B.S., Emerson College; M.A., Lesley College
Lois P. RoachSenior Lecturer in Theatre Studies
Engaged in presenting creative works for the stage, bringing performance opportunities to Boston youth, and producing community-focused events.
I work at furthering arts education through my work as project manager of First Night's Neighborhood Network, connecting artist/educators to youth programs throughout Boston, providing performance and visual exhibition opportunities for youth. Also, through Company One's ARTiculation, I work with young spoken word artists on an ongoing touring performance. I love teaching young artists to write and perform and speak(!) through the vehicles of oral interpretation and the introduction to playwriting in Wellesley's Theatre Department.
I directed the New England premiere of Legacy of Light for the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, where I also helmed Crowns and the award-winning Old Settler. I directed the critically acclaimed ARTiculation for Company One; the Providence, R.I., premiere of Treemonisha by Scott Joplin for Opera Providence plus the New England premieres of A House with No Walls, A Lesson Before Dying, and Having Our Say for the New Rep Theater. I developed a touring company with an original play about AIDS, Living On..., currently under agreement with Baker’s Plays. My play, The Emancipation of Mandy and Miz Ellie, premiered in spring 2010.