The Alumni Newsletter of the Film/TV Department



BU L.A. Director in Boston to Direct Video/Theatre Project

By robertr

Next week, the director of Boston University’s Writing and Directing graduate degree programs in L.A. will hold the opening of his theatre and video piece, What Dreams May Come.  Matt Watckins (COM ’09), created the video for the production, and the show will run for a month at the College of Fine Arts.

For more information, and to obtain complimentary tickets to the opening night and reception, visit: the online alumni community.

The press release is below:

Join the Boston University community as we celebrate “One BU” with a collaboration among the various schools, colleges and departments of the university.

Robert Shampain (CFA’80), Director of the Boston University Los Angeles graduate internship programs for actors and writers, is visitng the Charles River Campus for one month to direct What Dreams May Come, a live theatre piece with video.

The subject matter of the project is nightmares and how we deal with the intense emotions they bring up, inspired in part by BU School of Medicine professor Patrick McNamara’s 2008 book Nightmares. The collaborative show had a very successful workshop production in LA last year, and is being expanded for the BU version to include 10 actors from the School of Theatre, film students from the College of Communications, as well as input from Professor McNamara and his students.

The post-show reception will include light refreshments and a panel discussion with Robert Shampain, Matt Watkins (COM’09) and other experts from the Boston University community.

Additional performances will take place February 12th and 13th. For more information, please contact the School of Theatre at 353-3390.

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