BU College of Fine Arts, School of Theatre
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The School of Theatre in the College of Fine Arts at Boston University was established in 1954 as one of the country’s leading institutions for the study of acting, stage management, design, production, and all aspects of the theatrical profession. In recent years, the School of Theatre has evolved into an energetic place that values the notion of “the new conservatory.” We believe in the artistic possibilities of collaboration that involve faculty, students, alumni, and guest artists in potent explorations of the art form that encourage working together as the best means for achieving artistic growth. We believe that artists must be provided with a rigorous curriculum that allows mastery of the skills of their particular area of interest, be it in acting, directing, playwriting, dramaturgy, design, production, or management. We believe that every member of our community is a part of the artistic home that we create together. In that home, we nurture an appreciation of challenge, a conviction for the value of everyone’s potential, and a belief in the need for intellectual growth as a core part of developing artistic growth. We believe that the School can serve the profession by interacting with it and providing a laboratory for the development of new work or new approaches to existing work. Like our colleagues in the sciences, our role as stewards within an excellent research institution is to be on the forefront of exploring new possibilities for the theatre.
Notable Alumni Include:
Faculty Info: Jorge Arroyo, Beth Barefoot, Allyson Beheler, Judy Braha, Verity Branco, Joel Brandwine, Todd Burgun, Yo-EL A. Cassell, Judith Chaffee, Elizabeth Coen, Mark Cohen, McCaela Donovan, Brian Dudley, Olivia Dumaine, Chris Edwards, Diane Fargo, Diane Fargo, Wendy Goldberg, Kirsten Greenidge, Christine Hamel, Kyna Hamill, Michael Hammond, Julie Hennrikus, Clay Hopper, Melodie Jeffery-Cassell, Adam Mohammed Kassim, Michael Kaye, Johnny Kontogiannis, Kristin Leahey, Nancy Leary, Charles Linshaw, Georgia Lyman, James McCartney, Seághan McKay, Susan Mickey, James Noone, Ronan Noone, Maurice Emmanuel Parent, Jim Petosa, Penney Pinette, Betsy Polatin, Emily Ranii, David Remedios, Jon Savage, Mark Stanley, Matthew Stern, Micki Taylor-Pinne, Cristina Todesco, Elaine Vaan Hogue, Mariann Verheyen, Denise Wallace-Spriggs, Renee E. Yancey
Boston Playwrights' Theatre Presents Boston Theater Marathon XXIII: Special Zoom Edition
March 05, 2021
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre will present Boston Theater Marathon XXIII: Special Zoom Edition, featuring 50 ten-minute plays written by New England playwrights and presented by New England theatre companies via the video conferencing tool Zoom.
Portland Stage Announces The 2020 Clauder Competition For New England Playwrights Winners
March 04, 2021
The winning plays, The Last Ship to Proxima Centauri by Greg Lam, In His Hands by Benjamin Benne, and Rx Machina by Caity-Shea Violette will be workshopped and given digital readings in the 32nd Annual Little Festival of the Unexpected over three weekends in March and April, starting March 12, 2021. The digital workshop performances are free and open to the public with registration.
Philadelphia Performing Arts Photographer Ashley Smith Of Wide Eyed Studios Is Giving Back With Free Artist Photoshoot
March 02, 2021
Popular Philadelphia photographer Ashley Smith's work has been featured by a number of the region's premiere performing arts institutions, including the Arden Theatre Company, Wilma Theater, Theatre Philadelphia, and others.
Arts & Science Announces COVID Safety Training and CCO Certificates for Theatre-Makers
February 26, 2021
Lauren Class Schneider has announced that Arts & Science will offer new COVID-19 safety training courses and certificates for professionals in theatre, events, and beyond. Working with Dr. William L. Daley, Arts & Science is offering classes taught by a faculty of medical, theatre, and event professionals.
KVNO And Dr. Anthony Trecek-King Launch THE SILENT CANON
February 18, 2021
Classical 90.7 KVNO and the Omaha Symphony have partnered to commission a new show highlighting the rich contributions of Black artists to the Western classical canon.'The Silent Canon' explores the work from musicians of African descent, centering their stories and their music.
Gail Samuel Named Next BSO President and CEO
February 18, 2021
The Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) today announced the appointment of accomplished orchestral music executive Gail Samuel as the institution's next President and Chief Executive Officer.
San Diego Opera Announces Spring Drive-In Season Featuring THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and ONE AMAZING NIGHT
February 17, 2021
Inspired by the success from their safe drive-in performances of La bohème in the Fall, which heralded the return of live, in-person, opera to San Diego County since the start of the pandemic, and provided over 300 jobs to many, San Diego Opera has announced a Spring season of safe, socially-distanced, drive-in performances.
Boston Playwrights' Theatre Announces The Continuation Of BPT TALKS Series
February 02, 2021
Boston Playwrights' Theatre today announces the continuation of its series of conversations about new plays, BPT Talks. The upcoming conversations, BPT Talks About Design, will be held via the video conferencing tool Zoom.
Wes Taylor and Alex Wyse Series INDOOR BOYS Picked Up By Here TV
February 01, 2021
Here TV, the leading television network focusing on LGBTQ content and audiences, has acquired Indoor Boys, the Indie Series award-winning and Emmy-nominated digital series from creators Wesley Taylor and Alex Wyse.
Violinist Yevgeny Kutik Announces FINDING HOME: MUSIC FROM THE SUITCASE in Concert
January 28, 2021
On Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7pm ET, Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik, will launch Finding Home: Music from the Suitcase in Concert, a five-episode docu-recital series filmed at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA, based on Kutik’s 2014 album Music from the Suitcase (Marquis Classics).
Season 1 of MUSICALS WITH IMPACT Podcast Now Streaming
January 25, 2021
The inaugural season of Musicals With Impact, hosted by Spencer Williams, launched on all major podcast streaming platforms on Wednesday, January 8th, 2021. Musicals With Impact celebrates new, culture-shifting musicals and gives a much-needed voice to their creators as they pursue their journey to Broadway.
Breaking: Tony-Winning Choreographer Bob Avian Passes Away at 83
January 22, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that beloved Broadway choreographer Bob Avian passed away yesterday from cardiac arrest at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He was 83 years old.
ArtsBridge Announces Virtual SpringTerm and Summer Programs
January 21, 2021
ArtsBridge—a consulting firm that works with high school students who aspire to study the arts—is doing their part to keep the aspirations of young performing artists alive during the pandemic, no matter where they live, by offering virtual training programs that prepare them for remote college auditions in the era of COVID-19.
Huntington and GBH Announce Audio Play TIGER STYLE
January 15, 2021
The Huntington Theatre Company in partnership with GBH presents the audio version of the comedy Tiger Style! by Mike Lew and directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God on Broadway).
Renée Fleming Leads Third Year of SongStudio Workshop for Young Singers
January 14, 2021
From January 18–23, 2021, renowned soprano Renée Fleming will mentor six pairs of aspiring young singers and pianists from around the world in the third year of SongStudio, an innovative program exploring the future of the vocal recital.