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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.

Upcoming Fortnights
Thursday, October 13 @ 10:30pm
Thursday, October 27 @ 10:30pm
Thursday, November 17 @ 10:30pm
Thursday, December 1 @ 10:30pm
Theatre Alumni Panel:
Wednesday, October 19 @ 5PM
Ryder Theatre Lab
One Act:
The Grey Monster by Georgeanne Oliver
November 4-5

Silver Masque is led by 20 core members and elected officers. For Fall 2016 they are:

Jamez Anderson


Jamez serves as the President for The Silver Masque Theatre Company, and is a third-year Theatre Major from Villanova, Pennsylvania who is also minoring in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Psychology. Jamez has appeared on the Theatre Department Studio Theatre Stage in the productions of Antigone, columbinus, Body Maps with Tim Miller, and Clybourne Park. In addition to her passion for Theatre she is a proud member of the Epsilon Mu Chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity, a volunteer at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, and looking to co-op in the Clinical Psychology field this coming spring.


Eva Friedman


Eva Friedman (Vice President) is a fourth-year Theatre major and Elementary Education minor from Chicago, Illinois. In her sophomore year, she suffered minor cardiac distress when Jeremy Jordan touched the small of her back at the Finding Neverland stage door. She has been featured in multiple mainstage productions including Dead Man’s Cell Phone (upcoming), Clybourne Park, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Heidi Chronicles, and Elephant’s Graveyard. Eva has also served as Treasurer of Silver Masque, and has written and directed two short plays for Silver Masque’s Fortnight season: A Few Strange Men (December 2015) and The Converted (September 2016).


Megan Maloney


Megan is a fifth-year combined Communications Theatre major and current secretary of Silver Masque. You may know her from NU main stage productions including Dead Man’s Cell Phone, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Last Five Years, Romeo and Juliet, and The Phantom Lady. She is sad to be ending her college career this Fall, but is excited to be on the Silver Masque team for her final semester.


Jenna Goldberg


Jenna Goldberg is the current Treasurer of Silver Masque. She is a second-year pursuing a double major in Economics and Theatre Production. This semester at NEU she will also be the Lighting Designer for the Silver Masque One-Act, The Grey Monster, and the Master Electrician for Dead Man’s Cell Phone.


Claire Moorer


Claire serves as the Marketing Director and is a second-year theatre major with a performance concentration from Carmel, California. She is also part of the PlusOne program to get her Master’s in elementary education. Previous Northeastern credits include Prudencia in The House of Bernarda Alba, Ensemble in Dead Man’s Cell Phone, wardrobe run for Clybourne Park, and light board for The Heidi Chronicles. She is currently employed as a work-study in the theatre office.


Liam Hofmeister


Liam Hofmeister is a third-year theatre major and journalism minor. Previous credits include playwriting and directing Silver Masque commissioned plays Pinned and A Wake, assistant stage managing Dead Man’s Cell Phone, and assistant directing The Sex Myth. Last spring, he worked as a full-time reporter for The Patriot Ledger, a newspaper based in Quincy, Mass.


Eric Fernandez


Eric is the Technical Director for Silver Masque. He is a third-year Combined Electrical and Computer Engineering Major from East Hanover, New Jersey. 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, and the 10 minute play Terminal D.


Ben Lebofsky


Ben Lebofsky is a third year International Business major on the Tech Squad.  While at Northeastern, Ben has been heavily involved in theater in many capacities including acting and tech.  Last semester he served as Tech Director for Silver Masque, while this semester he is serving as Assistant Director for NU Stage’s production of Godspell.


Rose Mancuso


Rose Mancuso is a sophomore theatre major and a business minor. She has been involved in a few productions during her time here at Northeastern so far: The House of Bernarda Alba as the assistant master electrician and light board operator, The Heidi Chronicles as the assistant stage manager, as well as working in the scene shop and the theatre office. Mancuso has also been involved with NUstage, Revenge of the Villains and Catch Me If You Can as run crew and Rebels, Revolutionaries, and Radicals as the assistant stage manager. Mancuso is really excited to be a part of Silver Masque this year and cannot wait to see what great theatre comes out of it.


Matt Price


Matt Price serves on the tech squad for Silver Masque, and is a second year Economics major from Birmingham, Alabama. Matt once met Waka Flocka at an Urban Outfitters. In Birmingham. What are the odds? Matt has acted in several productions for Northeastern Shakespeare Society, including Much Ado about Nothing, Twelfth Night, and Romeo and Juliet.