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Tufts University
Dept. of Drama and Dance
Aidekman Arts Center
Packard 108
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.3524
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Maurice Parent
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Biography

Maurice Parent is an actor, singer, dancer, educator, and mentor originally from the Washington, D.C., area. He has performed Off-Broadway and regionally at The York Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Futon Opera House, Neighborhood Opera Company, Barrington Stage, Music Theatre of Wichita, Cape Playhouse, Northern Stage, Huntington Theatre Co., New Repertory Theatre, SpeakEasy Stage Co., Central Square Theatre, Lyric Stage Co., Commonwealth Shakespeare Co., and Boston Theatre Works. Maurice has performed internationally with Gardner and Wife productions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is a resident company member of the Actors' Shakespeare Project. He is the winner of the 2016 and 2015 Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) awards for The Convert and The Color Purple and the 2008 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actor Small/Midsize Company for his performances in Angels in America (Belize/Mr. Lies), The Wild Party (Black), and Some Men (Angel Eyes). As an educator Maurice has taught at Northeastern University, Reed Academy, Citi Performing Arts Center, and the Boston Public Schools. He has taught master classes for New Repertory Theatre, Lyric Stage Co., Milton Academy, and the Actors' Shakespeare Project.

He is co-founder of the Front Porch Arts Collective which "examines the interactions between race, economics, culture, gender and sexuality from a Black and Brown perspective. We exist to make art that explores intersectionality to challenge notions of the Black and Brown experience and seek a deeper understanding of the struggle. We are committed to exposing aspects of this experience in unique, dynamic ways while providing opportunities for Black and Brown talent and bolstering Black and Brown art." He will star in the 2017 New Rep production of The Man of La Mancha. Maurice also teaches at Boston University.