Lois Roach

Lois P. Roachlroach@wellesley.edu
(781) 283-2039
Theatre Studies
B.S., Emerson College; M.A., Lesley College

Lois P. Roach

Senior 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.

Lyric Stage

Company One Boston