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Faculty News - Spring 2018

Lighting Design
November 2018
Brian Lillienthal designed the lighting for the production of The Villians' Supper Club by Lila Rose Kaplan at Merrimack Repertory Theatre.

IRNE Awards
April 2018
Maurice Parent, Jo Williams, and our frequent guest Sound Designer, Dave Remedios were recognized as part of the 2018 IRNE Awards. Maurice was in the award-winning ensemble for the Huntington's Merrily We Roll Along, Dave designed sound for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, and Jo worked as the Production Manager for Moonbox Theatre (which received multiple awards).

Friendship Bridge
April 2018
Professor Jennifer Burton co-directed this video with Susan Sarandon for the Friendship Bridge 2018 Building Bridges Stay-At-Home Gala. The gala raised $90,000 toward women's empowerment and transformative change in Guatemala.

The American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) Celebration
March 2018
The American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) held their annual celebration of recent publications in the field of American Theatre and Performance at the Drama Bookshop in New York City. Noe Montez was one of the "brilliant authors" who read from his recent publication Memory, Transitional Justice, and Theatre in Postdictatorship Argentina (Southern Illinois University Press). The reading included a Q&A.

2018 IRNE Awards
March 2018
Brian Lilienthal was nominated for a 2018 IRNE Award for Best Lighting Design for Silent Sky at Merrimack Repertory Theatre.

Other Drama Faculty who worked on shows nominated for 2018 IRNE Awards include:

  • Best New Play: Finish Line at Boston Theater Company. Bridget Kathleen O'Leary, Dramaturg and Jo Williams, Associate Producer
  • Best New Play: The 39 Steps by Moonbox Productions. Jo Williams, Production Manager.
  • Best Supporting Actor-Play-Midsize: Melinda Lopez, Grand Concourse at SpeakEasy Stage. Bridget O'Leary, Director
  • Best Actress-Play-Midsize: Thomas Derrah, Grand Concourse at SpeakEasy Stage. Bridget O'Leary, Director

Half the History
March 2018
Jennifer Burton's Half the History trailer highlights under-told stories of women in American history. Become part of the movement to include equality in history books, sites, historic preservation, and media. Be inspired by one of the women in this video or on the HTH website or Facebook. Produced by Five Sisters Productions with Tufts Production Team.