Category: Suffolk University

Students experience BPT “from page to stage”

February 5th, 2018 in 2017/2018 Season, Blog, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Elemeno Pea, Lost Tempo, new plays, Suffolk University

2017-10-04_LST TEMPO-018.nef Lost Tempo By Cliff Odle. Directed by Diego Arciniegas. October 5-22 Gifted jazz saxophonist Willie “Cool” Jones is lured back from Paris by past-love Babs with the promise of ownership in Mitzy’s Jazz Kitchen, but Cool’s inner demons compete with his ambitions as he tries to make sense of his life. A jazz riff on the addictions from which we all suffer, musical and otherwise.

L-R: Mishell Lilly (background), Omar Robinson, Evelyn Howe (background), and Kinson Theodoris in Cliff Odle’s Lost Tempo (Photo: Kalman Zabarsky)

Richard Chambers’s freshman seminar at Suffolk University offers students the opportunity to read, analyze, and experience local live theatrical performances, including two at BPT last fall—Lost Tempo and Elemeno Pea. Read the full story

It’s so cool picking apart a play and trying to understand it. And then you go and see you’re all wrong, but it’s OK to be wrong. I learned that.”

—Suffolk Student Lindsay Belair

2017-10-31_ELEMENO -008.nef Kalman Zabarsky Photographer ELEMENO PEA by Molly Smith Metzler Directed by: Shana Gozansky November 2-19, 2017 When Devon visits Simone for an end-of- summer sibs fest on Martha’s Vineyard, she finds her little sister changed beyond recognition. As personal assistant to wealthy and demanding trophy wife Michaela Kell, Simone enjoys a lavish beachfront lifestyle that these girls never could have imagined growing up in blue-collar Buffalo—but is all this luxury free of cost? Worlds collide and sisters square off in this keenly-observed comedy about ambition, regret, and the choices that shape who we become. Kalman Zabarsky Photographer

L-R: Lydia Barnett-Mulligan, Amanda Collins (background), and Samantha Richert in Molly Smith Metzler’s Elemeno Pea (Photo: Kalman Zabarsky)

‘Rhino’ art

March 4th, 2016 in Blog, Rhinoceros, Suffolk University


I love the graphic design for Rhinoceros, by Suffolk University alumnus Matt Eriksen. Come see the show! Tickets

Alumni news, in brief:

November 12th, 2013 in August Wilson, Blog, Cliff Odle, Karen Zacarías, new plays, Suffolk University, Wesley Savick, Will Fancher

Read (and listen) about Karen Zacarías' new play, Just Like Us (based on Helen Thorpe's book), which is playing to sold out houses in Denver...

Check out Will Fancher's new writing project -- to write one new song each week for a year -- and make a request (I'm going to!)...

Cliff Odle is one of the producers and organizers of UMass Boston's The Emancipated Century, staged readings of all ten plays in August Wilson's Century Cycle. Take a look at the project's Web site for a full schedule of readings and related events. Next up is Jitney on Nov. 18, right here at BPT...

Wes Savick's new play FAB! or whatever opens at Suffolk University's Modern Theatre this Thursday...

Schnorrers is Outside the Box!

July 10th, 2013 in Blog, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, new plays, Robert Brustein, Suffolk University

Did you know that BPT is co-producing (along with Suffolk University) a one-night-only staged reading of Robert Brustein and Hankus Netsky's King of the Schnorrers? Don't miss it on July 20, part of the Outside the Box Festival! FREE!