, a gender-swapped production of Moliere's The Misanthrope, and playwright Sheri Wilner as our Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor in Theatre Arts, the current academic year is proving to be an exciting one as we focus on the theme "Theatre as a Voice for Parity." Closing out our season will be a rousing production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, directed by Paul Daigneault '87, and a day of staged readings of commissioned plays, all written by distinguished alumni: Emily Dendinger '05, Emma Stanton '06, Patricia Noonan '07, and Jeff Augustin '08, as well as Patrick '13 and Daniel Lazour.
On January 8 we hosted our annual BC Theatre 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 an email. It is a great way to stay in touch, and we love to see the growth and successes of our extended BC family.
Chair, Theatre Department