News & Gallery
Students News - Fall 2016
Tufts Student Theatre Groups Present Their Fall Major
Students in the Pen, Paint & Pretzels (3Ps) umbrella groups
presented their fall major productions.
GNIT Presented by 3Ps
Tufts Student Theatre Groups Other Presentations
Directed by Peter V. Secrest '17
Written by Will Eno
"Bravo to the cast, crew, director, and designers of GNIT on such a
creative and quirky show. It was a wonderful blend of humor, satire,
pathos, and sheer lunacy!" — Heather Nathans, Department Chair
Fly by Night Presented by Torn Ticket II
Directed by Corinne Thomas '18
Music Directed by Simone Allen '17
Written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick & Kim Rosenstock
Tufts Daily Review
"What an *amazing* show tonight from top to bottom! Gorgeous
singing, dancing, acting, design, music, and directing! DO NOT miss
seeing this show! Bravo to Corinne and the whole cast and crew on a
wonderful opening night!"
— Heather Nathans, Department Chair
3Ps and Torn Ticket II "O" Shows: Gruesome Playground Injuries and
3Ps Circle Mirror Transformation, written by Annie Baker, directed
by James Davis '17, stage managed by Harrison Downs '19, assistant
director Hanna Carr '20, assistant stage manager Isabel Silverston
3Ps This is Our Youth, directed by Chopper Carter-Schelp, stage
managed by Emily Friedlander, written by Kenneth Lonergan
Torn Ticket II Godspell, directed by Jonah Greene, music direction
by Stephanie Evans, music by Stephen Schwartz, and book by
Bare Bodkin Play by Play student theatre festival, featured works
written by students!
Hype! Mimez and Cheap Sox Cheap Hype, a fun night of improv with two
of Tufts' student groups!
There were too many wonderful student theatre events to list them
all! For a complete list of 3Ps umbrella groups and all the fall
happenings, please visit the 3Ps website.
Tufts Ex-College courses taught by Drama Graduate Students
TThe following Ex-College classes were taught by Drama Graduate
Students in the fall semester
- Amy Meyer: Circus and Society
- Katie Swimm: The History of Mental Illness on Stage and Screen
- Irina Yakubovskaya: The Little Prince: The Book and Beyond
Hesam Sharifian earns American Society for Theatre Research's Helen
Krich Chinoy Dissertation Fellowship
Ph.D. candidate Hesam Sharifian was awarded the American Society for
Theatre Research's Helen Krich Chinoy Dissertation Fellowship. The
award assists Ph.D. candidates with the expenses of travel to
national and international collections to conduct research projects
connected with their dissertations.
"Congratulations, Hesam!" – Noe Montez
Hype! Mimez in the news
Student group Hype! Mimez
appeared on the front of Tufts University webpage, which displayed
video of the group performing.
Student and Hype! member Phoebe Cavise published a
blog in Jumbo
Talk, Tufts' admissions magazine. In it she talks about being part
of the Hype! "team" and how theatre has shaped her life.
Katie Swimm directs Big! the Musical
Graduate student Katie Swimm directed Big! the Musical, an
adaptation of the 1988 film, at The Footlight Club in Jamaica Plain.
The Footlight Club in Jamaica Plain. The Footlight Club is America's
longest continuously running community theatre. The show had 21 cast
members, gave 8 performances, and almost 1000 people came to see it!
Also involved in the production were Tufts alum Colin Burnett ('16,
Stage Manager) and current Tufts student Ana Antolin ('17, Costume
Beck Holden wins Anthony Ellis Prize for Best Paper by a Graduate
Graduate student Beck Holden won the Anthony Ellis Prize for Best
Paper by a Graduate Student at the 2016 Comparative Drama
Conference. His article "Signifyin' Sam: Motivated Signifyin(g) and
Future Nostalgia in Post-Reconstruction Black Musicals" is
forthcoming in the 2017 issue of Text and Presentation.