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A great Northeastern tradition now in its 81st year, Silver Masque is the student-sponsored branch of the Department of Theatre. Self-governed by Northeastern students, the Masque regularly presents performances and workshops outside of the traditional classroom setting. It is open to all student theatre-lovers who are imaginative, entrepreneurial, and independent.
Silver Masque invites students to push beyond their self-imposed boundaries and provides a supportive, open, creative environment where they can present personal, experimental, and emerging work to one another. New plays, comic sketches, improv, drag, scenes, songs, monologues, dances. Take off your masque and reveal your artistic self.
Silver Masque Programs
Fortnight: Every two weeks there is a late night performance featuring work acted, directed, and designed entirely by students. All Fortnight performances take place in the Ryder Theatre Lab, 334 Ryder.
Workshops: Almost every week, enjoy gatherings with alumni, faculty, or professional guest artists on topics such as auditioning, acting techniques, or creating your own theatre company.
Silver Masque is led by 20 core members and elected officers. For the 2015-2016 academic year they are:
Jenna is a member of the Tech Squad, and is a first year Theatre and Economics Major from Cupertino, California. She spent her last summer working for a cybersecurity company. Jenna was the ASM for the Theatre Department’s Clybourne Park, and Props Master for NU Stage’s Catch Me If You Can.
Ben serves as the Technical Director of Silver Masque, and is a second year International Business Major from Horsham, Pennsylvania. Neil Patrick Harris once asked him, “Did I give you a lap-dance?” He could provide context to this story, but it is so much better without it. Ben ran tech for two department shows last year (Antigone, columbinus), and assistant stage managed NU Stage’s Revenge of the Villains revue last semester. Ben is also involved in Entrepreneurship Club and is the head of marketing for H.E.A.T. (Husky Environmental Action Team).
Grant serves as the Secretary of Silver Masque, and is a fourth-year senior Theatre Major from Chicago, Illinois. Grant dreams about being Chris Pratt. Grant has been mainly involved in the Northeastern Theatre Department’s Mainstage shows, appearing as Marshal in Elephant’s Graveyard, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Chorus in Antigone, Mr. Jack Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Karl/Steve in Clybourne Park. Outside of Theatre you can catch Grant playing Intramural Soccer
Christie serves as the Social Media Manager of Silver Masque, and is a second-year Theatre Major and Film Production Minor from Bergen County, New Jersey.
During her first month at Northeastern, Christie ran into Amanda Seyfried’s dog at Denim Supply Ralph Lauren on Newbury Street. She spent five minutes fan-girling about her dog before realizing that Amanda was standing there too. It was embarrassing but she has a picture to prove it happened. Christie is mainly involved in the Theatre Department’s Mainstage shows, having roles in columbinus and The House of Bernarda Alba, and she will appear in The Heidi Chronicles. Previously a member of the Northeastern Cheerleading team and the Creative Leaders Program, you can now find Christie doing more theatre outside of theatre.
Hanne serves as the Treasurer for Silver Masque, and is a fourth year Theatre Major from Manhattan, NY, and Ankara, Turkey. When she was young, Prince Charles visited the British elementary school she attended. Hanne lined up with the rest of the kids to greet him as he walked by them. Hanne has performed in The Phantom Lady (Clara), columbinus (Chorus), The House of Bernarda Alba (Angustias), and appears in the upcoming The Heidi Chronicles (Becky). She has been working in the Costume Shop, Marketing the Department of Theatre and Silver Masque since Sophomore year. Hanne is a member of Dance, Dance, Dance with No Limits Dance Crew.
Pablo Hernandez Basulto
Pablo serves as the President of Silver Masque, and is a third-year Theatre Major from Cuernavaca, Morelos. He once met famous Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez while swimming in a pool . Not that means a lot if you don’t know who that is (but it meant a lot to Pablo). Pablo has performed in several Department of Theatre productions such as Elephant’s Graveyard, Antigone, and The Importance of Being Earnest. He designed projections for columbinus and masks for Romeo and Juliet, stage managed The House of Bernarda Alba, and wrote and directed The Guilty Ones for Silver Masque. Pablo is also an Honors Ambassador and a Resident Assistant at International Village.
Eric is a member of the Tech Squad for Silver Masque, and is a second-year Combined Electrical and Computer Engineering Major from East Hanover, New Jersey. Eric has bet on horses with Bobby Flay. He previously worked on set construction for the department and has had several acting roles in smaller productions, such as last semester’s Directing Scenes. Eric will be on co-op at Textron Systems this coming semester.
Eva serves as the Vice President of Silver Masque, and is a third-year Theatre Major and Elementary Education Minor from Deerfield, Illinois. She once stood out in the pouring rain to meet Bernadette Peters (her idol) at the A Little Night Music stage door. She touched Eva’s arm. Eva has not washed arm since. Eva has been a cast/crew member of multiple department productions (most recently Clybourne Park this fall), and was the past Treasurer of Silver Masque. She recently wrote and directed A Few Strange Men, performed at the final Fortnight of the fall semester. Eva is also a member of NU Stage Musical Theatre Group.
Jamez serves as the Marketing Manager for Silver Masque, and is a second-year Theatre Major from Villanova, Pennsylvania.
While in NYC last summer, Audra McDonald walked past her (looking fierce as ever) in the parking lot next to Madison Square Garden. Jamez couldn’t let her get away so she called after her, asking if she could confirm that she was indeed the record breaking Tony Award Winning actress herself, and then proceeded to tell her how much she loves and admires her work.
Jamez has appeared on the Theatre Department Studio Theatre Stage in the productions of Antigone, columbinus, Body Maps with Tim Miller, and most recently Clybourne Park. She is also a long time work study in the Theatre Department Costume Shop. She holds the position of Treasurer of the Northeastern Shakespare Society and is a member of Circle K.