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NEVERDARK SERIES 2021

Outstanding Performances Brought to Life Online

TheaterWorks Hartford

Artwork by Michael McKiernan

Sunday, June 20th & Tuesday, June 22nd  | Performed at Windhover Center for the Performing Arts

Mr. Parent

Based on stories from Maurice Parent
 

When an actor turns to teaching for a steady paycheck, he learns that it’s less of a job and more of a constant, visceral reminder of one’s own success and/or failure. Mr. Parent is a hilarious, joyful, and heartbreakingly honest peek into the kids, adults, and systems of the Boston Public Schools. Based on the real-life adventures of favorite Boston actor Maurice Parent, Mr. Parent asks, “What does it mean to show up for our kids — and ourselves?”

 

 

Maurice Emmanuel Parent is an award-winning actor, director, educator and mentor with 20 years of professional experience. He has over 40 acting credits at theatres across the nation and abroad, having performed with some of Boston’s oldest and most respected companies such as the Huntington Theatre Company, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Lyric Stage Company, New Repertory Theatre, and Central Square Theater among others. His work as an actor has earned him two Elliot Norton Awards from The Boston Theater Critics Association, three Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) awards, and an ArtsImpulse Award. Currently Parent is a full time Professor of the Practice in the Tufts University Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and co-Producing Artistic Director of The Front Porch Arts Collective, “a black theatre company committed to advancing racial equity in Boston through theater.”

www.mauriceparent.com / www.frontporcharts.org