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Once you’re bitten by the bug, there’s no going back. The stories here only scratch the surface of the rich and theatrical lives of BU theatre-artists – actors, producers, directors, stage technicians, designers, playwrights, organizers. It takes a village to produce a live performance, and all aspects of the stage life are fostered here at CFA.

Going behind the curtain on Broadway with BU alums

From the cast to design to production, eight BU alums were involved with Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes at the Belasco Theatre in 2023

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In Huntington Theatre Company play, BU alum and current student play same character, 70 years apart

Will Lyman (CFA’71) and Jesse Kodama (CFA’25) on Prayer for the French Republic‘s exploration of fear, hope, and family

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Rigoletto director Leslie Swackhamer (front right) invited Mickey (front left) to design the opera’s costumes. Behind them are the students Mickey brought with her: Duncan Michael (CFA’25) (from left), Gregg Wiggans (CFA’25), Yao Kuang Lee (CFA’25), and Dante Gonzalez (CFA’24).

CFA Costume Designers Help Swedish Company Stitch Together a New Rigoletto

SOT director Susan Mickey and four BU students spent July in the countryside working with Opera på Skäret

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A Singular Light

As one of the country’s only professional Deaf lighting designers, Annie Wiegand (CFA’10) is pushing artistic boundaries and working to increase industry diversity and access

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CFA alum helps to foster community-building through the arts

The Jar curator-in-residence Ireon Roach (CFA’21) says the arts organization uses art to help people “to see others in themselves a little more clearly and authentically.” 

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Backstage Pass

Design & production alums make shows like Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera and ESPN’s Sportscenter come to life.

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Andre Durette (CFA’92), Senior Vice President and Senior Design Director, Jack Morton Worldwide

Ana Weiss (CFA’18) worked as an Assistant Carpenter for American Ballet Theatre

Huntington Theatre Company’s Teenage Dick Reunites BU Alums and Longtime Friends

Moritz von Stuelpnagel (CFA’00), the play’s director, and Gregg Mozgala (CFA’00) have been friends since they roomed together during a study abroad semester in London more than 20 years ago.

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Broadway is Back

As casts and crews return to the stage, many productions want to flip the scripts—to right systemic wrongs. BU alums working on Broadway chime in on how they see the industry growing.

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Stage Magic

From Disney On Ice to Monster Jam, How Feld Entertainment Has Revolutionized Live Family Entertainment. Photo of Jurassic World Live Tour courtesy of Feld Entertainment

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Playwright Kirsten Greenidge is Daring Her Audiences

BU playwright Kirsten Greenidge has adapted, with Emerson College theater director Melia Bensussen, Tony Lukas’ 1985 Pulitzer Prize–winning book Common Ground for the stage. The Huntington Theatre Company production of their piece, Common Ground Revisited, played at the Calderwood Pavilion Wimberly Theatre in 2022.

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A Standout at SpeakEasy Stage Company

Acting student Mishka Yarovoy (CFA’23) is getting noticed in Tony winner The Inheritance

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